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Inspiration

Print Lovin' for the Chicago team Tan & Loose

We love keeping an eye on the guys over at Tan & Loose, the Chicago based print team who are based out of an old funeral home. There's nothing lifeless about the work they represent. It's all colourful lines, bold colours and tongue-in-cheek humour....

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

How Brands choose Agencies

It is always Pitch Season for a busy and established agency. It is an excellent occasion to gain some prospective clients, or even some leads to develop the future of the business. Whoever’s been in the game for long enough knows that brands...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Exploring the crazy colourful style(s) of Scott Balmer - #MemberSpotlight

Mesmerising. That's the first word that comes to mind when you look at some of Scott Balmer's impressive illustration works. The man is clearly a skilled illustrator and an extremely artistic one at that, which is quite clear when you look at his...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Destiny of a Motion Graphics Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Some things in life, you just know. You know if you want to be a chef or an astronaut. You know if you want to be creative or do anything else. It may sound cheesy, but once creative, always creative is quite a good mantra - if you start creating for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The heroes of a Production Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Ever wondered who makes all those beautiful buildings and sets you see in films, TV shows and on stage? That would be the careful, precise and beautifully creative job of a Production Designer. Hakan Yoruk has been designing sets for six years, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Loving shots and stories with filmmaker Darren Statman

We love a good story. And film director Darren Statman has plenty to tell. It isn't every day that we get the chance to open a window into a creative professional's life, but with our Member Spotlights it does happen fairly often. What we love about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Most freelancers will need nearly a year to recover from the COVID crisis

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The independent spirit of Paul Gawman

The beauty of the creative industry is that every professional you meet in the field will be happy to tell you they're making money by doing something they love. Freelance 3D artist Paul Gawman is no different. He's lucky enough to be successful as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Designing Creatures: Tips and Tricks

When it comes to designing creatures, there are many different ways to approach the task. Everyone I’ve spoken to does it slightly differently and prioritises different aspects, leading to a sense of uniqueness even with two designs which have...

Posted by: Luke Luckhurst
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Inspiration

Looking Deeper with Paul Gawman and Ogilvy Health

Have you ever heard of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? Neither did we, until we read the interview with Paul Gawman below. And that is precisely the problem. According to Paul, who has worked with Ogilvy Health to craft the 3D illustration below,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The unstoppable curiosity of Paul Vosloo

It may sound cliché, but it's hard to dismiss the role of curiosity in the creative process. Senior brand designer at Teamspirit Paul Vosloo can tell quite a few stories about that fact. Intrigued by the prospects of a career in creativity, a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Art of Change with Jabeen Qadri

We hear it all the time - art can change people. Creativity in itself can change people, but we did not know to which extent until we've had a chance to speak with freelance illustrator Jabeen Qadri. Jabeen was stuck in a field of study which made...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Alexandra Wong's Dreams of Pastel and Watercolour

Far too often you can hear of unsupportive parents, friends or tutors who don't believe in the same dreams as you do. Sometimes it's enough to hear the wrong sentence from the right person, and one might end up on a path they're bound to regret...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: Toby Tinsley's Natural Creativity

There are countless merits in growing up with technological advancement. One of them is having the skills to carry out complex tasks in hours, rather than days. But it also means that sometimes you lose touch with nature. Toby Tinsley loves nature...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Working as a mum and a leader through the lockdown

If you are a parent in this global climate of pandemic lockdown and quarantine, perhaps the Coronavirus isn't looking so gloom from inside the house after all. Gayle Carpenter is the CEO and Founder of Sparkloop creative agency and is now faced with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Stanford the Flying Pig: Up, Up and Away!

Liz Carlston had written a book. She wanted to self-publish it on Amazon but needed to make her book different from everybody else’s. Children’s books all look the same nowadays: arty-farty and scratchy. Loose creations that look more...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why creative-based socials are invaluable to agency culture

Following an influx of newbies to the creative and design teams we wanted to start a ritual for our people to come together socially. This would be a regular calendar event they would look forward to, input into and that would add an insight into the...

Posted by: Proximity London
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Company 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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Amelia Torode

In a new series of interviews with some of the people who made Creativepool's top 100 industry influencers shortlist for the Annual 2019, they offer insight on their business strategies, company culture and vision for the future. First up, Amelia...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Celebrating BIG with Beauty Papers

With summer over and the Christmas season just starting, it’s busier than ever at JJ Media Group. We have an incredible line-up of new exclusive events coming up over the next two months, starting with an epic free rave to celebrate the new...

Posted by: JJ Media Group
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: Wolves, spices, ciders, flags and other stories

SomeOne - Wolverhampton Wanderers Design studio SomeOne has developed a new brand identity for the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) football club. The new branding was created to reflect the new era of the club under the leadership of the Fosun...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#techtuesday: Harry Potter coding kits, 3D-printed guns and other stories

Creativity, code and magic with Kano’s Harry Potter Coding Kit Kano, a company best-known for its build-it-yourself computers and coding kits, has launched a new tool teaching kids and adults to code through the magical world of Harry Potter....

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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Leaders

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Raconteur A women-led tour de force is in full swing, as Marissa Puget and Olia Ougrik take the mantle of ownership of Raconteur, the Los Angeles and Paris-based consultancy known for their creative storytelling approach to publicity, marketing, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Acne This week, Acne welcomed Director Laura Borgio to their ranks. A super innovative filmmaker with a passion for storytelling, Laura's rare ability enables her to create engaging, meaningful, and dynamic content across a multitude of different...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Don’t let the obsession kill you

Ever since I remember I was always obsessed with something. The first obsession I remember taking over me was collecting Lego sets at a very young age. It drove my dad insane, because living in post-communist Poland western Lego sets were pretty...

Posted by: Przemek
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Leaders

British Airways rope in major celebrity cast for pre-flight safety video

An enviable cast of major British celebrities pop up in a new safety instruction video for British Airways flights, which also introduces the Flying Start charity that supports Comic Relief. Given the ties to Comic Relief, the six-minute film is a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

McCann reveal the truth about a divided Britain

Against a global background of increasing isolationism, uncertainty, and mistrust, Britons today demonstrate unexpected confidence in their nation and belief in the potential of foundational institutions and major brands for stability, truth, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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