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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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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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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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Industry

Do you feel more stressed lately? You are not alone

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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Industry

1 in 3 creative jobseekers may lose everything within 6 months

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

Designers are not a one-stop-shop

Many designers like to think of a specialty - in fact, that's how things should be. However, way too many employers overestimate the simply human capabilities of a single designer. In other words, it is not uncommon for an employer to hire a...

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Inspiration

Opening windows with creative director Dennis Hooftman

When it comes to inspiration, few things are as important as being able to remain open to new inputs. Creativity isn't always about doing something original. Sometimes, looking at work that has already been done can help you come up with new,...

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The Top 15 Most Inspiring Lockdown Campaigns

The best campaigns made during the COVID-19 outbreak No matter how crippling of a blow it receives, the creative industry will always be ready to stand back up and prove its resilience. Even earlier in the year, with the world preparing to shut...

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Leaders

The importance of prototyping for design teams

From lowering the margin of error and risk to ultimately releasing a more refined, well-rounded product, leading companies in the world today are heavy on prototyping and quite rightly so. Businesses and projects that do not believe in the power of...

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Inspiration

How Creative Director Matt Rooke made it through a recession

There's no doubting that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting several corners of the industry in more or less similar ways. A lot of professionals, even beyond the actual creative industry, are talking about one of the worst recessions of the past 100...

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Andrea Lennon on why we should value togetherness while apart

Hearing Critical Mass EVP and managing director Andrea Lennon speak about her team, you would figure it is the most looked after bunch of creatives in the world. And you wouldn't be too far from the truth. Among a number of other awards this year,...

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Inspiration

7 tips to stay creative and inspired in the second lockdown

And how to remain focused at home We’ve seen that coming. With COVID-19 cases spiking all across Europe, it was just a matter of time before most of the continent decided to head towards a second lockdown - to “save Christmas,”...

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Job Description: 3D Artist

The third dimension has been enticing artists for decades, but it’s only in relatively recent years that some incredibly talented creatives have been able to truly utilise the flexibility, the depth, the power and the potential of 3D artistry....

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Inspiration

How illustrator Fabi Aguilar found her calling

Authenticity. Reading the words of freelance illustrator Fabi Aguilar, this is what modern society lacks the most - the will to nurture unique personalities, captivate passions and help people find their true essence. It was not until the age of 32...

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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

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Inspiration

Loving shots and stories with filmmaker Darren Statman

We love a good story. And film director Darren Statman has plenty to tell. It isn't every day that we get the chance to open a window into a creative professional's life, but with our Member Spotlights it does happen fairly often. What we love about...

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Leaders

Al Young on loving the ordinary

There may not be a secret formula to great leadership, but if there were, we'd say that chief creative officer Al Young is on the right path to finding it. Having joined St Luke's as a junior writer all the way back in 1992, Al has "grown into" his...

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Talking life and contrast with film director Brendan Beachman

Few professionals know the value of contrast like film director Brendan Beachman - and it's not just a simple word play. Brendan started as a production assistant right after graduating in film studies, then moved to be an office PA at a reality TV...

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Aiming for the stars with motion designer Matt 'Mograph' Richings

You either wait for luck to happen, or you go and make it happen yourself. Motion graphics designer Matt 'Mograph' Richings belongs more to the second group: headhunted by an Adam&EveDDB senior creative at a networking event, Matt has always created...

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