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Let's Play: Gamifying graphic design

Let's have fun learning and improving on our graphic design skills by utilising some dope online games. Here are links to the games mentioned: What's that colour? The Kerning Game Brand Recognition Pixactly Bezier Type Game Watch, play along...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Reasons why graphic designers should go back into education

Graphic designers - never stop learning I’ve worked as a graphic designer for a long time, graduating from Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 1993 and working in various studios, bringing me to launch The Severn Agency in 2017. You might say that...

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Careers

Portfolio Critique #5 - Carlos Melo, Graphic Designer

Today's portfolio critique comes to us from Carlos Andrés Melo from Bogotá, Colombia. This graphic designer has some killer typography skills and is on his way to do some special things. Please give Carlos some love or critique in the comments of...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

36 Days of Type examines the endless graphic possibilities of typography

A project that’s been getting a significant amount of coverage on everyone’s favourite photo-centric social media hub of late, 36 Days of Type is so much more than an excuse for designers to bash out some nifty fonts. It also represents a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Dot One converts DNA into graphic prints and textiles

Iona Inglesby has launched a company that converts DNA data into unique graphic prints and patterned textiles. Inglesby's Dot One takes its name from the 0.1% of each person's DNA that differs from that of other human beings. Apparently we share 50%...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Graphic Designer

Graphic designers work to bring many kinds of communication alive. They produce designs that get their clients' messages across with high visual impact. The role demands a keen business sense as well as creative flair. View People View Companies...

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Design

Top 5 London exhibitions to inspire graphic design: June 2015

London is over-stuffed with gallery choices, one of the many great things about the city. But where to go when you want a dash of visual inspiration or a calligraphy calm down? We've scoured around for the best design-led exhibitions on in London...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight... Mirko Albertin, Fashion and Branding Graphic Designer

"I am an apparel and branding graphic designer with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of production methods, innovative techniques and application of graphics. I specialise in producing trend driven graphics and branding for the fashion...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Are we selling the benefits of graphic design hard enough?

by John Fountain. Here's something that I read this during the week and it impressed me so much that I thought I'd share it with you. Lord Smith, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pointed out that - with 1% of the world's...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

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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Features

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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Features

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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Mike Watkins - Freelance Graphic Designer

- View Mike's Creativepool profile ‘Don't just hold out for the cool ad or design agencies - there are thousands of other companies out there that have marketing/design departments' Describe your work in one sentence. Creative pixel...

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Features

Spotlight - Sigurd Kritsiansen - Creative Director/Graphic Designer

Nothing gets done faster if you let yourself get stressed, but it increases the chances of mistakes being made. Describe your work in one sentence. Creating strong brands and imagery - printed, online or broadcast What's the most important thing...

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Features

Spotlight - Chris Jarvis - Graphic Designer

Chris Jarvis, founder of Jarvdesign, (and one of the contributors at our first Pimm's and Portfolios evening), grabs a coffee with Creativepool to talk aesthetics, iMacs and dream re-brands. Describe the work you do in one sentence. An accessible...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

CV Tips For Graphic Designers

1. Keep to an A4 size This is pretty obvious. Who is going to print out an A3 CV for their records anyway? Provide your potential employers the convenience as they are really busy people. It's politeness. They will need to print out your CV for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Motionless pictures - are graphic novels the new movies?

When we were kids (assuming everyone is over 40, because it makes me feel better) we read the comics and grown ups went to the pictures. Sure, we queued for Star Wars and Jaws, but flat images of impossibly ripped blokes and pneumatic ladies in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

6 ways to get commissioned as an illustrator

Getting your first commission as a creative in any field can be tough, but with self-belief, perseverance and a solid plan of action, you can bag that first client and kick on. Following a recent interview with California-based freelance cartoonist,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

My London Design Festival 2019 highlights

One of the strange truths about working in the creative industry is how easy it is for your focus to narrow and shut out other people’s exciting projects. It’s a trap that leads to people becoming predictable and something I don’t...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Malane Newman's cartoons make America look great

Imagine going to a theme park that caters to different generations with each ‘land’ representing a different decade and a “little bit of Disney magic”. Life in the 50s - Generation Land is a realisation of that place in poster...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A moment with The Visual Agency

Indigo Award had the pleasure of meeting not one, but three extraordinary talents behind The Visual Agency-a multifaceted design company that has been taking the world by storm since 2011. The faces behind the enterprise are Giacomo Bettiol as...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Design

DixonBaxi ushers in new era for AC Milan with bold rebrand

European football giants AC Milan have launched a new club visual identity system, developed and designed by London-based brand agency DixonBaxi. The rebrand, which ties in with the start of the Serie A 2019/20 season marks the beginning of a brave...

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Features

Understanding propaganda in advertising

I’ve always been fascinated with the power of propaganda. Last week marked the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and, of the many impacts it had on the world, it’s effect on advertising is the one I encounter every...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

D&AD on the declining interest in higher education

Exam results season is in full swing and while students up and down the UK come to terms with how they did in their all-important papers, they'll soon need to decide what's next on the horizon. A recent report revealed that the number of students...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Indigo Design Award 2019 winners announced in Spain

Every year Indigo Design Award chooses a cutting-edge location to honor an entourage of only the best and brightest in graphic design. The aim is to reward those whose innovative ideas are changing the industry one pixelating proposal at a time- and...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

3 trends from New Designers 2019

New trends in design should excite every designer. Is it a passing fad? An evolution of existing methods? Or perhaps a new era entirely. OK, that last one is a bit on the lofty side. Still, I kept the idea of a new era of design in mind when I...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Cosmo Mulford's pen and ink art adds detail to the doodle

Asked what inspires his black and white hand-drawn pieces created with ink pens, illustrator Cosmo Mulford (below) says his style is influenced by comic books and Japanese art. English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and Czech painter and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

If creative teams were Marvel heroes

French agency We Are Social has created a series of logos based on the concept of creative teams being superheroes. To celebrate the talent, passion and superpowers that go into some of advertising’s most indispensable job titles, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: 3D artist Elena V Miller's concepts know no bounds

Since winning a People's Choice award in the Creativepool Annual in 2017 for her Ballerina Loft - which imagines where a ballerina might live - Romanian 3D artist and visualiser Elena V Miller's work has received several Spotlight's on the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: X-Wing marks the spot in James Birks film art

A quick glance at freelance illustrator and graphic designer James Birks' portfolio will tell you he’s a film fan. Some of the pieces inspired by Hollywood movies include iconic imagery from the likes of Star Wars, Robocop and Leon in the form...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

10 reasons why branding is important

Branding is much more than a logo or a single graphic element associated with your organisation. When thinking about your brand, you really want to consider your entire customer experience… everything from your logo, website, social media...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Careers

The evolution of UX

UX as a career is one of the fastest growing, exciting sectors in the interactive industry. The demand for UX talent is at an all-time high, driven by the ever-changing world in which we live and those organisations that hold customer and business...

Posted by: ADLIB

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