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Inspiration

Mark Harfield's Long-Lasting Love for Art

Mark Harfield wants to be like Pierre Soulages, Al Hirshfeld or Jean-Jacques Sempé. He wants to keep loving art for the rest of his life, and work hard enough to keep creating in his twilight years - perhaps as he enjoys some nice travel across...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Phillip Powdrill's Love for Learning

Luck is an important factor at any given time in life. There is always a certain degree of planning ahead, but you would be surprised by the amount of sheer luck that is needed to actually break through. Now, you could argue that opportunities don't...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Heartwarming Illustrations of Izabela Ciesinska

It's always surprising to realise how much you can learn about a creative by just looking at their work. When we look at Izabela Ciesinska's illustrations, we see warmth, passion, affection and love for art and family. We see an interest in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Creative Energy, Teamwork and Motivation of SMACK Agency

It is unusual to hear someone say that they always start working near the end of a deadline, because they are far more productive under pressure. Though one may think that this is the easiest way to mess up, SMACK agency and its co-founder Lubna...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Alexandra Wong's Dreams of Pastel and Watercolour

Far too often you can hear of unsupportive parents, friends or tutors who don't believe in the same dreams as you do. Sometimes it's enough to hear the wrong sentence from the right person, and one might end up on a path they're bound to regret...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Learning Creativity with Muneebah Waheed

You could get lost in the sheer amount of skills Muneebah Waheed has cultivated over time. Starting with nothing but the dream of becoming a creative, Muneebah set out on a journey of constant learning and fascination, from graphic design to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The road to Marketing Hell is paved with good predictions

To say that 2020 hasn’t turned out exactly as predicted for advertisers and marketers would be an understatement. So, if the experts can’t get it right - why do we as humans still need predictions in times that are seemingly...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Member Spotlight: Toby Tinsley's Natural Creativity

There are countless merits in growing up with technological advancement. One of them is having the skills to carry out complex tasks in hours, rather than days. But it also means that sometimes you lose touch with nature. Toby Tinsley loves nature...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: The Dreams of Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray has a dream. That we start respecting the creative industries as much as they respect and include all of us, nurturing our ambitions and making us grow as human beings. Ashley is an excellent 3D artist with his own, cryptic and somewhat...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Brave New Office: the Future of Work sounds... scary

'Keep safe, mate.' I think I’ve heard this more in the past few months than in all the years I spent in London. It feels like a new salute, something you are compelled to say in our email sign-offs or opening lines. I’ve even seen a topic...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Member Spotlight: The Indisputable Rules of Art with Laszlo Ary

Laszlo Ary believes that rules are there for a reason, and all of his art exists to show as much. Careful composition, attention to the principles of art and crazy regard for details are all features of Laszlo's work, who moved from a simple passion...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: The Flexible Simplicity of Brigitta Nagypal

Brigitta Nagypal is a multi-faceted creative with countless passions and a long list of skills under her belt. From marketing to UI/UX design and painting, Brigitta's passions range from digital to analogue and embrace the fields of marketing,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: The Humble Resilience of Martin Reznik

It takes a moment to realise you've been faring on the wrong path for a while. When life gets in the way and everything you do becomes a necessity to forge ahead, it is way too easy to lose focus on the things you love. Today, Polish-born illustrator...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: Jilipollo and the Art of a Visual Storyteller

It just makes sense that Jilipollo (also known as Javier Medellin Puyou) is an excellent storyteller. You can tell that by the answer below: dragged by love in a country that was not his, trying to succeed as an illustrator but still not quite making...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

On Circles, Blocks and the Art of the Pitch

If you’re a professional creative then you’ll know that having a great idea is, unfortunately, only part of the process. If you want to see your idea made real then you have to be able to sell it. And yet, very often, almost all of...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

The Top 10 most exciting illustrators

Taking inspiration from the abstract, the surreal, the bold, the colourful and the iconic, this collection of the best illustrators around should provide some much-needed inspiration for those of you struggling with self-isolation. Who are the top...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

How to stick to a creative routine during the lockdown

It's not uncommon for us writers to hear advice along the lines of "you should build your daily writing routine" or "make sure to write N amount of words per day". Writing is like a muscle - it needs exercise to stay sharp and fit at all times. The...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Member Spotlight: facing change with Steve Frith and TCC

For those who believe in greatness from small beginnings, TC Communication's story is certainly worth hearing. Born 35 years ago as a husband-and-wife team, TCC now works with some of the biggest brands in the world, including O2, Mizuno and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight - Growing gracefully with Woven’s Mark Bower

Mark Bower has watched 'digital marketing' come of age over the last 20 years and admits it's been a wild ride. A lot has happened. But he’s convinced we are, even now, just getting started. This week, in the midst of a global meltdown, we...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Robert Hooper on why we need more dreamers

Rob Hooper describes himself as a digital illustrator that “helps people bring their ideas to life with witty ideas and punchy visuals.” He’s been working in the creative industries for 35 years, migrating from a start in design and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Stanford the Flying Pig: Up, Up and Away!

Liz Carlston had written a book. She wanted to self-publish it on Amazon but needed to make her book different from everybody else’s. Children’s books all look the same nowadays: arty-farty and scratchy. Loose creations that look more...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

VR and 360 content can help in times of audience isolation

It can be tough out there! Current issues surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 crisis can bring certain industries some unwanted challenges. For meetings & events this is obviously a challenge, while those who need to promote more physical aspects of...

Posted by: Theatro360
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Inspiration

#EachForEqual: What International Women’s Day Means to Photographers

See what #EachForEqual means to these photographers as they prepare for International Women’s Day 2020, and learn ways you can add gender diversity to your own portfolio. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member spotlight - The fantastical floral fancies of Jessica Crawford

When you catch a glimpse of Jessica Crawford’s work, the first word that often comes to mind is “floral.” Indeed, so much of her work revolves around the natural beauty of flowers and fauna and it’s this aesthetic that has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative opportunities: Octavia Bromell on her Adobe Creative Residency

As we settle into the new year (nay, the new decade), Adobe has once again opened the doors to its Creative Residency programme for aspiring creatives hoping to turn their passion into a profession. The Creative Residency is an annual, year-long...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Getting to Know… Iris Worldwide’s Grant Hunter

Grant Hunter was recently promoted to Global Executive Creative Director for iris Worldwide and has been working for the agency from his base in London for 15 years now. A man with creativity in his bones, Grant is an incredibly insightful...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

5 marketing trends for 2020: Yuval Ben-Itzhak

2019 was the year TikTok exploded and influencer marketing gained traction, especially with marketers in beauty, fashion, e-commerce and auto. In 2020, we predict that influencer marketing will continue to grow and that social commerce will achieve...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: You can't explain Zakri Williams' surreal sketches

Don’t try to understand what’s going on in Zakri Williams’ surreal sketches, says the freelance illustrator. Just enjoy the complexities of the drawings, which he creates with fine-liners, ballpoint pens, pencils and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why creative-based socials are invaluable to agency culture

Following an influx of newbies to the creative and design teams we wanted to start a ritual for our people to come together socially. This would be a regular calendar event they would look forward to, input into and that would add an insight into the...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Kevin Myers' art packs a punch

Some of the characters in Kansas City-based illustrator Kevin Myers’ portfolio include Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine. But there are also lesser-known characters like Hellboy, The Main Man and Dawg and Silver Surfer...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

6 ways to get commissioned as an illustrator

Getting your first commission as a creative in any field can be tough, but with self-belief, perseverance and a solid plan of action, you can bag that first client and kick on. Following a recent interview with California-based freelance cartoonist,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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