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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...

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Inspiration

The surprising journey of a talented collage illustrator - #MemberSpotlight

Barbara Gibson is a collage illustrator. You don't see many of those around, and it's certainly a quirky style the one she has. All her graphic designs feel quite unique, and the more you look at them, the more you love them. It works kind of like an...

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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,...

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Leaders

The Black Cab Interview Singapore: Ian Perkins - ECD at Name and Name

The Black Cab Interviews have flown all the way from London to Singapore just in time for Spikes Asia - Singapore’s Festival of Creativity, in collaboration with Cogs Agency with production support by The Flying Kick Asia and Shooting Gallery...

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Inspiration

TEN Collection S3 Interview with Nik Ainley

What's super intriguing about Nik Ainley, half of July’s TEN design duo, is his background. Unlike the majority of those in the creative industry Nik was studying for a degree in physics when he discovered Photoshop, and quickly was hooked,...

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Industry

How to hire a great Illustrator - 5 top tips

While many of the creative arts have been shaped and moulded by the passage of time and the gentle thrum of technology, illustration is, at its core, still the same art form that it was hundreds of years ago. It’s also an incredibly...

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Inspiration

The illustrator who gave a hand to Absolut - #AnnualSpotlight

As part of our series shining a spotlight on some of our favourite Creativepool Annual winners of the last few years, today we’re looking at Italian illustrator and graphic designer Oscar Cauda. Born in 1990 in Pinerolo, near Turin, where he...

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Inspiration

The warm, earthy tone of a graphic illustrator - #MemberSpotlight

One can confidently say that the flexibility and spirit of adaptation of Gizane Vive have few equals in the industry. After a decade spent leading a nomadic life across the world, Gizane founded her own brand and started taking projects as a...

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Inspiration

How an illustrator chooses her own battles - #MemberSpotlight

Sure, design is a business. But stories like the one of Rebecca Hayter show us daily that it can also be about something else. To put it simply, Rebecca chooses her own battles. She started saying no to jobs with clients involved in animal cruelty...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance illustrator?

A guide to freelance illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Illustrators are the makers of dreams. By combining art, design and creative skills, illustrators work to produce original images for a wide...

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Inspiration

How illustrator Fabi Aguilar found her calling

Authenticity. Reading the words of freelance illustrator Fabi Aguilar, this is what modern society lacks the most - the will to nurture unique personalities, captivate passions and help people find their true essence. It was not until the age of 32...

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Inspiration

Discussing the value of deadlines with illustrator Derek Bacon

Some people thrive under deadlines, others just can't handle the pressure. But if you are a freelance illustrator and 3D artist, deadlines are pretty much part of your daily routine. Derek Bacon appreciates the value of deadlines. He believes that,...

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Inspiration

Exploring the freedom of digital with illustrator Sayers Design

Patrick Sayers still remembers the times in which his work were carried out on canvas, with oil, paint, brushes and such analogue tools. Looking back, Patrick hasn't touched pen and ink for the past 10 years. His illustrations all carry a certain...

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Workshop

Interview Questions For Advertising Creatives

If you're prepping for an upcoming interview in the creative advertising field (specifically to become an Art Director or a Copywriter), this video just might be for you. The contents of this video contain questions I've asked in interviews over the...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Port Elizabeth and beyond with illustrator Rebecca Hayter

Freelance illustrator Rebecca Hayter lasted just three months in her role at a design company before following her heart and going it alone. While the structure, salary and guaranteed workflow were nice for a while, her personal beliefs and stance on...

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Inspiration

Spotlight: Illustrator Ryan Hodge's political art earns our vote

London-based illustrator Ryan Hodge believes that if politicians like Theresa May, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump didn’t exist in real life, they’d be extremely funny as fictional animated characters. He doesn’t disclose his...

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Inspiration

Creativepool Spotlight: Ben the Illustrator

Having won a silver award in last year's Creativepool Annual for New York City Department of Transport, self-employed artist Ben the Illustrator is the focus of this Spotlight Q&A. Find out about his route into the industry which has led to working...

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Inspiration

20 of the best visual puns from illustrator Matt Blease

London-based illustrator Matt Blease has been playing with puns for years but his wisecracking commentary on the world isn't quite delivered in the way you'd expect. The Breed London artist, who counts the likes of Google, The New Yorker, Nike and...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Tapestry Talks: Colourist interview

To kick off our new interview series 'Tapestry Talks', I sat down with Edwin and picked his brains about all things colour and his time in the industry so far. Edwin has been a part of Tapestry for over 30 years and has seen first-hand the changes...

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Workshop

Tips For A Creative Interview

For creative advertising newcomers: Are you applying for an Art Director or Copywriter internship or job? Here is my perspective on how to be successful in a creative interview. Best of luck. Hope you get the gig!

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

An Interview With Nayaab Tania

Tell us a bit about yourself? My names Nayaab Tania, I'm 21 years old and a Stylist/Director based in London. Most challenging job to date? It would have to be the Adidas x Bape Campaign that I styled. I felt the pressure on this shoot as it was...

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Features

Interview: David Fraser from Ready10 on Goodbye Skint January

David Fraser made great waves in the PR industry last year when he left the established Frank PR after 12 years at the agency, having worked up the ranks from an entry-level role to the position of Deputy Managing Director. He has worked alongisde...

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Workshop

8 Tips on how to prepare for your interview

1. First Impressions Count A good handshake + eye contact is key. You need to sell yourself and the first 30 seconds are when the interviewer subconsciously makes decisions, so make it count. Jessica O’Dell - Principle Consultant - Specialist...

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Features

Despark presents: A smart talking interview with Hive by British Gas

Tom Guy is Commercial & Product Director at Hive, a British Gas innovation. Despark, an International digital specialist, spoke to him to find out what it takes to create a cutting-edge, offshoot as part of a 200-year-old legacy company and to hear...

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Features

Dubai Lynx: Hephzibah Pathak Interview

As a final note to accent Creativepool's constant coverage of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity on its 10th birthday, we tracked down Hephzibah Pathak, Global Brand Head and member of the Ogilvy India board, to gather her thoughts on...

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Features

Dubai Lynx Live: Remy Kurpershoek Interview

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and as an official partner, we're continuing to bring you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. Creativepool Founder Michael...

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Features

Dubai Lynx Live: Dave Budge Interview

As you may have noticed by now, Creativepool's founder Michael Tomes has been rapidly interviewing industry leaders at Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity on their way to and from judging, speaking, and all sorts of other events, as part...

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Features

Dubai Lynx Live: Christian Waitzinger Interview

Furthering our partnership with the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity in its 10th year, Creativepool Founder Michael Tomes (trying on his best German accent) sat down with Sapient Nitro's Continental European ECD Christian Waitzinger...

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Features

Dubai Lynx Live: Susan Credle Interview

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and as an official partner, we're bringing you interviews with some of the top creative minds at the festival. Creativepool Founder Michael Tomes had an...

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