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Spotlight - Vince Fraser - Designer and Art Director

--- "Be one step of everyone else: constantly reinvent yourself." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Vince Fraser, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. Describe your work...

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Spotlight - Gerard Whelan - Designer and Art Director

--- "I'm attracted by the challenge to create." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Gerard Whelan, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. How long have you been an Designer...

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Spotlight - Toby Willsmer - Artist and Illustrator

"Style is everything: don't leave home without it." Creativepool grabs five minutes with Toby Willsmer, Artist and Illustrator, to talk creative control, dream projects with Marvel and finding your own style. How long have you been an Artist and...

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Spotlight - Chris Jarvis - Graphic Designer

Chris Jarvis, founder of Jarvdesign, (and one of the contributors at our first Pimm's and Portfolios evening), grabs a coffee with Creativepool to talk aesthetics, iMacs and dream re-brands. Describe the work you do in one sentence. An accessible...

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Advice

Skill shortages in the creative and digital markets

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment As recruiters for the creative industries, including the digital industry, we are naturally very aware of the constant need for the sourcing of fresh talent...

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How to... write a design brief & get the design you want

How do you get the design you want? The perfect design you envision in your head?... The design brief is the answer. Whether you are a designer or a client, an effective design brief is the single most critical factor in ensuring that a project is...

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Spotlight - Den Cops - Designer and Photographer

I hate being in front of a camera, hence I'm behind it. Describe your work in one sentence. I'm a Pixelsmith and my work is a collection of digital sculptures telling little phantasmagoric stories. What's the most important thing you've learnt in...

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5 minutes with... Laura Jordan Bambach - LBi

Wake up tomorrow and do something completely differently to any way you've done it before. It's surprising how refreshing it is. Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Executive Creative Director at LBi (Lost Boys...

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Advice

Tips for Designers

Here's some industry advice from top designers on how to get the best out of your creative process as a designer. Whether you're working for a design agency or as a freelance designer, here are our top ten design tips to help you boost your creative...

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Finding Media jobs

--- Where are all the great media jobs hiding? Why isn't there a website that caters for all the segments of media, displaying all the best media jobs the UK has to offer? Well now there is! Creativepool is the UK's premium place to discover the...

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Advice

How to... find a job in Web Design

We get emails almost everyday from people wanting web design jobs. However web design and web development jobs have become more and more sophisticated. If you are keen on landing employment in web design then read the notes below. You might also want...

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Design Portfolio Tips for Designers

Here's some industry advice on how to best showcase your creative potential in your design portfolio. Whether you're aiming at a creative role as a Graphic Designer with an advertising agency, or an Art working job for a blue chip client, we have...

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5 Minutes with... Peter Riley - 20:20

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm Chief Creative Officer of a digital advertising agency called 20:20. My job is to solve clients' business problems with creativity. Over the last year, for example, this has involved using...

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Job Description: Marketing Manager.

Marketing plays an important role in almost every industry sector. In its simplest form, it is about ensuring that customers' needs are met whilst maximising the profits of a company. A marketing manager's responsibilities can vary enormously, but...

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Advice

Job Description: Visual Merchandiser / Display Designer.

Display designers and visual merchandisers use their design skills to help promote the image, products and services of businesses and other organisations. To some extent the roles of display designers and visual merchandisers may overlap, but...

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Advice

Job Description: Landscape Architect.

Landscape architects specialise in planning and designing open spaces. Their work can be found everywhere from inner-city squares to shopping centres, parks, coastline and countryside. Whether they are transforming a derelict industrial area or...

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Job Description: Architect.

Architects work in the construction industry designing new buildings and the spaces in and around them. They also help restore and conserve old buildings, and develop new ways of using existing buildings. They are involved in construction projects...

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Job Description: Architectural Technician.

Architectural technicians/technologists work closely with architects and other building professionals, providing architectural design services and solutions on construction projects. As specialists in the science of architecture, building design and...

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Job Description: CAD Draughtsperson.

Computer-aided design (CAD) draughtspeople use their IT skills to produce plans and technical drawings for a wide range of products and components, from buildings and bridges to photocopiers and fabric. They may also update and make amendments to...

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Advice

Job Description: Publishing Editor.

Publishing editors work in a number of publishing areas. These include newspaper and magazine publishing, book publishing and online publishing. A publishing editor's main responsibility is for the style and content of the publication. This means...

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Job Description: Photographer

Professional photographers take pictures of people, events, places and objects. Their work can appear anywhere from newspapers and magazines to wedding albums and textbooks. View photography jobs View photography profiles View photography...

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Job Description: Art Editor.

Art editors are responsible for the way a magazine looks. They present the words and images in a way that is easy for the reader to digest, with high visual impact. In the highly competitive consumer magazine market, the art editor's role is...

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Advice

Job Description: DTP Operator.

Printed materials, such as books, newspapers, magazines, brochures and advertising, need to be well designed and laid out to make them attractive and easy to read. DTP (desktop publishing) operators use DTP software and photo-imaging software to put...

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Job Description: Footwear Designer.

Footwear designers come up with creative and practical ideas for shoes and other footwear. Job Description, salaries and benefits Footwear designers come up with creative and practical designs for shoes and other footwear. The footwear market...

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Job Description: Textile Designer.

Textile designers create designs for knitted, printed and woven textiles. These designs often feature repeating patterns. Job Description, salaries and benefits Textile designers create designs for knitted, printed and woven textiles. These designs...

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Advice

Job Description: Technical Illustrator.

Job Description, salaries and benefits Technical illustrators, who may also be known as scientific illustrators, prepare detailed drawings to help people understand often complex scientific or technical information. Their illustrations are used in...

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Job Description: Proofreader.

A proofreader performs a 'quality check' on publications, usually just before they are due to go to print. Proofreaders get involved after others, such as the author, editor and typesetter, have done their jobs. It is the proofreader's role to act...

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Job Description: Journalist.

It is a journalist's job to find news and to report on it as quickly as possible, in an arresting and engaging style. Whether reporting on a local planning decision or a dramatic international conflict, journalists play a key role in society. They...

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How to... Become a Freelance Designer

by Creativepool. Most design agencies at some time or another will need to hire freelancers or contract out certain pieces of work. Sometimes [fairly often in fact] agencies will hire in freelancers to free-up the in-house design team so they can...

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How to... Find a job in design

Finding a job in design is not particularly easy as it's one of the most competitive industries out there. Most design companies (when they advertise jobs) seem to always ask for at least 3 years experience, so the chicken and egg scenario starts....

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Advice

CV Writing: Checklist

Once your CV is complete, ask yourself: Will an employer want to read it? Is the layout professional? Is it easy to read? Have I used a clear typeface and appropriate font size? If an employer 'glanced' over it, do the key points stand out? Is...