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How to find jobs and gigs | Creativepool Member Hacks #2

Creativepool is a fantastic place full of opportunities for any member in the community. We have thousands of jobs available each month catering to all the specialisms in the community, from design to copywriting and illustration. Given any creative...

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400 BBC jobs to leave London; are big city centres dead post Covid?

How long has it been since the last Industrial Revolution? I can’t remember the exact dates, but around a century for sure. It’s been even longer since the first Industrial Revolution, moving people around the world from the countryside...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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5 Sectors to find Creative Jobs after the Pandemic

Clearly, this has been an interesting year for everyone in the creative industry. Whether you are in the music industry, in live events, production or freelancing (aka: trying to hold onto your clients), 2020 has brought a new, unprecedented range...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Preparing for the Post-COVID Jobs Market

“This too shall pass” is a popular saying derived from ancient Persia that reflects rather elegantly and succinctly on the ephemerality of the human condition. It’s a mantra that many of us have undoubtedly been muttering under our...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

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Robots Will NOT Steal UK Jobs. They Could Create More

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Finding Media jobs

--- Where are all the great media jobs hiding? Why isn't there a website that caters for all the segments of media, displaying all the best media jobs the UK has to offer? Well now there is! Creativepool is the UK's premium place to discover the...

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Features

Why creative jobs aren't always a bowl of cherries.

by Magnus Shaw. I work as a copywriter and blogger. I also do something I call consultancy - advising people on their writing, marketing or branding, really. Sometimes, I produce or present radio programmes too. These are all very enjoyable and...

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Inspiration

The best and worst jobs of 2012 - where does yours place?

Careercast.com is a website owned by Adicio inc. and has just drawn up a list of the best and worst US jobs for 2012. There are 200 jobs in the list and it's compiled from data from the Bureau Of Labour Statistics, takings aspects such as work...

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Leaders

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

"There's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. 'I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.' And we've always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very beginning. And we always will." This morning, a bouquet and an apple with...

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The top 5 best websites for finding paid creative work

Job hunting can feel like an endless chore, particularly when you’re freelancing and are constantly moving from one project to the next. Sometimes it can also feel a little like mountain climbing without a rope, constantly looking for the next...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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How to write effective job adverts

Writing an effective job advert to attract the best candidates to your jobs is a very important part of using any job site. A simple rule as you are going through the process is to think about your target audience - ie. think what would you like to...

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We’ll pay you the princely sum of £EXP,OSU.RE

You may have seen this picture below doing the rounds on Facebook last week. And if you did and you’re a creative, you may well have chortled knowingly. Because the sad fact is, most creatives I know have experienced this at some point in their...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Something for nothing

by Ashley Morrison. I never thought I’d say it, but I have some sympathy with guests on the Jeremy Kyle Show. Not that I sit around watching daytime TV all day, of course. Well, apart from a triple-bill of Frasier to get me going in the...

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Inspiration

Bringing dreams to life with Izabel Ciesinska | #MemberSpotlight

“From my earliest days in the crib, I longed for nothing more than to look at pictures and draw them.” These are the words of this week’s Member Spotlight honouree, Izabel Ciesinska, an illustrator who might very well have been born...

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Aiming for the stars with motion designer Matt 'Mograph' Richings

You either wait for luck to happen, or you go and make it happen yourself. Motion graphics designer Matt 'Mograph' Richings belongs more to the second group: headhunted by an Adam&EveDDB senior creative at a networking event, Matt has always created...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Creatives and AI: Are they the perfect match?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the pace of many industries - and the creative fields are no exception. While there is still a stigma of fear towards AI in some sections, the majority are beginning to see the positive impact the tech is...

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That Google Memo: The sacking, the fallout and everything else

Last weekend, an internal memo from a Google software engineer with an incendiary title and even more incendiary content, went viral. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the employee who birthed the memo had been fired. The real question on everyone's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The UK Busts the Gender Pay Gap Wide Open

Thousands of employers will publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time from today (April 6), helping break the glass ceiling and create a more modern workforce. The UK is one of the first countries in the world to require gender pay gap...

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International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Job Description: Web Editor

A web author/editor is responsible for the content and images used on a website. They plan, research, write copy and edit the content of a website. They may be involved in providing copy for the internet or for an organisation's internal intranet...

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Leaders

There's nothing fast about super-fast broadband

“Superfast broadband is much faster and more reliable than standard broadband. It lets you make video calls, do homework online and stream music, all at much higher speeds - and all at the same time.” That’s what the Government...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

5 minutes with... Shaun Clarkson

Shaun Clarkson is best known for his eclectic interior designs for the likes of Vince Power, Oliver Peyton, Harvey Nichols and Pernod Ricard. Since crashing onto the London hospitality scene in the late eighties (his first outing for Vince Power had...

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Industry

Are robots replacing us?

This is a question those in the creative industry have probably asked themselves in the past few years. Hugo Evans, senior designer at We Are Tilt has a decade-long career spanning branding, print and digital. The arrival of artificial intelligence...

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How to hire a great motion graphics designer

The profession of motion graphics design is relatively new on the design front. Technology-enabled design professions are growing. And there are so many different types of designers out there, it’s tricky to keep them all straight! There are...

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Inspiration

Sabrina Dridje on keeping our Tellys in tune | #GettingToKnow

The week, we’re getting to know Sabrina Dridje, Executive Director of The Telly Awards, the world’s largest award honouring excellence in video. Sabrina is a leading voice that infuses a bold spirit of change into an ever-evolving...

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Inspiration

Lost and found - Rediscovering the sound of smiling

I’m a bit OCD, so I have specific pockets for everything: keys, wallet, phone, gloves, notes, tissues. And I think losing things is a bad omen. Which is why the last time I lost my keys I refused to go on holiday the next day. My wife,...

Posted by: Chris Turner
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How much should I charge as a freelance branding designer?

In a rapidly competitive environment, every brand looks to set themselves apart. They want to create an unmistakable image to achieve the highest possible brand recognition among consumers. A branding designer or brand manager is responsible not...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to hire a great content manager

Content is king. This is an adage we’re probably all sick of by now, but it still rings true in many ways. What is the internet without content, after all? This is why content managers remain one of the most important individuals for many...

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Leaders

Top 10 most exciting branding designers on Creativepool

What is a brand? It’s far more than just a colour scheme and a few catchy phrases. Indeed, it’s more suitable to think of a brand as an identity - it’s what the company stands for, what it hopes to achieve and how it wants to be...

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