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Here's 5 of the best creative works made for Earth Day 2020

Here we are, one home, one planet. Caring is no longer enough, as Earth Day’s 2020 halt urges people around the world to think about the planet through art and make active steps for the environment. While fish in the ocean can finally spend...

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Inspiration

Great Ideas & Where to Find Them

If those four walls are getting a little overfamiliar how about a blast of creative refreshment? Two FREE places to any creative professional who's lost their job since the lockdown began. Special discount of 25% for Creative Poolers with the code...

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Behind the Idea: finding simplicity in Guinness Night Football

Expanding the reach of a brand to a new segment of audience can be a tricky challenge to overcome, as it is arguably easy to make false steps and set yourself off to an unpleasant start. It is also just as easy to overshoot and aim for too much...

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How brands can find meaning from tougher times

When Boris referred to our current situation as ‘the biggest peacetime challenge’ it instantly made me wonder what brands did to ‘do their bit’ during World War II and other less peaceful economic times. While tastes and...

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Inspiration

How to Cope with a Creative Calamity

It’s Summer 2012. The hot Spanish sun is unforgiving as it beats down on the quiet streets of Borja, a medieval town a few hours north east of Madrid. Cecilia Giménez, an elderly resident, pictured below, takes shelter from the heat in...

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50% of creative freelancers won't survive more than 3 months

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

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90% of the creative industry is working from home

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

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Report – How is the creative industry coping with Coronavirus?

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

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Taking on Tomorrow

The ever-evolving digital landscape, and consumers’ increasingly high expectations from brands to deliver connected digital experiences, have forever changed the way businesses present themselves and communicate with audiences. With...

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Member Spotlight: the frail beauty in Begoña True's illustration

It's easy to tell those who have an ardent passion for what they're doing from those who don't. And it is enough to glimpse at one of Begoña True's illustrations to tell which of the two groups she naturally belongs to. We caught up with one of...

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Company Spotlight: Staying Innovative with Flipbook Studio

If you were to ask Andrew Lord how he came about to found an agency, he would probably answer that the distance between the oil industry and an animation studio is not so large as one may think. We caught up with Andrew, one of the co-founders of...

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Inspiration

Advertising & Creativity in a Time of a Crisis

Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. All concepts which most of us could have reasonably hoped we would never experience. And yet here we are entering another week of Zoom calls, home schooling, and … is it too early to have a glass of wine...

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Member Spotlight: the delicate balance in Geoff Sence's style

There is both an art and science to freelancing, and graphic designer Geoff Sence has certainly got them right. Overflowing with dreams and aspirations, Geoff has developed a style blending vintage with modern, able to maintain that delicate balance...

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Why we should get ready to embrace change after the lockdown

If anything, COVID-19 will leave us with plenty to learn. In the past few weeks, the creative industry has worked hard to prove its non-stoppable resilience. From spots shot entirely from home to beautiful art made in isolation, creatives all around...

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#StayHome: You don't need to go outside to craft amazing work

Creatives are already finding the strength to make amazing work from home. It doesn't happen every day to see a global pandemic take people off the streets. Readers and gamers have long awaited this moment to unsheathe their anti-apocalypse barbed...

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Inspiration

Green City Solutions: Breathing Air Back into Cities

Air Design were fortunate to have had a studio workshop with Green City Solutions last March to learn how their revolutionary technology, which revitalises and breathes clean air back into our polluted cities, can be effectively incorporated within...

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Inspiration

Behind the Idea: Wunderman Thompson's not-so-beautiful game

We've been trying to downplay and defuse the COVID-19 pandemic in our intros lately. Sadly, there are some related issues we just can't play with. The BBC has reported that domestic abuse calls have gone up 25% since the beginning of the lockdown....

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Member Spotlight: facing change with Steve Frith and TCC

For those who believe in greatness from small beginnings, TC Communication's story is certainly worth hearing. Born 35 years ago as a husband-and-wife team, TCC now works with some of the biggest brands in the world, including O2, Mizuno and...

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Fill our survey – How are you coping with Coronavirus?

The creative industry is going through challenging times. With the COVID-19 pandemic looming over the future of the job market, we don't know when and if things will ever go back to normal. But that does not mean we must stay put and wait. As a...

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Working as a mum and a leader through the lockdown

If you are a parent in this global climate of pandemic lockdown and quarantine, perhaps the Coronavirus isn't looking so gloom from inside the house after all. Gayle Carpenter is the CEO and Founder of Sparkloop creative agency and is now faced with...

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Getting to know... Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson has worked at Golley Slater for nearly 10 years and has headed up the Consumer Brands agency for almost three. As head of the agency, Emma is now less hands-on and more of a cheerleader for those who do the great work, focussing on the...

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Inspiration

Designers’ Response to Secure Our Future

With “well-being” and “sustainability” being the key focus nowadays, we’ve created a shortlist of new innovative solutions and products showcased at Futurebuild this year where designers and brands across the globe came...

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Leaders

UK Inside Out Awards™ 2020 - Now open for entries.

Showcasing the very best of the UK’s in-house creative talent. The Inside Out Awards™ recognise and honour the very best in-house creative talent from across the UK. Highly regarded within the design industry the Awards identify and...

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Workshop

How to inspire and get the best from your design team

Keeping a team of designers inspired may be a daunting task. Creative minds all coming together to achieve the same goal, yet all with different traits and creative backgrounds. Sometimes getting the best from your design team is as easy as pulling...

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Member Spotlight: Perou's Piercing Photography

Anarchic bonfire nights don’t come up often in modern civilisation, but they are said to ignite sparks of creativity in willing minds. Mr Perou’s photography has secured a special place in our hearts since we first laid eyes on it, crisp...

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Inspiration

Agency insights on how to remain creative during lockdown

Doomsday may not have befallen us yet, but a few of my acquaintances dare to disagree. Being stuck at home with 18-month-olds (and sometimes with 81-year-olds) makes some of us wish we could just step outside and catch that blessed virus once and for...

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Inspiration

Two minutes of noise for the NHS and the art of self-isolation

Last night at around 8pm, something quite spectacular happened: En masse, the UK took a few minutes out of its prolonged panic and self-isolated worry to take to their doorsteps and applaud the people who have emerged as the real MVPs in this time of...