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Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

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Features

Spotlight: Brave moments with DixonBaxi

DixonBaxi’s co-founder Simon Dixon believes designers and other creatives should stop worrying about what others are doing and enjoy the moment. “They can be desperate for the next big thing and fear they are missing out,” he...

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Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

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Spotlight: Photographer Nigel Harniman on 30 years of shooting cars

“I’ve been freelancing since 1989 and have shot globally for most automotive brands from Rolls Royce to Renault, Bentley to Buick, Cadillac to Kia,” says Nigel Harniman, reflecting on 30 years of photography. “More recently,...

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Spotlight: Cosmo Mulford's pen and ink art adds detail to the doodle

Asked what inspires his black and white hand-drawn pieces created with ink pens, illustrator Cosmo Mulford (below) says his style is influenced by comic books and Japanese art. English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and Czech painter and...

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Spotlight: 3D artist Elena V Miller's concepts know no bounds

Since winning a People's Choice award in the Creativepool Annual in 2017 for her Ballerina Loft - which imagines where a ballerina might live - Romanian 3D artist and visualiser Elena V Miller's work has received several Spotlight's on the...

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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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Spotlight: Art director Stephen ONeill gets high on type

According to Scotland-born and London-raised art director Stephen ONeill aka Type Chap, the two tips he’d give young creatives is to be witty and irreverent with their work. “Always have something in your portfolio that’s got a bit...

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Spotlight: X-Wing marks the spot in James Birks film art

A quick glance at freelance illustrator and graphic designer James Birks' portfolio will tell you he’s a film fan. Some of the pieces inspired by Hollywood movies include iconic imagery from the likes of Star Wars, Robocop and Leon in the form...

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Spotlight: Tyrion Lannister stands tall in Morales-Lee illustrations

Game of Thrones fans will love one of the pieces in artist and illustrator Patrick Morales-Lee’s Boxset Legends series. The collection sees Tyrion Lannister, one of the HBO show’s most admired characters, make an appearance (below) and...

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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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Technology

Nexus deliver delightful animated VR story for Google Spotlight Stories

The London-based Nexus Studios, in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories, the VR storytelling specialists, has created an immersive and interactive experience with story at its heart. Directed by Nexus director Felix Massie, “Rain or...

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Events

designjunction spotlight 2016: Olly Starkey of four23

Following on from our Poolcast series at designjunction, we caught up with Olly Starkey, Head of Moving Image at four23. They are deeply rooted in immersive design so it was a no-brainer when they thought about being apart of the show this year. This...

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Events

designjunction spotlight 2016: Ben Rigby of Haberdashery

Following on from our Poolcast series at designjunction, we caught up with Ben Rigby, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Haberdashery. Haberdashery is a design practice that uses the power of light to create landmark sculpture, innovative products,...

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Events

designjunction spotlight 2016: Stewart Dodd of Satellite Architects

Following on from our Poolcast series at designjunction, we caught up with Stewart Dodd, Managing Director of Satellite Architects. Stewart took a key role in designjunction this year by designing it’s ‘super façade’ outside...

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designjunction spotlight 2016: Pete Thomas of Tom Pigeon

Following on from our Poolcast series at designjunction, we caught up with Pete Thomas, one half of design duo Tom Pigeon. Pete runs the studio with his wife Kirsty Thomas. They met in the early 90s when they were working across a variety of design...

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designjunction spotlight 2016: Jim Rokos

Not to long ago certain exhibition on Dyslexic Design caught our eye so when we got the chance to meet the exhibition’s founder, Jim Rokos, we were excited to learn more. The exhibition’s purpose is to remove the stigma of dyslexia, and...

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designjunction spotlight 2016: Michael Sodeau

Following on from our Poolcast series at designjunction, we couldn’t pass the chance to meet Michael Sodeau, the event’s Creative Director. We talk about new materials seen this year, challenges like Brexit, and his thoughts behind...

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Events

designjunction spotlight 2016: Verena Hennig

designjunction has grown immensely this year with the formal announcement of a brand new hub for creativity in the heart of kings cross - #KXCQ. For London Design Festival, more than 200 contemporary brands, designers, and studios, take home to the...

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Design

Design Spotlight: The London Postal Museum

On the surface at least, there's nothing particularly exciting about the mail, and yet without it, many facets of our society simply couldn't function. Granted the internet has cut down significantly on a number of everyday necessities, but sometimes...

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Technology

Spotlight: Adobe Edge Animate for Flash users

Adobe Edge is a suite of web development tools developed by Adobe Systems. Edge Animate has been developed as an alternative method of creating browser-delivered content. You can use Edge Animate to build interactive, responsive, animations based on...

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Design

LDF Spotlight: Tom Dixon’s Pop-up Department Store

British lighting and furniture designer extraordinaire Tom Dixon has been one of the major talking points of the London Design Festival this week with his one-of-a-kind pop-up department store. The “Multiplex” is said by Dixon himself to...

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Features

Spotlight: Masafumi Inaba, Art Director at Thomas Manns & Company

"I'm a Japanese graphic designer specialized in branding, book design and editorial design. I'm also co-founder of Art Glossary Magazine and a founder of Sakura Front, a Japanese charity project." Masafumi Inaba Art Director Thomas Manss &...

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Spotlight... Mirko Albertin, Fashion and Branding Graphic Designer

"I am an apparel and branding graphic designer with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of production methods, innovative techniques and application of graphics. I specialise in producing trend driven graphics and branding for the fashion...

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Features

Spotlight... Nick White, Digital Designer

"I'm a Middleweight Digital Designer with a specialism in all things mobile; be it apps, sites, ads or tablet stuff. I'm currently getting to grips with the responsive design trend that is taking over the world and am making a concerted effort to...

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Features

Spotlight... Rob Pratt, Senior Designer & Art Director

Company Brand & Deliver Job title Design Director Social media Creativepool.com/robpratt Twitter: @prattrob Website: robprattdesign.co.uk Tell us a bit about what it is that you do I’ve worked across iOS apps, websites and digital...

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Spotlight: Serge Sarkisoff - Photographer & Retoucher

Serge Sarkisoff Fashion Photographer and Retoucher creativepool.com/sergesarkisoff sergesarkisoff.com facebook.com/ssarkisov twitter.com/sergesarkisoff saatchionline.com/sergesarkisoff See more of Serge's projects About you: Serge Sarkisoff...

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Features

Spotlight: Oliver Wetter, Illustration

Oliver Wetter, Illustrator & Art Director creativepool.com/fantasio twitter.com/fantasiox facebook.com/FantasioFineArts Company Fantasio fine Arts / Fantabulous Visions* About you: Fantasio Fine Arts emerged to turn ideas into working...

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Features

Spotlight: Graham Higgins

Graham Higgins is a motion graphics designer who works mostly in After Effects and Maya, but says he still feels like a bit of a novice in the motion graphics industry. CP profile: creativepool.co.uk/GrahamHiggins Website: sircharlesgraham.com How...

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CP Spotlight - Thomas Knowler

- View Thomas's Creativepool profile here Twitter: @knowlerdraws Tumblr: knowlerdraws.tumblr.com Vimeo: vimeo.com/knowler Website: knowlerdraws.co.uk "British born, School of Visual Arts (NYC) trained Animator and Illustrator. Obsessed with space,...

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Spotlight - Silvia Bartoli - 3D Artist

- View Silvia,s Creativepool profile. "I,m a 3d character artist based in London. I specialise in character modeling, digital sculpting, texturing and concept design. As with any good character artist, since childhood I have intently drawn and...

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CP Spotlight Komson Yamshuen

- View Komson's Creativepool profile here Facebook: facebook.com/komson.yamshuen Twitter: @komsonba "Komson Yamshuen is a former awards winning art director who worked with leading advertising agencies in Thailand such as Young & Rubicam, Monday and...

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Spotlight - Jonny Lawrence - Animator

- View Jonny’s Creativepool profile "Jonny Lawrence is an Animator & Concept/Storyboard Artist based in Kent. In 2010 he graduated from a BA (hons) in animation from UCA Farnham. Since graduation he had worked for a fitness company as an In...

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Spotlight - Peter Bowen - Illustrator

- View Peter's Creativepool profile. How long have you been a Freelancer for? A year and a half, but with over eight years' experience in total. Describe your work in one sentence. Sometimes with a slightly dark edge, though rarely without a...

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