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Inspiration

CP Loves...Nemesis Pictures

by Jessica Hazel. Singapore is home to Nemesis Pictures, a commercial photography studio founded by established photographer Jeremy Wong. He is the brains behind the pug loaf, an amazingly strong and memorable image which has found it's way onto...

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Remember my name. Why aren't there more famous copywriters?

by Magnus Shaw. Almost 2013 and the general appetite for celebrity displays no signs of abating. Not only do we have a voracious interest in those who are famous, but we're carrying an insatiable hunger to be well-known ourselves. Forget...

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News

Frank Gehry to design Facebook's new California campus

Facebook has brought in the famed architect, Frank Gehry, to design the expansion of the California headquarters in Menlo Park. Plans for the 420,000 square foot plot will include a single-story warehouse with a roof-top garden that will cover the...

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Claire Parker discusses corporate design ArboUnie

Claire Parker, Creative Director at our Amsterdam office, is part of the ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine, so every month she will judge a corporate design, together with Tom Dorresteijn from Studio Dumbar and Stefan...

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Do you love what you do?

by Ashley Morrison. And do you do what you love? OR do you now HATE what you USED TO love? If it's the latter, is that because it's now your job - and, because you do it day in, day out, it's taken all the love away? I put out this question out in...

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Stuart Wilson, Creative Director at JWT London

Stuart Wilson Creative Director, JWT London... Website: jwt.co.uk Twitter: @JWT_London Facebook: facebook.com/JWT-London Twitter: @stuwilson JWT London is an integrated creative agency of international imagination. Our heritage of innovation, our...

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Benjamin Anthonisz

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/BenjaminAnthonisz Website: 76kid.com Facebook: facebook.com/76kid Twitter: @76KlD "My passion is digital design and illustration. This year I joined moonpig.com as Head of Online Design with the main objective...

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Design Juices

Design Juices started back in January of 2010. It was a structured way to document all the inspiring work and creative designers I was finding in my research online. The blog grew from this scrapbook of inspiration into a more structured way to give...

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Spotlight: Graham Higgins

Graham Higgins is a motion graphics designer who works mostly in After Effects and Maya, but says he still feels like a bit of a novice in the motion graphics industry. CP profile: creativepool.co.uk/GrahamHiggins Website: sircharlesgraham.com How...

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Pillar Box Post

Website: pillarboxpost.com When did you start out blogging? I started blogging just over 3 years ago in the summer of 2009...which happened to be about 3 years after I resolved to start a blog! How did you choose your blog name? One of the (many)...

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Mischa Lee

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/MishcaYLee Website: whenyellowmeetsgrey Facebook: facebook.com/bonybean "I am a multi-layered graphic designer and illustrator with different personality traits that loves to giggle. This enables me to play...

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Lee Ray

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/freelancedirectory/LeeRay Website: lee-ray.com " I am an experienced Artist and Illustrator with a B.A.Hons Degree in Product Design and 16 years experience in creating Concept Design, Illustration, and CG...

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5 minutes with... James Ramsden of Rufus Leonard

James Ramsden is a Creative Director at Rufus Leonard, an independent creative communications agency with over 25 years experience helping brands succeed in today’s always on world, located in the heart of London’s busy Clerkenwell...

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Logoed

Website: logoed.co.uk Twitter: @Logoed When did you start out blogging? We started the blog way back in 2001 - so we've been going for 11 years now! How did you choose your blog name? It was simply to represent what the blog was about at the...

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Creative Mug

Website: www.creative-mug.com/ Twitter: @Creative_Mug Facebook: facebook.com/CreativeMug When did you start out blogging? We started CreativeMug in November 2011, after blogging on other places around the web for some years. How did you choose your...

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James Easley - We Love...

We Love is a strategic creative agency with digital at its heart. We offer a smarter way to connect and create resonance with audiences, across multiple digital platforms. At We Love our imaginations have no limits and we work collaboratively to make...

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Jack Fairclough

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/LittleHoudini Website: littlehoudini.co.uk(under construction) Facebook: is for stalkers! Twitter: twitter.com/littlehoudinii " Hi I'm Jack….I will illustrate/animate and design for food! " How long have...

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Belinda Hawkins

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/belindahawkins Vimeo: vimeo.com/belindahawkins "I've worked in Perth, Western Australia for over 6 years as an agency producer in television production and post-production. Perhaps my biggest achievement was...

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Craig Roderick - Nexus/H

Together is better… Together makes a bigger impact. Together is more knowledgeable. Together is more cost effective. Together is easier. With strategic planning, advertising, digital, design and media planning under one roof, together is...

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David Airey

Website: www.davidairey.com/ Twitter: @DavidAirey Facebook: facebook.com/davidaireydesign When did you start out blogging? October 2006. Kind of by accident, really. I didn't know what a blog was, or how important it would turn out to be in terms of...

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Jesus Revuelta - DoubleYou

What do you actually do? Tags: [nike], [nestlé], [team], [concept], [integrated], [digital], [social media], [strategy], [ideas], [trendwatching], [advertising that does not seem advertising]. My time is now - NIKE FOOTBALL SPAIN from...

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Achraf Amiri

- View Achraf's Creativepool profile here Website: achrafamiri.blogspot.co.uk/ Facebook: facebook.com/Achraf-Amiri-The-Hidden-Son-Of-The-Addams-Family Twitter: twitter.com/ACHRAFAMIRI ""I am the hidden son of the Addams Family" Young creative minded...

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Art Sponge

When did you start out blogging? Back in 2009. How did you choose your blog name? I thought of symbolically 'absorbing' art from around the web. Thus, Art Sponge. What's it all about and why? It's about finding great visual art from hardly known...

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Adam Chiappe - Forever Beta

Forever Beta is an integrated creative agency that believes in the power of WOW. We were voted ‘Best breakthrough agency” in this years MAA Awards. We believe everything is Forever Beta. Constantly changing, improving, researching,...

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Good Copy, Bad Copy

Website: www.goodcopybadcopy.co.uk Twitter: @goodcopybadcopy Facebook: facebook.com/dorisandbertie When did you start out blogging? According to my archive, October 2006. I can’t believe it’s been that long! How did you choose your blog...

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Tony Malcolm, Leo Burnett

We don’t make brands famous, we make brands popular. We create work that is inclusive and bold and appeals to the mass market. We want to create work that a brand can grow into, that will appeal to more than just the immediate target...

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Dale Edwin Murray

- View Dale's Creativepool profile here Website: daleedwinmurray.com Facebook: facebook.com/Dale-Edwin-Murray-Illustration Twitter: twitter.com/DALEEDWINMURRAY "I'm a UK-based freelance illustrator and graphic artist working in the fields of...

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Beautiful Crime

Website: beautifulcrime.com Twitter: @beautifulcrime Facebook: facebook.com/beautifulcrime When did you start out blogging? Beautiful Crime has been around as a company since 2004, but we started blogging about urban, contemporary and digital &...

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Ryan Luckoo

- View Ryan's Creativepool profile here Website: luckoo.com Facebook: facebook.com/ryanluckoo Twitter: twitter.com/rykoo "Ryan Luckoo, A Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Visual Artist. Art has been a major aspect of my life for as long as I can...

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Booooooom

Booooooom was created by a Vancouver artist, Jeff Hamada, in an attempt to foster a community of people excited to go out and be creative! When did you start out blogging? I started Booooooom in 2008. How did you choose your blog name? I just wanted...

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Tracey Long

- View Tracey's Creativepool profile here Website: traceylong.co.uk "Hi, I’m Tracey, a soon to be enormously wealthy and world famous illustrator. " How long have you been a Freelancer for? Just over two years, give or take a lifetime. Describe...

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Nicholas Feurtado - Blow Creative

Blow Creative is an award winning through-the-line creative communications agency based in Bristol (with partner agencies in London). We are a team of creative, strategic and technical individuals always looking to exceed expectations and ensure we...

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Ape on the Moon

The Ape on the Moon blog is run by two inter-planetary apes. It was founded by illustrator Alex Mathers, with illustrator Philip Dennis based in Tokyo and London. The blog documents all that is new and exciting about contemporary visual arts...

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Blog of the week

Blogs that you want to know about! There are some fantastic creative blogs out there that you must check out! We are bringing these blogs to one place so that you know where to find the best new and established bloggers. Find out what these blogs are...

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Matthew Sergison-Main

- View Matthew's Creativepool profile here Facebook: facebook.com/artsurge Twitter: @Pingsweetie "After graduating in Fine Art Painting, I retrained as a graphic designer and developed computer aided design skills. I am passionate about illustration,...

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Alan Long - Sane & Able

What do you actually do? I am creative director of a small london based design agency, this means that I have my hands in everything from the design work, client relationships, finding new clients, to creative direction. My usual days consists of...