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South Korean creatives lampoon Kim Jong Un with fake LinkedIn profile

Whilst the concept behind North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is genuinely terrifying; a real-life King Joffrey with a god complex born of indoctrinated power and a revolving cabal of yes men, the man himself is rife for parody. One of my favourite...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Workshop

Opinions - Fancy a fight? Join LinkedIn

by Ashley Morrison But not just any sort of fight. LinkedIn doesn't provide a sort of Brad Pitt / Edward Norton-inspired forum or portal where the first rule about Online Fight Club is that you don't talk about Online Fight Club. (Sorry if you...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

From a Commodore 64 to rebranding the Thunderbirds - #MemberSpotlight

Jason Ford is a freelance Brand & Design Director and former creative director at ITV with a proven track record of delivering award-winning, thought provoking creative. Everything Jason touches is underpinned by strong core ideas that amplify to...

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Industry

The past present and future glories of Shutterstock - #BehindTheBrand

Shutterstock is a name that has slowly but surely become almost as ubiquitous as Google and Wikipedia. The fact it's managed to do so in under 20 years is a testament to not only the flexibility of the platform, but the power of the brand. In our...

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Leaders

Discussing sonic branding with the Global CMO of amp - #GettingToKnow

The story of amp Global CMO Uli Reese would sound incredibly inspiring to any musician out there. Forged by the scorching flames of TV composition in Hollywood, Uli entered the industry as a music composer and has found his own way through the music...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Pursuing a healthy work-life balance - #MemberSpotlight

Being a creative professional isn't a job - it's a life commitment. We think creative, work creative, dream creative and sometimes even entertain us with creative hobbies. It's like a curse, but one we're much happy to have. Yet when Designer & Art...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

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Industry

An Ark for the Children - #BehindTheIdea

There is one magical place in Chipping Barnet, England, where caring nurses, doctors and volunteers work relentlessly to make every little moment count for families of children with life-threatening conditions. Even in a year like 2020, Noah's Ark...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How can brands handle woke capitalism?

So 2020 was the year in which we saw brands moving increasingly closer to their consumers, in an attempt to show an understanding and humanity in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. However, this was but the culmination of a long path which global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The beastly creative passion of Steve Sellick

It comes from Stephen Sellick's own fingertips that he is as passionate and fired up as he's ever been. Having started out as a freelance illustrator, Steve has now been in the industry for over 25 years, and he's seen plenty of changes in his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

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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Workshop

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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Workshop

How to boost your chance of employment in the current events industry

September 2020 marks two important dates in the mustard calendar - my 25th birthday and, slightly less importantly, the end of our financial year. Naturally, that makes this a good time for us to reflect on the year that has passed. From September...

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Inspiration

The pastel discipline of Maureen Fletcher

Maureen Fletcher is the kind of artist who would close an interview with a quote by Paulo Coelho. And that alone should capture the beauty and delicacy of her essence. An introvert by nature, with an HSP trait too, Maureen has spent almost two...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to job hunt during the pandemic

It's no secret that the industry has seen several mass redundancies being made in the past six months. Add that to a delicate balance made of fresh graduates looking for a job, which reach the order of tens of thousands every year, and you have the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Finding your way into the design industry during the COVID crisis

Finding a job - particularly your first, permanent one in your desired field - is an intimidating task at the best of times, especially for aspiring design graduates in an already competitive job market. And now, the economic effect of the pandemic...

Posted by: Jess Patel
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Leaders

Five Essential COVID-19 Adaptive Marcom Tips, Week of 27 April

Image Source: From IABC’s COVID-19 Resources, https://www.iabc.com/covid-19-resources/ Being an excellent communications consultant is highly demanding. On top of all the other diligence and expertise, sustaining professional development is...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

50% of creative freelancers won't survive more than 3 months

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: the delicate balance in Geoff Sence's style

There is both an art and science to freelancing, and graphic designer Geoff Sence has certainly got them right. Overflowing with dreams and aspirations, Geoff has developed a style blending vintage with modern, able to maintain that delicate balance...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

UK Inside Out Awards™ 2020 - Now open for entries.

Showcasing the very best of the UK’s in-house creative talent. The Inside Out Awards™ recognise and honour the very best in-house creative talent from across the UK. Highly regarded within the design industry the Awards identify and...

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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...

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Inspiration

Does advertising lack originality?

They say Christmas is a time for giving. But first it’s a time for watching all the big brand ads so we can decide what to give and where to spend our money. And with the bulk of this year’s spots now released, what do they say about the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

The Freelancer Grind: Returning clients

80% of your work comes from 20% of your clients. Returning clients are what will keep you in business and constantly working. So, be sure to keep good relationships with the people you have previously worked with so your phone is always...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Workshop

So, you've won an award...

Do industry awards just prey on pride? You don’t remember entering. You barely even remember the piece of work that’s been nominated. And you’ve certainly never heard of the Copywriting Republic Annual Presentation who are behind...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Leaders

The Freelancer Guide: How to find clients

Finding clients, or ‘new business’ is tough. They are often like buses, you wait ages for one, then all of a sudden two or three arrive at once. This is evident more so for creatives, as we are not very tuned to the business side of...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Workshop

Give them a word and they'll take a page

Make no mistake: your writing is worth money. But should you ever work for free? As much as it’s a milestone, you probably can’t remember the exact moment you first got a positive response from an application. But rest assured, at some...

Posted by: Ant O'Neill
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Inspiration

10 most valuable brands of 2019 revealed

Apple, Google and Amazon have retained their status as the most valuable global brands, according to new annual research from Interbrand. This year’s Best Global Brands report positions Apple (USD $234,241m), Google (USD $167,713m), and Amazon...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why you should be investing in your staff

Between 2011 and 2018, employment in the creative industries grew by an astonishing 30.6%, compared to the UK average of 10.1% according to official statistics, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. However, while this growth may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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