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Guy Duncan - Coca-Cola

"The Coca-Cola Company needs little introduction, but I can say I'm incredibly lucky to work for Jonathan Mildenhall who leads Content Excellence here in Atlanta, at a time when creativity and the development of excellent creative work is high on the...

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Oliver Maltby - The Chase

"The Chase is a creative consultancy, based in London, Manchester and Preston. We work mainly in branding but have done everything from a football stadium design to stamps. Our strength is the variety or work we produce. It's kept us in the top five...

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Simon Pendry - Blue Marlin

"Blue Marlin is the home of landing big ideas, which are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on delivering relevant, unique and consistent experiences across brand touch points worldwide. Blue Marlin is an independent integrated...

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CP Spotlight Komson Yamshuen

- View Komson's Creativepool profile here Facebook: facebook.com/komson.yamshuen Twitter: @komsonba "Komson Yamshuen is a former awards winning art director who worked with leading advertising agencies in Thailand such as Young & Rubicam, Monday and...

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Steve Vranakis - Google

What do you actually do? Try to make cool stuff that matters. What would you be doing if you weren't doing that? Hanging out on Brighton beach with my kids. Is it true that the Google offices are furnished with awesome things like giant sweets...

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Spotlight - Silvia Bartoli - 3D Artist

- View Silvia,s Creativepool profile. "I,m a 3d character artist based in London. I specialise in character modeling, digital sculpting, texturing and concept design. As with any good character artist, since childhood I have intently drawn and...

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5 minutes with... Sophie Moore - Creative Partner at Flock

"First and foremost we’re a design and advertising agency. We look at our clients’ problems and solve them creatively." What do you actually do? A bit of everything as we’re a small but perfectly formed agency. I design. I project...

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5 minutes with... Jon Stutfield - Creative MD at BLISS

"We're a digital agency whose founding mantra was to be a pleasure to work with. In reality that means being honest, producing great work and achieving our clients' objectives. And being nice, but that just comes naturally to us." What do you...

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Spotlight - Max Polak - Art director

- View Max’s Creativepool profile “I started my creative career as a graffiti writer and was priveleged enough to work with the likes of Banksy, Revok & Aroe MSK. I then moved into fashion and worked as a graphics and branding designer...

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Spotlight - Peter Bowen - Illustrator

- View Peter's Creativepool profile. How long have you been a Freelancer for? A year and a half, but with over eight years' experience in total. Describe your work in one sentence. Sometimes with a slightly dark edge, though rarely without a...

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5 minutes with... Mark Anderson - Creative Director at We Love

"We Love... A fresh new take on what a digital creative agency can be... Progressive and flexible, driven and creative, we offer an alternative way forward in terms of design, strategy, attitude and ultimately deliverables. Our strength lies in our...

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Spotlight - Jonny Lawrence - Animator

- View Jonny’s Creativepool profile "Jonny Lawrence is an Animator & Concept/Storyboard Artist based in Kent. In 2010 he graduated from a BA (hons) in animation from UCA Farnham. Since graduation he had worked for a fitness company as an In...

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5 minutes with... Robin Arnold - Creative Director at Baron

"Barôn are a branding and digital agency based in Bolton. We are a small team of award winning designers and developers who strive to create contemporary, intelligent design." What do you actually do? We are a small team so a bit of everything...

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5 minutes with... Mark Ferguson -Director at Very Own Studio

"Very Own Studio is a small independent practice specialising in identity and graphic design for print and screen. It was formed by Mark Ferguson in 2009 in Manchester but is currently based in sunny Brighton." What do you actually do? I'm a...

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5 minutes with... Paul Boag - Co founder at Headscape

"I have always been rubbish at elevator pitches! But here goes... Headscape is a web design company that offers development, design and consultancy services. We have a broad client base from large public sector organisations to charities, higher...

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5 minutes with... Andrew J Brown - Creative Director at Brass

"A new agency 28 years young. Brass is a new breed of marketing communications agency. Using new insight, ideas and technology, we help clients succeed in a world of constant change." What do you actually do? Work on strategy and creative delivery...

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5 minutes with... Luke Taylor - Us

"Us is a multi-disciplinary design and direction studio, whose work covers brand identity, printed literature, advertising, motion, installations & web. We believe that projects should stem from good ideas no matter how big or small. In their studio...

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Spotlight - Adam Ismail - Graphic Designer

- View Adam's Creativepool profile. How long have you been a Freelancer for? About 4 years Describe your work in one sentence. My style is often conceptual, ranging from digital art and photo manipulation through to various other graphic design...

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Spotlight - Filip Zywica - Graphic Designer & Illustrator

- View Filip's Creativepool profile. ‘Born in Poland, Filip started doodling at an early age inspired by his dad (who, somehow, still wants to have nothing to do with it) and continued on throughout all his education, consequently failing to...

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Spotlight - John Aranda - Photographer

- View John's Creativepool profile. ‘The Philippines via California via London via a camera' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 2 years now, since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2009. Describe your work in one...

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Spotlight - Matt Johnstone - Illustrator

- View Matt's Creativepool profile. ‘Matt Johnstone is an illustrator based in London. He grew up in the Sussex countryside in a village called Steyning and since graduating from Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design has illustrated for...

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Spotlight - Dave Legion - Creative

- View Dave's Creativepool profile. ‘I am an award-winning music video director and Animator. Before moving into freelance, I had setup and ran 2 creative business, and a record label. I design like an it's a disease and I hate, HATE...

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5 minutes with... David Freer - Founding Partner at O Street

"We are a multi-disciplinary (only bit of jargon, promise!) design company with a head office in Glasgow. We pride ourselves in offering a wealth of big company experience with small company overheads. Our sleek approach also allows us to work with...

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5 minutes with... Paul Franklin - Creative Director at Heavenly

"Heavenly is a branding agency established in 2002. We believe in capturing people's imagination with refreshing brand strategy and iconic creative work. We work the world over. From America and Russia to the Middle East and India. With the biggest...

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5 minutes with... Paul Logan - Creative Director at Breathingjuice

"Breathingjuice produces digital design and motion graphics for a wide range of clients and the very best creative agencies. We create digital content that can work across multiple platforms including website channels, social media campaigns, mobile...

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Spotlight - Jason Nye - Graphic Designer

- View Jason's Creativepool profile. ‘I'm a young freelance designer with a penchant for vector illustration.' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 4 Years. I started freelancing whilst studying for my undergraduate degree in graphic...

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Spotlight - Justin Dowling - CGI Artist

- View Justin's Creativepool profile. ‘I am self employed CGI artist based in Stokes Croft, Bristol, originally from London. I have over a decade experience in digital media, focusing mainly on 3D modelling, lighting & animation - I have...

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5 minutes with... Scott Bedford - Creative Director at Jigsaw

What do you actually do? My main focus at the moment is driving innovation and creativity within the business - so a lot of creative and strategic thinking, and an awful lot of pitches, especially for the North American market. Jigsaw is a very...

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Spotlight - We Three Club

- View We Three Club's Creativepool profile ‘Combining both our styles we offer a really broad range of options and concepts' How long have you been a Freelancer for? Chris and I have both been freelancing for around 6 years now. Pretty much...

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5 Minutes with... Blair Thomson - Creative Director at Believe In

"I'm a creative thinker. My role is a combination of design, creative direction, brand strategy, and all the business and management side of agency life." -- Blair Thomson -- How did you get started in the industry? Started out as the unofficial...