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Inspiration

The Creative Energy, Teamwork and Motivation of SMACK Agency

It is unusual to hear someone say that they always start working near the end of a deadline, because they are far more productive under pressure. Though one may think that this is the easiest way to mess up, SMACK agency and its co-founder Lubna...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Overwhelming Team Motivation of Yolo Films

Sven Lehmann first approached the wonders technology with a PC with a 45-megabytes hard drive. He used to play DuckTales on it. Now Sven and his company, yolo films, are shooting films from remote, without the need for the crew to be physically...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: talking modesty and motivation with Muhammad Waseem

Chasing your dreams can become quite challenging if you don't have the technological means to do so in today's world. This is what happened to Muhammad Waseem, self-taught creative and CGI artist who was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. A...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Phillip Powdrill's Love for Learning

Luck is an important factor at any given time in life. There is always a certain degree of planning ahead, but you would be surprised by the amount of sheer luck that is needed to actually break through. Now, you could argue that opportunities don't...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Do you feel more creative in isolation? You're not alone

Other writers will know it well - there is nothing like locking yourself up in your own room, getting lost in the sound of clacking keys and just letting your imagination flow. The COVID-19 lockdown has injected a range of unpleasant thoughts into...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Leaving the Comfort Zone

The importance of bravery, boundaries and beliefs in the performance arts “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours” Richard Bach, ‘Illusions’ , Arrow Books, 1988 The book ‘Illusions’ by...

Posted by: James Sampson
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Inspiration

The Heartwarming Illustrations of Izabela Ciesinska

It's always surprising to realise how much you can learn about a creative by just looking at their work. When we look at Izabela Ciesinska's illustrations, we see warmth, passion, affection and love for art and family. We see an interest in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The road to Marketing Hell is paved with good predictions

To say that 2020 hasn’t turned out exactly as predicted for advertisers and marketers would be an understatement. So, if the experts can’t get it right - why do we as humans still need predictions in times that are seemingly...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Member Spotlight: The Dreams of Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray has a dream. That we start respecting the creative industries as much as they respect and include all of us, nurturing our ambitions and making us grow as human beings. Ashley is an excellent 3D artist with his own, cryptic and somewhat...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

5 Tips for Photographers Trying To Keep Motivated During Lockdown

With quarantine keeping them stuck indoors for the present, it may be hard for would-be photographers to find the right motivation to keep practicing. When in the same four walls all day, there will be little inspiration for your next project, with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: Jilipollo and the Art of a Visual Storyteller

It just makes sense that Jilipollo (also known as Javier Medellin Puyou) is an excellent storyteller. You can tell that by the answer below: dragged by love in a country that was not his, trying to succeed as an illustrator but still not quite making...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to Know... Ben Keylock, Creative Director at Golley Slater

It isn't hard to imagine that most creatives struggle with overcoming their imposter syndrome. That feeling of being inadequate and just pretending to be creative bugs most of us, pushing us further down when we probably have all the qualities to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Features

Member Spotlight: facing change with Steve Frith and TCC

For those who believe in greatness from small beginnings, TC Communication's story is certainly worth hearing. Born 35 years ago as a husband-and-wife team, TCC now works with some of the biggest brands in the world, including O2, Mizuno and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Agency insights on how to remain creative during lockdown

Doomsday may not have befallen us yet, but a few of my acquaintances dare to disagree. Being stuck at home with 18-month-olds (and sometimes with 81-year-olds) makes some of us wish we could just step outside and catch that blessed virus once and for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Getting to know: The ‘wonky mind’ of Simon Callender

Simon Callender isn’t just Creative Planning Director at Initials, he’s also a keen motorcycle enthusiast with an Amazon series under his belt! But we’re not here to talk to him about that today, we’re here to talk all things...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Hygiene Poverty: Addressing the UK’s Hidden Crisis

2018 was the year of the side hustle. Perhaps you were genuinely inspired to expand your experience, get that idea off the ground, desperate to earn a second wage: we all had our motivations. I found my own side hustle, but my motivation was...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Leaders

Behind the Idea: Showing can-do spirit for Leonard Cheshire

Health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire’s film Actually, I Can aims to inspire people to get involved with its volunteering activities through a powerful story about a disabled man called Charlie. Created by 3angrymen Productions, it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Finding your way with location marketing in a world of choice

Taking location marketing as the process of delivering visitors to a specific location or set of locations, one of the simplest solutions is to be visible to people who are looking for the service you offer. As a prime driver of discovery and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to convince an angel to fund your start-up

Financing a start-up business can often be one of the most challenging tasks in an entrepreneur’s journey. While some people manage to save enough over a number of years and others may choose to take out a business loan, often the preferred...

Posted by: Creativepool Reporter
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Workshop

5 ways to maximise your creativity

Following the release of a new report on when UK office workers feel most creative, innovation funding specialist MPA Group gives a guide to boosting your productivity below. Biophilic design Kevin McIntosh is head of design at Chameleo n Business...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

10 reasons why branding is important

Branding is much more than a logo or a single graphic element associated with your organisation. When thinking about your brand, you really want to consider your entire customer experience… everything from your logo, website, social media...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Workshop

Master the art of negotiation

“Every negotiation is different, but the basic elements do not change.” These are the wise words of William Ury, a prominent academic negotiation trainer. Based on history, we know that great negotiators can prevent wars, build...

Posted by: Katrina Cooper
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Workshop

How to run a successful creative hack

Organising a creative hack can be a great way of getting people to interact with your brand and overcome a problem as part of a team. Non-profit organisation Sightsavers works to protect eyesight and the fight for disability rights and held a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

Taking time out and reflecting on my first journey as a Founder, before I go again, I wanted to cast some light on an often overlooked reality. 72% of entrepreneurs are effected by Mental Health Conditions. There is much synergy between the creative...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Workshop

Building Culture: 8 things to look out for

Barely a day goes by without the word 'culture' featuring heavily in my conversations. It’s become a sort of catch-all phrase and having a ‘great’ one is something lots of agencies can be fiercely proud and protective of - and rightly so. It's...

Posted by: Character Creative
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Workshop

To attend or not attend the awards is the question…

As we start to enter the awards season we often find people and businesses are torn as to whether they should enter, attend or do neither. You only have to cast you mind back to early summer when Arthur Sadoun, the new CEO for the Publicis Group...

Posted by: The Jefferson Group

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