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Call-A-Creative: Art Director Career Advice

In today's inaugural episode of Call-A-Creative, our questions come to us from Junior Art Director, Cooper Epps, as we discuss feeling like imposters, when you should make your hobby the focus of your career, and striving to improve creatively. This...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Take My Advice: Don’t give unwanted advice

My topic this week was going to be “how to write an ebook”, for no other good reason than I’ve been asked to write two in the space of a few weeks. Although I know what I’m doing, I thought it might be interesting to pop onto...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Advice from Tim Jarvis on how to get your work noticed

As one of the driving forces behind the design-led portfolio website Fabrik, Tim Jarvis is no stranger to presenting his work in a beautiful way. He's created brand identities for the likes of The Pressery, London's first almond milk producer, as...

Posted by: Jade French
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Industry

CreativeXPO – FREE advice for all creative types

27th and 28th January 2014 @Rich Mix (35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LA) In need of direction, inspiration, and a kick-start this New Year? Looking to start or further a creative business but need advice? A budding artist? Or...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Bad advice. Is Trip Advisor an effective marketing tool?

I'm in Egypt, as I write this. I've returned to Dahab on the Sinai Peninsula to see how two revolutions have changed things since I was last here. As it turns out, the Egyptians are still as warm, hospitable and helpful as ever. The Red Sea remains...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice and articles from Recruiters - Creativepool

--- We speak to recruitment professionals from the industry to bring you interesting articles and advice every month. If you'd like to contribute, email Chris for more information The creative industries just need to do more to reach out and promote...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice and articles from Designers - Creativepool

--- We speak to designers from the industry to bring you valuable advice from those in the know. If you’d like to contribute, email Owen for more information. Free pitching is a bit like going to the dentist Alan Offord CP Writer How to write...

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Inspiration

Designers shouldn’t spend 8 hours a day stuck to a chair

Staying in touch with reality is a powerful drive for your creative inspiration. When we ask those wonderful creatives in our community how they stay inspired, most of them reply that having a walk or looking at the world around is their personal...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Flexibility of Freelancing

Some days ago we asked our community why they chose to become freelancers. The answers were quite interesting: the thrill of the unknown, the variety, the freedom, the flexibility. In truth, flexibility seems to be quite a common theme for seasoned...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Choose chaos, not stability - With Strategic Planner Manabu Kudo

"Mistakes have always been my best friend." We've talked at length about how stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to stimulate creativity. Playing safe isn't always the best option, and it is sometimes necessary to take risks in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why your work environment matters – With Group CEO Russ Lidstone

"Life is too short to work with people you don't like or respect." Russ Lidstone grew up in a small fishing town in Devon. Not many can easily get out of that life. To an extent, your roots and background are exactly what defines you, and it's not...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Let your creativity be of inspiration to others

As a global community, we have the priceless fortune to witness works by creatives from all around the world. Few things are as valuable as seeing how creativity spread across the globe. This week we are going as far as Indonesia to have a virtual...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Diversity Drives Creativity – with CCO Owen Lee

If we want more tech wizards, more creativity, more diversity, we need to be exciting and fun again. The creative industry used to be the 'best place to work.' Over time, that fun got diluted and the purpose of the whole industry arguably got...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Do Schools Kill Creativity? In celebration of the late Sir Ken Robinson

In the short weeks between my interview with Creativepool and its subsequent publication, a man I’d often described as a hero passed away. The death of Sir Ken Robinson, eminent educationalist and academic, was slow to be picked up on by the...

Posted by: Heather Golding
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Industry

Supporting underrepresented talent with Daniella's Guestbook

There is clearly a problem with representation in the creative industry. With mostly white males and females holding a position of power, Asian, Latinos and Black creatives are very few and far in between. This leads to a plethora of underrepresented...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Why passion trumps talent - With Global CCO Matt Eastwood

You'd be surprised how many doors just being naturally curious can open for you. Curiosity and passion can push you farther than any creative director ever could. Proof of that be the journey and ventures of McCann Health Global Chief Creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What is the fuel of endless inspiration?

When you are just starting out, you can easily get caught in a storm of passion, ambition and motivation for everything related to your craft. Some people lose that, or become disillusioned with time. You shouldn't. Senior Graphic Designer Stuart...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Learning graphic design from LPs and magazines

Nearly all of us can identify a very specific point in time when we started being interested in art and creativity. For our editor, it was when a school assignment brought him to write his first ever fiction story. For graphic designer Neville...

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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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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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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Inspiration

Discussing the LatAm film industry with filmmaker Alejandro Giorlando

Alejandro Giorlando is a dubbing coordinator for NatGeo by day, and an ambitious, driven filmmaker by night. He dreams of directing his own feature film, even though government support and the problems in the LatAm film industry get in the way....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

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

Learning the value of self-doubt with film production house Anattic TV

"You’ll know you’re on the right path when you realise that no matter how better you get, you’ll always criticise yourself." We've had way too many occasions to talk about the impostor syndrome and why you shouldn't believe it. And...

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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,”...

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....

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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