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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

Discussing the value of deadlines with illustrator Derek Bacon

Some people thrive under deadlines, others just can't handle the pressure. But if you are a freelance illustrator and 3D artist, deadlines are pretty much part of your daily routine. Derek Bacon appreciates the value of deadlines. He believes that,...

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Inspiration

Exploring the freedom of digital with illustrator Sayers Design

Patrick Sayers still remembers the times in which his work were carried out on canvas, with oil, paint, brushes and such analogue tools. Looking back, Patrick hasn't touched pen and ink for the past 10 years. His illustrations all carry a certain...

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Workshop

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,...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Port Elizabeth and beyond with illustrator Rebecca Hayter

Freelance illustrator Rebecca Hayter lasted just three months in her role at a design company before following her heart and going it alone. While the structure, salary and guaranteed workflow were nice for a while, her personal beliefs and stance on...

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Inspiration

Spotlight: Illustrator Ryan Hodge's political art earns our vote

London-based illustrator Ryan Hodge believes that if politicians like Theresa May, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump didn’t exist in real life, they’d be extremely funny as fictional animated characters. He doesn’t disclose his...

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Inspiration

Creativepool Spotlight: Ben the Illustrator

Having won a silver award in last year's Creativepool Annual for New York City Department of Transport, self-employed artist Ben the Illustrator is the focus of this Spotlight Q&A. Find out about his route into the industry which has led to working...

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Inspiration

20 of the best visual puns from illustrator Matt Blease

London-based illustrator Matt Blease has been playing with puns for years but his wisecracking commentary on the world isn't quite delivered in the way you'd expect. The Breed London artist, who counts the likes of Google, The New Yorker, Nike and...

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Leaders

Grey taps into illustrator Paté to help end the awkward

Disabled people deserve to have fulfilling sex lives, you'd surely have to be a raving lunatic to think otherwise. But discussing sex is messy (undoubtedly the first of many puns to... come) at the best of times, so how do you go about addressing a...

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Job Description: Illustrator

Illustrators combine art, design and creative skills to develop ideas and produce original visual images for a wide range of products. Image: Jean Jullien: Billboard for London Graphic Centre for It’s Nice That View People View Companies View...

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Leaders

A Day in the Life of a jelly Illustrator

Jo Bird loves scribbling and scrawling. She is best known for her intriguing wall murals, and has worked with the likes of Visa, Hyundai, Oxfam, French Connection, Chanel, Rankin, Sipsmith and Harrod’s. Jo recently produced some gorgeous...

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Leaders

Behind the scenes with jelly illustrator Mimi Leung

Ever wondered what inspires the jelly talent? What drives them? What a typical day is like? Well here at jelly London we went behind the scenes with illustrator Mimi Leung to find out just how she creates her crazy and colourful work. 1. Tell us how...

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Leaders

Adobe Illustrator Freebie - Vector Cupcakes

Every month Layerform.com tries its best to give back to the design community, whether that be through a .PSD, .PDF Tutorial or in this case, a set of FREE Vector Cupcakes made in Adobe Illustrator. With plenty of detail these illustrations would...

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Inspiration

Famous faces redesigned using illustrator and photoshop.

The famous face is one that is not only highly recognisable, but also one that lends itself to many different forms of art. The world is obsessed with famous people and it's these faces that allow for a plethora of art to be created. Some have been...

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Features

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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Features

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 - 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 - Jodie Cox - Illustrator

"Perseverance is a must! Don't give up at the first hurdle....." Describe your work in one sentence. Bold, colourful, fun images that hopefully make you think a bit. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work? Have...

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Features

Spotlight - Rod Hunt - Illustrator

‘I was originally intending to go into biochemistry & horticulture' Describe your work in one sentence. Retro tinged illustration & detailed character filled landscapes. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of...

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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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Features

Spotlight - Iain Cox - Illustrator

I don't feel quite right when I haven't got a pen in my hand, my life feels strangely absent of any purpose. Describe your work in one sentence. My Illustrations are multi-coloured, squiggly scribbles shaped into recognisable objects on a piece of...

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Features

Spotlight - Tom Hughes - Illustrator

Work just as hard on promoting yourself as you do drawing pictures. If no one knows you exist, no one can commission you. Describe your work in one sentence. Bright, humorous character illustration What's the most important thing you've learnt in...

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Features

Spotlight - Toby Willsmer - Artist and Illustrator

"Style is everything: don't leave home without it." Creativepool grabs five minutes with Toby Willsmer, Artist and Illustrator, to talk creative control, dream projects with Marvel and finding your own style. How long have you been an Artist and...

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Spotlight - Naomi Ryder - Textile Designer and Illustrator

--- "I try my hardest to be the best at what I do." Creativepool meets Naomi Ryder, Textile Designer and Illustrator, to talk about innovative designs, beloved sewing machines and standing out from the crowd. How long have you been working as a...

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Workshop

Job Description: Technical Illustrator.

Job Description, salaries and benefits Technical illustrators, who may also be known as scientific illustrators, prepare detailed drawings to help people understand often complex scientific or technical information. Their illustrations are used in...

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Inspiration

Freelancing to avoid burnout

The dream of working at a big corporation or agency may soon fade out as you realise that burnout is always around the corner. It's scary. It's frightening. It makes you feel lost. But freelancing is here to make up for that - at least for freelance...

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Inspiration

The Best 30 Websites for Creative Inspiration

Of course we are in the list. Any creative professional will need some daily inspiration to overcome the occasional roadblock at work. It’s just the way things are - we need to look at art to remain inspired. Whether you are a designer, an...

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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...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Industry

Most freelancers will need nearly a year to recover from the COVID crisis

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

The beastly creative passion of Steve Sellick

It comes from Stephen Sellick's own fingertips that he is as passionate and fired up as he's ever been. Having started out as a freelance illustrator, Steve has now been in the industry for over 25 years, and he's seen plenty of changes in his own...

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Inspiration

Warmth, art and survival in Ben O'Brien's illustrations

Love for nature, capturing the moment and finding the beauty in how things look. This is the drive that guides Ben O'Brien, freelancer in Somerset, former animator and now a hardened 15-year illustrator. Though it may not seem like it, Ben's...

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