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It’s okay if you don’t want that six-figure freelance life

‘How I became a six-figure freelancer’. ‘The reality of being a six-figure freelancer’. And perhaps the worst of all: ‘Here’s exactly what I do every day to earn six figures as a freelancer’. You’ve...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Agency v freelance. Better pay, better work or better life?

Years back it was said that creative people that chose to go freelance were either too old to be considered for full-time employment or simply not good enough to cut it in a top agency. In those days, I’m going back to the 80’s here, the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Animator?

A guide to animation rates, with tips and advice from an experienced professional in the industry Animators are extremely fascinating professionals, often with a broad skillset and a full range of incredible ideas. They work with static images to...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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5 healthy freelance habits to keep even after the pandemic

Freelancers had an interesting year. Alongside events and production, the freelance industry was the most hit and the one that took some of the hardest blows - especially when certain governments started to ignore their needs. With the wave of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Do you have the most profitable freelance job?

What are the most profitable creative freelance jobs? Some will be quick to answer - and most of you would be right. When we think about making money with creative jobs, it’s hard not to think of web developers, copywriters, product designers -...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Art Director?

A guide to Art Director rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry In the advertising world, Art Directors are the hand of creativity. They are responsible for what commercial campaigns look like, they oversee...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Behind the life of a talented cartoonist - #MemberSpotlight

Clearly, being a cartoonist isn't for everyone. It requires mastery of a certain style, a flair and a very peculiar sense of humour. Simon Ellinas certainly has both. Born with a pen and pencil in his hands by his own admission, Simon has been...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

10 ways to fend off freelance loneliness in 2021

Happy new year, freelancers! Surely 2020 has been an interesting one for all of you, in both good and bad ways. After an initial discouraging time of radio silence and cancelled projects, it seems that some clients are finally starting to come back,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Behind the life of a video editing contractor - #MemberSpotlight

If you thought getting into the film industry was a bit challenging, wait until you hear the story of Joshua Teicher. In the mid-'90s, before the era of the Internet took place and at the dawn of the information age, Joshua fell in love with cinema...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Talking life and contrast with film director Brendan Beachman

Few professionals know the value of contrast like film director Brendan Beachman - and it's not just a simple word play. Brendan started as a production assistant right after graduating in film studies, then moved to be an office PA at a reality TV...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

3 golden rules for being a better freelance partner

Freelancers (like you) are increasingly becoming an integral part of the modern business environment. Technology and collaboration tools allow people to work from anywhere and communicate with anyone, at any time, all over the world. And online...

Posted by: OpenText Hightail
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Leaders

Visions in VR: Could the VR successor to Second Life be dangerous?

As VR began its steady shift into the mainstream a few years back, the first thing that professional scaremongers (the ones who like to ruin everything for everyone) latched onto was the idea of the children of tomorrow shunning the real world in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Meet the man who built a life-sized Star Wars AT-AT in his back garden

Whilst some Star Wars fans (myself included as a matter of fact) might have marked their love of the franchise by buying their tickets to Rogue One weeks ago, others (or one at the very least) have decided to build their very own gigantic Star Wars...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

AKQA launch a Christmas card that comes to life by voice

With the proliferation of modern distractions like mobile phones, tablets and games consoles demanding the face time of children across the world, the simple, elegant art of the children’s book has been all but lost in the mobile era, which is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Tatty Devine brings glorious life to the walls at Royal London Hospital

We've all undoubtedly and unfortunately had to spend some time in hospital at one point or another, and whilst the staff generally do their best to make our stays as palatable as possible, the buildings themselves are often drab and unwelcoming. To...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Going freelance? We wrote the book

Going freelance: being your own boss, working flexibly, and taking charge in an industry you love. For many creative types, successful self-employment is the dream. As companies realise the benefits of outsourcing projects, the opportunity to...

Posted by: Interactive Design Institute
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Leaders

We Believers design edible beer packaging to save marine life

I love beer. I love almost everything about it. I love it's eclectic nature, the community behind it, the fact you can have more than a few without dissolving into a raving loon, and the hoppy, bitter taste that lingers in your mouth just long enough...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Real life Crystal Maze to open in London next year!

Of all the annual Christmas specials, the one that always made my heart sing as a youngster were the Crystal Maze specials, where a group of hapless adults were replaced by a group of equally hapless children. It gave me a giddy thrill to see kids...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Workshop

Top five to-do items for the freelance 2015 list

Hello and happy new diet to you. No? Happy new gym membership, maybe. Not that either? Happy new I’m-only-drinking-alcohol-at-the-weekend. Getting warmer? Or perhaps the number one aim in the Land of You is get a happy new job. If so, good...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

WCRS and Now TV bring The Walking Dead to life!

To celebrate the return of the perpetually popular zombie-drama series The Walking Dead, the 5th season of which debuts tonight on the FOX channel in the UK, creative agency WCRS and the internet television service Now TV have teamed up to bring the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

McCann Erickson bring little joys to life with a new Coca-Cola campaign

Coca-Cola has teamed up with global McCann Erickson World Group advertising agency and esteemed director Anurag Kashyap to launch a new campaign in India that seeks to give a refreshing twist to the brand image in the region. The 'Choti ho ya badi,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Should you quit your job and go freelance?

“The freelance revolution”, they’re calling it. People all over the western world (especially in Europe and US) are quitting their longstanding, once granted jobs to pursue new opportunities in the freelance scene. It certainly has...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Retoucher?

A guide to retouching rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Commercial Retouchers make the beautiful perfect. They are architects of polish, masters of design and how to present a product/campaign under the best...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The 15 workplace innovations that will change your work life forever

The future of work is hybrid - if you’ve been around the Creativepool Magazine for long enough, you’ve read this many times from me now. While remote work is definitely here to stay, there is still a significant percentage of the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

The Ultimate and Comprehensive Guide to Freelance Tax

In 2015, nearly 40% of the UK’s self-employed workforce did not file their taxes by the HMRC deadline. That accounts for over 890,000 freelancers in the UK, who all faced a £100 late fee. The mere thought of taxes is often nightmare fuel...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Loving life with a talented illustrator | #MemberSpotlight

Few people in the industry are as positive and forthcoming as Alexander Mikhaylov, a talented illustrator currently based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Alexander lives life at face value and his unique personality spreads positivity from every word of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Behind the life of a gaming concept artist | #MemberSpotlight

Miguel Nogueira loves research. He lives for research when he works on his beautiful artworks, and in another life, he would probably have been a traveller around the world - seeking knowledge and wisdom far and wide. For those who are less adept at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Unpausing life with O2 and the excitement of technology - #BehindTheIdea

The pandemic crisis has brought most of the world to a halt, at least when it comes to planning and the most social activities. Arguably, we have stopped doing the simplest of things too - like buying a new piece of technology or enjoying the thought...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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