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Workshop

Essential Graphic Design Gear for Freelancers

A poor creative never blames his tool but in the same breath, without our tools we probably wouldn’t be of much help to anybody. Having the right tools and equipment is vital when it comes to delivering exceptional work and staying ahead of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Adapt and Change: How did the internet change graphic design?

The internet has made a massive difference in the graphic design industry. The marketing landscape has changed a lot, leading to a change in consumer behaviour. And all of this has meant that designers have had to adapt and change to not only keep up...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Industry

How to choose a graphic design company

Graphic design is an essential element in today's digital age, as it can help businesses communicate their brand message and stand out in a crowded market. However, not all businesses have the skills or resources to create high-quality designs...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

12 unexpected graphic design trends to watch for in 2022

When everything is said and done, the graphic design trends of 2022 are a motley crew. Frasurbane and anti-design, escapism and grunge, doodles and parametric patterns are some of the themes explored. It's difficult to envision any of these diverse...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Features

Is Graphic Design Dead?

I really hope not. But it doesn't look good. What do the late, great Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Massimo Vignelli and Alan Fletcher have in common - other than their skill and enduring influence? They were all proud to call themselves...

Posted by: Stocks Taylor Benson
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Inspiration

Between typography, graphic design and perseverance - #MemberSpotlight

Iain Smith Dwight has a mind buzzing with energy and a creative spirit that never rests. From music to fashion, film and even more, Iain can easily find inspiration in any kind of creative industry that interests him, never afraid to take an extra...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Blending photography and graphic design - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance photographer Dean Dorat has a particularly distinctive style. As a creative who was used to playing around with all sorts of portraits, words, signs, shots from the street and other types of creations, her work has always been incredibly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

2021's most inspiring Graphic Design trends

If you thought 2020 was a chaos, you clearly haven’t seen what graphic design might have in store for 2021. After such an unbelievable year (in good and bad terms), we can all expect designers to bear the marks of 2020 for quite some time,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Learning graphic design from LPs and magazines

Nearly all of us can identify a very specific point in time when we started being interested in art and creativity. For our editor, it was when a school assignment brought him to write his first ever fiction story. For graphic designer Neville...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Inspiration

A New Decade Of Graphic Design

In today's video, I aggregated a list of graphic design trends from some completely-reliable google searching (ehhh like 10 sites) so that we're all aware of what's poppin' in the design world of 2020. Let's enter this decade in the know, shall...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Let's Play: Gamifying graphic design

Let's have fun learning and improving on our graphic design skills by utilising some dope online games. Here are links to the games mentioned: What's that colour? The Kerning Game Brand Recognition Pixactly Bezier Type Game Watch, play along...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Top 5 London exhibitions to inspire graphic design: June 2015

London is over-stuffed with gallery choices, one of the many great things about the city. But where to go when you want a dash of visual inspiration or a calligraphy calm down? We've scoured around for the best design-led exhibitions on in London...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Are we selling the benefits of graphic design hard enough?

by John Fountain. Here's something that I read this during the week and it impressed me so much that I thought I'd share it with you. Lord Smith, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pointed out that - with 1% of the world's...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Graphic design and art direction. Do you know the difference?

by John Fountain Though the work does have overlaps, being a designer and being an art director are different roles that require different skill and mindsets. I've worked in both design and advertising agencies and I've seen for myself that the best...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on freelance graphic artist Andrea Calsolaro

How did you get into the industry? I've grown up surrounded by creativity, raised in a family deeply rooted in the arts. My father, who started out as a street artist and then as an actor, had such a strong artistic influence on me as a child and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Exploring Creative Colleges in the USA for UI Design

When you're passionate about user interface (UI) design, choosing the right college can feel like a crucial step in crafting your future career. But with so many educational institutions offering programs in UI design and related fields, how do you...

Posted by: Creativepool Partner
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Features

The Future is Now: 5 Design Trends for 2024 #PredictionsMonth

Can you believe it, we’re almost already two weeks into 2024? The passage of time is a strange and cruel thing and I feel almost nervous that it’s taken me this long to break out a true predictive trends piece. Trend forecasting, you...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on freelance graphic designer Harriet Hamilton-Jones

How did you get into the industry? I knew from when I was around 14 I wanted to be a graphic designer, someone came into my school and did a graphic design class, based on drawing in perspective, after that class I knew that’s what I wanted to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why design matters in bids | #MoneyMonth

The problem Today's market is more competitive than ever, and when teams come together to define their must-win strategy for a project, an essential part of this is often overlooked or left until the last minute when the pressure is on and time is...

Posted by: Wedidit Creative
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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on Grant Barratt, Brand Design Director @ AlphaSights

How did you get into the industry? I guess all the early signs were pointing towards a career in design, but in hindsight it’s quite shocking just how little thought went into pursuing this path. Art and design were my favourite subjects, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Celebrating rejection for International Design Day

Design is a crucial part of our lives, particularly for those of us lucky enough to be involved in the creative industries. From the products we use to the spaces we inhabit, design is everywhere and in everything and International Design Day, which...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The most exciting design trends of 2023

While the world falls apart around us there are still so many creatives fighting the good fight and keeping the furnaces of artistry and design stoked with fresh ideas. But while design might be born from the creative mind, trends are shaped by...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

How to choose a web design agency

While social media might have become an incredibly important tool, nobody is going to take your business seriously without a website. Designing that website is a key task as it needs to find a perfect balance between form and function. It’s a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 10 most exciting graphic designers on Creativepool

The best graphic designers inhabit that space between the creative and the business-minded; the tangible and the intangible. It would be quite easy (and reductive) to simply take the phrase literally and describe a graphic designer simply as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Websites - Design vs Functionality

I built my first website in December 1993. Back then, one had to create the HTML using a plain text editor, then view the page in a web browser called "Mosaic". Images were rudimentary... usually a "GIF" format, and they had to be relatively small...

Posted by: Tagmakers
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Workshop

What is "Design Language", really? And how to create it.

Visual communication is really difficult. It's diversified, limitless, and never-ending. We need to build a set of limitations that will assist us communicate with our end-users in order to give it a feeling of clarity and consistency. This is when...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt

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