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Top 10 most exciting art directors on Creativepool

Art Directors are the masters of creativity and the ones responsible for steering the visual and thematic heart of a project. They are responsible for what commercial campaigns look like and guide the hands and imaginations of various creatives to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Best Art Directors of 2020

10 of the most talented art directors to look out for in 2021. Being in charge of how things are supposed to look is no mean feat. Imagine having to come up with the full aesthetics of a project in tandem with a copywriter, under heavily strict...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

File Organization Tips For Art Directors

Today, we enter the exciting world of creative file management. I know. Sounds thrilling! But keeping your projects organized as a Graphic Designer or Art Director is crucial when things get busy. I've been using the same system for the past 8 years...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Tons Of Tips For New Art Directors and Copywriters

What advice would you give Art Directors and Copywriters trying to get into the advertising industry? This compilation video holds the answers to that question from over 15 Advertising Creatives. The advice varies from entry-level pros to seasoned...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Patrick Collister on "Does digital need art directors?"

What do you call a designer who can't draw or use a computer? That's right. An art director. I found that posted on a blog. Ouch. And yet it is true that the role of the art director has been transformed by technology. When I was the creative...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Top 10 most exciting creative directors on Creativepool

Design guru. Master mediator. Highly skilled multitasker and delegator. A good Creative Director is all these things and more. They are the calm head on top of the creative shoulders that bring focus and identity to a company. They are, in essence,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

6 Great Hollywood Directors Who Started in Advertising #MediaMonth

When we think of Hollywood directors, we often envision them immersed in the world of film from the get-go. Directors like Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan appear to have been born to entertain us with epic movies that push the boundaries of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Why do Fashion Holding Companies hate Female Creative Directors?

As I reflect on the recent changes in the fashion industry, I am compelled to write about an issue that has been on my mind for quite some time: Why do holding companies “hate” female creative directors? The idea first occurred to me...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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Inspiration

Meet 10 Female Directors Helping Close the Gender Gap in Adland

It’s no secret that female creatives have been overlooked, under employed and under utilised in the film, music, and media industries for decades. Even with the onslaught of rising female creators and content being driven towards the female...

Posted by: Bopper
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Workshop

The Filmmaker's Guide to Remote Filming, for Agencies and Directors

There is only one shot left to wrap up today’s shooting session. You liaise with the lighting department, the cinematographer and camera operators, you inform the actors and the whole crew is ready to shoot. You talk to the assistant director...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2017: The Films

Last week, the legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase enticed over 2,000 Cannes delegates to get out of bed and invited them to be inspired, educated and entertained. Taking place at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Entries open for Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2016

Ever dreamed of seeing your work up on the big screen in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes? Saatchi & Saatchi has established a reputation for unearthing the new directors of tomorrow with the annual New Directors’ Showcase (NDS) at Cannes Lions...

Posted by: Saatchi & Saatchi London
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Leaders

Saatchi celebrate 25 years of the New Directors' Showcase

The world was a different place in 1991. But aside from the breakup of the Soviet Union, the end of Apartheid in South Africa, the assassination of Gandhi and Operation Desert Storm, 1991 also marked the inaugural Saatchi & Saatchi New...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Behind the scenes with jelly's newest directors Mr Kaplin

We're very excited to introduce the amazingly talented Mr Kaplin to jelly's red hot directors roster. We talk inspiration, dream clients, and why animation is such a powerful storytelling tool... Mr Kaplin specialises in 3D design and animation....

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Features

5 minutes with... Roz & Nicola - Creative directors at Minx Creative

"Minx Creative is a full service creative studio. We create integrated campaigns and design for print, identity, branding, display and digital based projects.." What do you actually do? It’s a pretty packed day for us both each day in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Creative Directors on camera

From YouTube, leading advertising creatives explain what they do, why they do it and what excites them. Bill Bernbach on Creative Qualities. 'The basis for persuasion is to understand what motivates a man' Brilliant stuff from the greatest...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

#CreativeLeaders | An interview with Iris Worldwide’s Ross Taylor

This year, Creativepool celebrated 10 years of creative excellence with the eighth edition of the Creativepool Annual and handed out over 250 prizes at a lavish Annual Launch Party in the centre of London. Without the individuals, however, the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on Belgian freelance illustrator Steven Van Hasten

How did you get into the industry? As soon as I could hold a pencil I started drawing on every surface. All my studbook, walls of my parental home, tables… nothing was safe. I never wanted to do anything else. They were therefore happy when I...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The Tokyo agency that took on the world and won | #CompanySpotlight

Global design-driven creative agency monopo is an independent creative agency born in Tokyo, with offices in London, New York and Saigon that helps brands be their most inspiring selves. Their goal is to inject personality into digital design and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Brooklyn Brother’s latest signing, Orlando Warner

This week we’re getting to know former Engine Creative Director and current ECD at The Brooklyn Brothers, Orlando Warner. While he’s only been in his ECD role for a few months, Orlando has already been making waves over at Brooklyn...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to hire a great art director – 5 top tips

Creativity is a wonderful and very personal thing, but it can also cultivate chaos if it’s not properly guided by the right pair of hands. Those hands often belong to the art director. This is the part of the team that guides the creatives and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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