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The creative industry’s connection to inspirational, educational and thought-provoking content.

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Inspiration

Designers shouldn’t spend 8 hours a day stuck to a chair

Staying in touch with reality is a powerful drive for your creative inspiration. When we ask those wonderful creatives in our community how they stay inspired, most of them reply that having a walk or looking at the world around is their personal...

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Workshop

Should you leave your job during the pandemic?

You keep looking at the clock waiting for your day to end. The thought of Monday mornings just won’t let you enjoy your weekends. You can’t wait for the next day off - even if you just spent an entire week on leave. We’ve all been...

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Inspiration

The Flexibility of Freelancing

Some days ago we asked our community why they chose to become freelancers. The answers were quite interesting: the thrill of the unknown, the variety, the freedom, the flexibility. In truth, flexibility seems to be quite a common theme for seasoned...

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Leaders

Choose chaos, not stability - With Strategic Planner Manabu Kudo

"Mistakes have always been my best friend." We've talked at length about how stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to stimulate creativity. Playing safe isn't always the best option, and it is sometimes necessary to take risks in...

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Features

Global creative calendar: December 2020

While 2020 is almost history, I hope you are ready, willing and able to celebrate the best days yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for the new year ahead? If so, some of the world's most elite organizers are preparing to unleash...

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Inspiration

Freelancing to avoid burnout

The dream of working at a big corporation or agency may soon fade out as you realise that burnout is always around the corner. It's scary. It's frightening. It makes you feel lost. But freelancing is here to make up for that - at least for freelance...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: Where Next for the Glenfiddich stag?

"Personal growth comes from embracing risk" Glenfiddich isn't new to taking risks. Its iconic stag is the symbol of this spirit, the personification of ambition and the will to dare. Space Agency was tasked with bringing all of this to life - and it...

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Inspiration

Let your creativity be of inspiration to others

As a global community, we have the priceless fortune to witness works by creatives from all around the world. Few things are as valuable as seeing how creativity spread across the globe. This week we are going as far as Indonesia to have a virtual...

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Inspiration

What is a Digital Experience?

The expectations of the average consumer from companies concerning marketing and communication have grown rapidly over the last two decades and a lot of this has to do with the growth in digital technology. We live in times where many retailers only...

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Inspiration

Print is definitely not dead

Promoting your business offline Pre-internet, promotion looked very different. We relied on using print to show off our best work. We used to send out portfolios so that prospects could see our work in print-form. It’s all very well having a...

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Leaders

Diversity Drives Creativity – with CCO Owen Lee

If we want more tech wizards, more creativity, more diversity, we need to be exciting and fun again. The creative industry used to be the 'best place to work.' Over time, that fun got diluted and the purpose of the whole industry arguably got...

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Inspiration

Why collaboration is the key to effectiveness

Some agencies help brands succeed with cutting-edge, disruptive campaigns that will leave a mark in the industry forever. But no matter what kind of brand it is, they all have to start somewhere. It is the task of agencies like B&B Studio to help...

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Inspiration

The Best 30 Websites for Creative Inspiration

Of course we are in the list. Any creative professional will need some daily inspiration to overcome the occasional roadblock at work. It’s just the way things are - we need to look at art to remain inspired. Whether you are a designer, an...

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Industry

Supporting underrepresented talent with Daniella's Guestbook

There is clearly a problem with representation in the creative industry. With mostly white males and females holding a position of power, Asian, Latinos and Black creatives are very few and far in between. This leads to a plethora of underrepresented...

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Inspiration

Why passion trumps talent - With Global CCO Matt Eastwood

You'd be surprised how many doors just being naturally curious can open for you. Curiosity and passion can push you farther than any creative director ever could. Proof of that be the journey and ventures of McCann Health Global Chief Creative...

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Inspiration

What is the fuel of endless inspiration?

When you are just starting out, you can easily get caught in a storm of passion, ambition and motivation for everything related to your craft. Some people lose that, or become disillusioned with time. You shouldn't. Senior Graphic Designer Stuart...

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Features

Company Culture is more than words, perks and drinks

The Jefferson Talent Group have teamed up with Fiona Wilson to look at health and happiness in the marketing industry, running a series of workshops to discuss mental health and wellbeing. Alongside these workshops, we’ll explore the good, bad...

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Features

The key to successful fan engagement

2020: The year fan engagement took centre stage The pandemic has upended all of our lives in one way or another. While some industries pivoted to limit disruption, others are struggling as Covid-19 continues to take its toll. The sports industry is...

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Industry

When will the industry recover from the COVID-19 crisis?

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

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Inspiration

Learning graphic design from LPs and magazines

Nearly all of us can identify a very specific point in time when we started being interested in art and creativity. For our editor, it was when a school assignment brought him to write his first ever fiction story. For graphic designer Neville...

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Inspiration

Save 20% with this Adobe CC Black Friday deal

You can now grab all the Adobe apps for an exclusive price It's on. Adobe is offering 20% off the Adobe Creative Cloud exclusively for Black Friday, in a limited-time sale running from today, 16 November, until Friday 27 November. Those interested...

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Features

All creatives are plagiarists

If we strictly look at the meaning of the word, plagiarism means taking someone else's work and claiming it is your own. It is not just stealing; it is more vicious and twisted. Like admitting you have no ideas for yourself. Yet most creatives are...

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Inspiration

Breaking your creative patterns

Curiosity brings knowledge. Knowledge brings experience. Experience brings confidence. You are hardly going to make it as a creative if you don't open your mind to new inputs and experiences. We know we babble about that a lot, but the more members...

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Leaders

Blood, Sweat and Loads of Hamm

Spending ten years in the wrong place can truly wear you down. But it can also help you understand what you really want, and who you really aspire to be. That was the case for Garrick Hamm, Creative Partner at Williams Murray Hamm. Though he claims...

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Inspiration

Think like a hoover

It's hard to imagine being inspired while only focusing on your own art. That is the fastest way to lead your creativity to stall - to stop looking at fellow creatives, and to become too self-absorbed into your own works. Instead, you should try to...

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Leaders

What is Neurodiversity and why businesses must embrace it

It's impossible to not have at least some notions about diversity and inclusion, in the industry of today. Though we are a long way behind where we should be, the industry is moving active steps forward to help inclusion and this can be applied to...

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Leaders

Follow the numbers, but don't forget the people

One would think there are enough advertising agencies out there, but the truth is you can never have enough creativity in the world. Data, KPIs and numbers dominate marketing - and sometimes this makes brands forget that people are above technology....

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Inspiration

Design to transform lives

Every good creative project and innovation has at its core the need to solve an existing problem, and the passion to do so will usually bring you as far as you need to succeed. Design can change lives. And this was what started it all for creative...

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Inspiration

I can’t imagine a life without photography

We can usually trace back our own passions to a very specific moment in time. For some, it was the first time they were asked to write a story as a school assignment - leading to a career in writing. For photographer Marcus Peel, it was the moment he...

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Industry

A Whopper of a Reply!

You can always count on a good burger to help you smile. In a world shaken by a pandemic, Burger King has already distinguished itself a few times - the most recent being just last week, when the company encouraged its customers to order from...

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Industry

The effects of the corona crisis on the creative job market

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

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