For Leaders and Learners

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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...

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Spotlight - Colette Alexandros - Illustrator

- View Colette's Creativepool profile "Always carry your artwork with you. Whether it is a business card or even your artwork on your phone, as you never know who you might bump into." How long have you been a Freelancer for? 2 years. Describe...

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5 minutes with... Ben Winter - Sapient

How did you get started in the industry? Started at an integrated agency, in South Africa, as an Art Director, after completing a degree in Fine Art. What would you be doing if you weren't doing that? Making Movies What's your current favourite...

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Spotlight - Chris Hannah - Art Director

- View Chris's Creativepool profile ‘Network, but don't be pushy. You're more likely to find work through people you know' How long have you been a Freelancer for? Around three years. Describe your work in one sentence. Freelance Art...

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5 minutes with... Steve Boswell - Lowe & Partners

How did you get started in the industry? Foundation Art, Graphics Degree, followed by much trudging around London with another Steve and a black portfolio, hearing ‘Come back with some more ideas next week' which eventually led to a 1st Job at...

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Spotlight - Gary Carr - Front-End Web Developer

- View Gary's Creativepool profile ‘Always make a plan, starting with a pencil and paper no matter what you're working on you need a starting point' Describe your work in one sentence. A freelance front end developer with a passion for new...

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5 Minutes with... Jon Humphreys - The Neighbourhood

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Creative Director and Co-founder of Neighbourhood. How did you get started in the industry? Degree in architecture, decided I didn't want to go into that industry, free-lanced as a graphic...