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Don't leave design to designers: we're all in the design team

We are all designers. This is the sentence you will see at the end of this piece, a consideration that many teams fail to realise. Making creative projects requires going through a process. This process can be more or less specialised across the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to inspire and get the best from your design team

Keeping a team of designers inspired may be a daunting task. Creative minds all coming together to achieve the same goal, yet all with different traits and creative backgrounds. Sometimes getting the best from your design team is as easy as pulling...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Designjunction and Dwell on Design team up for NYCxDESIGN

For the first time this May 13-15, The UK’s leading design exhibition Designjunction and Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN this weekend (May 13 - 15) in a highly anticipated collaborative show...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The importance of prototyping for design teams

From lowering the margin of error and risk to ultimately releasing a more refined, well-rounded product, leading companies in the world today are heavy on prototyping and quite rightly so. Businesses and projects that do not believe in the power of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The formal floral fancies of interior design manager April Sharman

Here at Creativepool, we could never be accused of staying in just one lane when it came to the creative industries. That’s why, today, we’ve chosen to shine our illustrious Member Spotlight on April Sharman, a design manager for Style Library...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Making the jump from Designer to Head of Design

The jump from designer to Head of Design is like that from musician to conductor. A designer is a highly skilled specialist that performs as a part of a larger ensemble. The Head of Design decides how to interpret new works, unifies the performers,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Stella McCartney unveils triumphant and patriotic Team GB kit

Whilst it might not mean quite as much as their athletic achievements, there is something to be said for a team that looks good and (perhaps most importantly) like an actual team. As such, in order to make sure our athletes properly represent the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Tokyo Students design an architectural 3D Printing Pen

As someone who actually owns a 3D printing pen, but struggled to even create a decent stick figure after hours of turmoil, this recent development certainly impressed me, but also left me feeling more than a little bit lacklustre. A group of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Grey Africa to launch design studio

Grey Africa has expanded its “Open and long, famously effective” service offering with the development of its specialist branding development unit Grey Design. The design division is integrated within the current Grey Africa structures and...

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Leaders

New design conference set to change perspectives on visual design

Award-winning design consultant Emma Sexton hosts the first ever UK design event for non-designers at Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf on 22nd September 2015. Unleash The Power is the first design event of it’s kind, on a mission to challenge...

Posted by: MYWW™
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Why non-designers need their own design event

By Emma Sexton, Founder and Creative Director at Make Your Words Work™ How many times as a designer have you heard the phrase can you ‘make it look pretty?’. When this is the request you know that you will be used at the end of the...

Posted by: MYWW™
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Leaders

Paul Windle Design is flying high

Paul Windle Design’s creative art studio have collaborated with the Virgin Atlantic design team to create the new ‘Birthday Girl’ flying lady illustration for the airline’s latest hi-tech Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The first...

Posted by: Paul Windle Design
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Industry

Fresh Awards introduce a free category for in-house design teams

What do Apple, Starbucks, Facebook and Innocent Drinks have in common? They all have an in-house design team that has been an integral part of their business success. This NEW award category is an opportunity to show design agencies that the design...

Posted by: MYWW™
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Workshop

Digital Design and Development - The amalgamation of skills sets

In this month's article we will be looking at the grey area these days between front end design and development. Most of Source's clients have restructured their creative and tech departments forcing people to be able to design and build projects and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

How to choose a design agency

Design is a fundamental pillar of the creative journey. Whether you’re a retail brand looking to stand out from the herd, a startup trying to cultivate some kind of identity or an agency looking for something special to pull your latest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

How his love for editorial design saved an art director - #MemberSpotlight

When the pandemic hit, Steve Thone was one of the many creative professionals who were forced to move to a freelance life for a living. His resilience serves as a testimony to the strength of the overall industry - as well as a reminder of his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Good design is nothing without research - #CompanySpotlight

No matter the kind of creative project that stands before them, Toshiyuki Hashimoto and his team at aircord will always go through an extensive prototyping and research phase to make sure things are just right. It is an excellent approach to...

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Inspiration

Graphic Design and Synaesthesia – #MemberSpotlight

In the overload of information and noise that is the digital age, there has never been a stronger push to be yourself and promote your own uniqueness to the world. This is especially true of artists and creatives - everyone has their own style,...

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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

Briefs and balance with Creanet Design

What makes great design? To some, it's a mixture of technique, craft and talent. Others believe more in the process. According to Jose Moreno, founder and creative director of Creanet Design, the secret to great design is in building solid...

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Inspiration

Solving problems with creativity at Mako Design + Invent

What to do when no-one seems to be interested in risking with a startup to finance their product ideas? You make it happen yourself. When Mako Design + Invent CEO and founder Kevin Mako wanted to turn his journal of invention ideas into real-life...

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Leaders

Recruiting After the Pandemic In the Design Industry

The pandemic has changed the way we live and work. For the past few months, employees around the world have been working remotely, getting their projects done with video conferences and online project management. It also has definitely changed the...

Posted by: Angelina Harper
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Workshop

A year into my first design role

Being part of the Brandpie team has been both gratifying and a huge learning curve. Starting your first graduate job undoubtedly is both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Working with creatives from multiple disciplinary areas has broadened my...

Posted by: Jess Patel
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Features

What 'copy, then design' gets wrong

Most everyone has heard of Simon & Garfunkel, Penn & Teller and Dolce & Gabbana, even though they are in such different industries. At the heart of what brought these distinctively different duos such fame is how well they play to each other’s...

Posted by: OpenText Hightail
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Leaders

How to design with empathy and inclusion

Inclusive design. We double-dare you to find a more relevant term or concept today. With a globalised world and countless opportunities to reach all kinds of niches and communities around the planet, designing for your own needs is just another...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

What is the difference between web development and web design?

Anyone looking for a new website or to redesign an existing one will have likely at some point been confused by the terms "web development" and "web design." Even if you thought you had an idea what they were about, the lines can become so blurred...

Posted by: Cefar
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Leaders

Design agencies speak out on mental health

Illustrations: Vault49 Today marks World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The subject has become more important than ever as the world continues to change and...

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Leaders

The importance of gamefulness to experience design

In working through a large, complicated project for an automotive client, my team at Critical Mass faced an experience design challenge that only a gamer could solve. The features we came up with were well-received by client stakeholders, but one...

Posted by: Critical Mass
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Industry

Innocent 'energised' by Brand Team Annual win

Smoothie brand Innocent’s Annual Brand Team of the Year win in 2018 energised its whole creative team, according to Katie Rosen, group head of creative. The department has grown by 10 - from 8 to 18 - in her five-year tenure since she joined...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Announcing the winners for the UK's only In-House Design Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the creative teams who entered the UK's only In-House Design awards this year. To celebrate and announce the winners a party was held on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at Savills central London office within their private event...

Posted by: MYWW™

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