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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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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

Make what makes you smile - #MemberSpotlight

Richard Hill defines himself as a down-to-earth Creative Director, and we can definitely see where that sentiment comes from. As an extremely passionate creative professional, Richard can find inspiration wherever he goes, but makes it his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Horsin' around with the editor of The Stable - #GettingToKnow

Candide McDonald grew up in an advertising family. Her path into the industry was almost written in the stars, and her numerous years as an ex-senior creative are a testimony of that love for the industry. Later, Candide went on to found The Stable,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Word to the Winners of Annual 2020 - #AnnualSpotlight

To say 2020 was an eventful start to the decade would be a tremendous understatement. We've seen the industry come together even while apart, as a pandemic brought about one of the biggest social crises in the history of humanity and protests for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Of big cats and ambitions - #AnnualSpotlight

Mr Perou entered the Creativepool community like a comet piercing through the night sky. His stunning photography left an everlasting mark in our hearts since the date he joined, to the point that we were quite thrilled to see him enter Annual 2020...

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"Traditional design can still have a real impact" - #JudgeSpotlight

With over 25 years of experience as an art director and designer, Wellmark Executive Creative Director Mark Sammartino was a perfect fit for the Annual 2020 Publishing panel. As a juror for one field of creativity that kind of lost its essence with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Be proud of your work! - #JudgeSpotlight

"As an Italian, Silvia grew up surrounded by art and has always been fascinated by it, in particular interactive installations and immersive experiences." This is how Creative & Art Director at MullenLowe London Silvia Sella kicks off her bio here...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why craft matters - With the ECD of Name & Name - #JudgeSpotlight

When entering a craft-focused category, how do you make your project shine? What are those truly amazing projects that catch the eye and leave a lasting impression on the industry? Ian Perkins is the Executive Creative Director at Name & Name, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The humble confidence of The Dubs - #AnnualSpotlight

As our number-one ranked content agency on Creativepool, The Dubs certainly has a few noticeable Annual wins under their belt - and 2020 was no different. Crowned our People's Choice Small Agency of the Year and awarded the People's Choice in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Reframing the role of creativity in sustainability

"There is nothing new under the sun." This ancient expression from the Book of Ecclesiastes made it through to us to this day, and it is especially relevant to the world of creativity: there isn't really anything new and original, just remakes and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Black Minds Matter UK and the 21K donor challenge - #BehindTheIdea

With the stigma around mental health issues and vulnerability still alive here in the UK, we can only imagine how bad it can be as a member of an underrepresented community. Black Minds Matter UK set out to change that. With a campaign/challenge...

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Inspiration

Churning through lockdowns with UKTV and Peter Allinson - #AnnualSpotlight

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It is with these immortal words by Billy Ocean that Head of Design at UKTV Peter Allinson recounts his own experience with the past year of lockdowns and restrictions, moments of doubt and anxiety for...

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Inspiration

Award-winning design all Round - #AnnualSpotlight

Freelance designer and illustrator James Round had never entered The Annual prior to 2020. The moment he did, he grabbed two Bronze prizes and was shortlisted for several others. He is now the #5 ranked Creative in the community, and for some really...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A pinch of Imagination - #AnnualSpotlight

As our top ranked Experiential Agency, the team at Imagination certainly has some fire in them and they want to make sure the entire creative industry knows about it. As you will read further below, Imagination knows how wonderful it is to be able...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The great humility of Tanya Brookfield, CEO of ELVIS - #AnnualSpotlight

Remember the Golden Goobilee? You should. It was the brilliant ad that enraged conservatives back in February, to the point that an anti-LGBT petition tried to stop it from circulating online. Obviously they failed, and the beauty of that ad remains...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The very special place that is Taxi Studio - #AnnualSpotlight

As our 2020 People's Choice Independent Agency of the Year, Taxi Studio certainly isn't new to the Annual nor to winning prizes for award-winning work. Being our fourth ranked design agency on Creativepool, Taxi Studio's profile is an explosion of...

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Features

Exclusive Judges Insight: How to Craft a Perfect Annual 2021 Entry

The Annual 2021 deadline is now little more than a week away. Like every year, entries have been flowing in from all over the industry, and if you are thinking about putting the finishing touches on your entries, you are probably not alone in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How can we *truly* make a difference for the industry?

A chat with the authors of Sustainable Marketing, published by Bloomsbury Business Some time ago, we worked on a piece about greenwashing and the harm it can do to the industry on the short and longer term. Too many organisations are still making...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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