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Inspiration

The value of balancing commercial and personal projects - #MemberSpotlight

All work and no play... well, you know the rest. It is hardly a coincidence that Jack from the Shining was a writer, and thus, a creative professional himself; the importance of balancing commercial and personal projects is much discussed in recent...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Side projects are not a waste of time

I’ve heard a lot of talk, especially during the current climate, around whether or not graphic designers should consider creating their own side projects. Opinions tend to vary quite widely on the subject - some designers see them as somehow a...

Posted by: &Something
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Inspiration

Top 13 Inspired Halloween Projects for 2017

Cover photo: National Express by 3 Colours Rule I am always blown away by the variety, quality and quantity of creative work uploaded to Creativepool every single day. I delve into the site and an hour later, not unlike a Wikipedia black hole, I...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Inspiration

The studio saving masturbation from the bottom drawer | #BehindTheIdea

It’s not something we like to talk about in so-called ‘polite society’ but most women masturbate at least once a week. To celebrate rather than tut over these findings, the award-winning visual design and innovation studio Morrama...

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Workshop

The one-man-band photography studio | #CompanySpotlight

This week, we’re shining our company spotlight on Ewan Burns, a one-man Swiss army knife when it comes to photography, videography and filmmaking. How was your company born and where are you based? It was born under a bright star, born out of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The magical world of animation: 15 different styles - Part 1

This article stemmed from a conversation in the studio, where we were looking at the multitude of ways we could tackle a project. As you’ll see from our site, we rarely have two projects the same. So, here we go with a three part blog, looking...

Posted by: Mighty Giant
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Industry

How little or how much? The problem with value

A little story: My son is at art school here in Shrewsbury, where they’ve recently had their end-of-year exhibition. During the event, he managed to get a commission and a sale. When asked for a price, he froze for a few seconds and then...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Inspiration

Designing our time - The case for R&D and a 4-day work week

An approach to doing better work We’re often asked about the way we work. New clients understandably want to look behind the curtain to better understand our approach, process and culture. They want to know when we’re available, and what...

Posted by: ELSE London
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Inspiration

Linked-out

The other day, for reasons I hope are for the best, I was locked-out of LinkedIn. Something to do with the fact, I suspect, that I forgot my password (senior moments, I know.) As a result, my account was suspended pending “account...

Posted by: Richard
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Industry

Shining the #MemberSpotlight on "that motion guy” George Hurrell

While he is more often than not simply referred to as "That motion guy", George Hurrell is actually a motion and animation specialist with a background in visual communication and design. With over 15 years of studio experience working...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

4 top tips for a successful creative job interview

Most people think they have interview preparation perfected, but you’d be surprised by how many people overlook basic elements, and some simple improvements, which can be key to your success. We’ve gathered the top 4 tips to make your...

Posted by: Hanover
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Inspiration

Working From Home: Motivation, Productivity and Mental Health

According to a new survey by Nuffield Health, 80% of Brits feel that working from home has negatively impacted their mental health. Over a third (36%) said that not being in the same physical location as their colleagues has left them feeling unable...

Posted by: Hanover
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow the always busy but always rewarding world of Allan Blair

For this week’s getting to know feature, we spoke to Allan Blair, Head of strategy at VaynerMedia. With 20 years of experience working across the marketing and communications sector in PR, brand communications and digital, Allan has more than a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why I changed my name - Playing the studio name game

Quite some time ago, I decided to move away from my old business name (Severn Agency) and am now working under my new studio name &Something. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about the process, the reasons why, and how I went about...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Workshop

Rewilding the smoothie space for innocent | #BehindTheIdea

London-based design and brand studio ShopTalk recently partnered with the innocent drinks brand to create a digital platform as part of the "Big Rewild" campaign. ShopTalk created a digital hub which forms an integral part of the digital toolkit for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How generative AI will transform our approach to marketing | #TechMonth

Up till now, Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the world of marketing has largely been centred around using algorithms to make decisions or analyse data. Now, however, we are seeing real breakthroughs in AI successfully performing jobs that humans...

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Inspiration

Bringing dreams to life with Izabel Ciesinska | #MemberSpotlight

“From my earliest days in the crib, I longed for nothing more than to look at pictures and draw them.” These are the words of this week’s Member Spotlight honouree, Izabel Ciesinska, an illustrator who might very well have been born...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Brixton boys with ambition on the brain | #CompanySpotlight

This week, we shine our company spotlight on Paul Crump, Co-founder and Creative Director at Fellow Studio. Fellow is a design studio that believes "effective design builds lasting connections and can tell your story and encapsulates your brand in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Working smarter, not harder: Top tips for freelance creators

Freelancers and independent contractors have a lot to keep track of. Whether you tend to take on lots of fast turnaround jobs or spend months at a time with one single client, it’s likely you have an abundance of files and admin that go along...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Annual 2022 FAQ: The Top 10 “Most” Asked Questions, Answered!

Annual 2022 final deadline is on the 26th May 2022. To help you get your final submissions in order we have collected the 10 'Most' Asked Questions about The Annual below. 1. How do I submit my work? It all starts on your Creativepool profile....

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Industry

#GettingToKnow RCA masters graduate Paul Wearing

Paul Wearing is an RCA graduate based in London. A born traveller, he has worked extensively throughout the US and Far East with fashion, interior design and advertising houses. The influence of his design background is evident in much of his...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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