For Leaders and Learners

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

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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...

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Alison Bates

- View Alison's Creativepool profile here Website: pingsweetie.com Twitter: @Pingsweetie "I spent half my creative life as an advertising art director and the other half trying to find more varied ways to be creative. I loved the ideas and concepts...

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Graham Wall - The Marketing Store

The Marketing Store is one of Britain’s leading integrated agencies. Our London office has about 250 people, with around 100 creatives working across all disciplines, including promotional, retail, experiential, product and digital, the last of...

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Valerie Black

- View Valerie's Creativepool profile here Website: valerieblack.com Twitter: @valerieblack_vb Facebook: facebook.com/valerieblackart "I am an illustrator and character designer fascinated with magic, mythology and creatures. Starting with sculpture,...

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Neil Marra - Creativespark

What do you actually do? I was going to say walk around the office smoking but I gave up years ago - and do Creative Directors even do that anymore? Day-to-day, I mainly take lead role during the agency’s creative process, which is ‘DIG,...

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Phil Swan - Erskine Design

What do you actually do? An average day might involve building a prototype for a web application, brainstorming ideas for a Facebook campaign or sifting through shed loads of data, trying to devise a logical architecture. I'm lucky as I get to...

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Michael C Place - Build

Founded in 2001, we are a London-based graphic design agency. Our strength is in producing bold, memorable and effective graphic design and communications- including for print, packaging, digital and moving image. We work for clients big & small,...

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Shelly Perkins

- View Shelly's Creativepool profile here Website: shellyperkins.co.uk Twitter: @ILLUSTRATIONSP Facebook: click here "I am a freelance illustrator based in rural Worcestershire. The majority of my work is for editorial clients with a monthly column...

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Clare Bishop

- View Clare's Creativepool profile here Website: clarelouisebishop.com "Clare is a creative retoucher based in London. Having for sometime worked for creative studios around London, both freelance and in-house, she made the daunting leap of starting...

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Simon Shaw - Exposure

What do you actually do? I am the Creative Director of exposure. We sometimes discuss amongst ourselves what it is a modern creative director does. At exposure my job falls into four main sections; idea architect, creative conductor, talent scout...

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Paul West - Imagination

What do you actually do? Transform business through creativity! I lead teams of talented creatives, developing unexpected ideas and solutions with a wide range of global brands, from digital design to environments, and experiential design to 360...

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Nick Stickland - ODD

"I like to think, ODD is the integrated creative agency specialising in consumer marketing for fashion and lifestyle brands." What do you actually do? Apply the direction of the client within the agency and the direction of agency within the...

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David Anthony Wood

- View David's Creativepool profile here Twitter: @hellodabwood Website: dabwood.tumblr.com "The illustrator critics are already calling "one of the many illustrators there are"" How long have you been a Freelancer for? I've been freelancing since...

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Natalie Nicklin

- View Natalie's Creativepool profile here Twitter: @natnicklin Facebook: facebook.com/NatNicklinArt Website: www.natnicklin.co.uk "Natalie Nicklin utilizes a wide range of processes within her work; from found images and photography to modern...

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David Ryan Robinson

Twitter: @DRyanR Blog: davidryanrobinson.blogspot.com Website: www.davidryanrobinson.com "I am a uk based illustrator and graphic designer who has been working freelance in the UK for a couple of years. I attended the University of Salford, where I...

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CP Spotlight - Thomas Knowler

- View Thomas's Creativepool profile here Twitter: @knowlerdraws Tumblr: knowlerdraws.tumblr.com Vimeo: vimeo.com/knowler Website: knowlerdraws.co.uk "British born, School of Visual Arts (NYC) trained Animator and Illustrator. Obsessed with space,...

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James Khan - Ice

What do you actually do? Design & manage exhibition, event & brand environments. What would you be doing if you weren't doing that? Mending and racing old cars. And probably wishing I was doing this instead. How did you get started in the...