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The good side of being an in-house designer

A massive thank-you to our friends over at Academy Class, as the winner of this year's 'in-house design team' award at Fresh Awards 2015 will get £1000 worth of consultancy from Academy Class amongst other prizes. With less than 2 weeks left,...

Posted by: Hands Down™
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Leaders

The Good Rebellious Spirit of Mark Ralphs | #GettingToKnow

From finding inspiration in all corners of the industry and beyond to envisioning new ways for his team to work better (and happier), Mark Ralphs from Good Rebels is a restless leader and one that was able to develop the digital agency in Europe and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Here’s why a good client-agency relationship goes both ways

Clients. We love them, sometimes we hate them. They are what keeps this industry going - the makers of the creative sector, in a sense. Without them having needs, agencies wouldn’t be offering solutions; it is a business relationship based on...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Good agencies are better than in-house brand teams – Here's why

Jordan Lonsdale has been in the game long enough to live the two, often discussed sides of the same industry: in-house teams and agencies. According to the Wonderhatch account director, there are several misconceptions thrown into the mix when...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Side projects are not a waste of time

I’ve heard a lot of talk, especially during the current climate, around whether or not graphic designers should consider creating their own side projects. Opinions tend to vary quite widely on the subject - some designers see them as somehow a...

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Workshop

Suck it up! The harsh side of freelancing

I know a lot of freelancers and, by contrast with their permanently employed counterparts, I would say almost all of them are happy. I’m a freelancer too, and it would take a lot for me to go back to permanent employment now. And I don’t...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

VCCP showcase a darker side to McLaren

It's become something of a cliché to “Go to the dark side,” in the media. Modern logic dictates that the second sequel in a trilogy should always be “The dark one,” and adding a touch of gritty realism to a TV show can be...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Good ideas, executed flawlessly

As part of Fotolia’s ‘Unstock’ series we spoke to Contributor Darién Sánchez about his foray into the stock industry to uncover more about his unique illustrations and graphics.Darién SánchezFO: Can you introduce...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Features

The good book. The problem with a copywriter's portfolio.

by Magnus Shaw. Here's a problem which only came to my attention this week. Actually I think it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple of decades, but it only came into focus a couple of days ago. Because I write columns here and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Berlin's East Side Gallery

by Ashley Morrison Understandably, a lot of people hate graffiti, mainly because it takes the form of the pointless defacement of public or private property with little more than large and ugly "tags," carried out by people who are - usually -...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: The Dark Side of Barbie

by Ashley Morrison Barbie is one of the most famous dolls, and even personalities, in the world. Girls, boys, women and men we've all heard of her and we all know that she lives in a fantastic world of clothes for every occasion, convertible sports...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Good old...hibu?

by Ashley Morrison Good old Yellow Pages. There was something rather comforting about those adverts, about the fact that good old Yellow Pages is not just there for that leaky roof. Or for the warm and fluffy things in life: the boy who bought his...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Six serious celebrity side hustles

Budding entrepreneurs come from all walks of life and that includes famous actors, with many movie stars moving beyond their ‘day jobs’ and investing in their own side hustles. Just like anybody else, some brands and businesses thrive,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

10 side hustles that became hugely successful businesses

Whether it’s to pursue a passion project or to maximise your income, side hustles have become more popular than ever in the UK as people look for different ways to navigate situations such as the lockdowns and the cost-of-living crisis. Almost...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why bold design is good business

Design is a great differentiator. It can stop people in their tracks. Make them laugh. Bring them to tears. And even set your brand apart from the competition - if you dare to be bold. It’s important to understand what we mean by design. Too...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The secret to good UX may not be what you think

With the consumer world increasingly moving online, brands are being faced with the challenge of developing top-notch platforms to replace otherwise clunky and dated experiences. Long gone are the days of stiff, counter-intuitive and painful User...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Good design is nothing without research - #CompanySpotlight

No matter the kind of creative project that stands before them, Toshiyuki Hashimoto and his team at aircord will always go through an extensive prototyping and research phase to make sure things are just right. It is an excellent approach to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Maciek Michalski and the human side of creativity – #MemberSpotlight

Sure, technology and digital have revolutionised the industry in thousands of positive ways. But according to Maciek Michalski, they have also taken away a bit of the human element that makes the creative industries so special. Maciek, founder of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

What makes a good leader?

We all have that one person in mind who exemplifies the concepts of ‘leader’ and ‘leadership’ in our eyes. As I write this very sentence, I think of a few people in my past that have been fundamental to my understanding of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Leaders

Why flexible working is good for creative business

Letting creativity reign in the workplace is key to establishing an engaged and innovative workforce, and it’s an even more important behaviour that needs to thrive in the creative industry. The challenge for companies is to figure out how they...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Blueclaw urges agencies to use FaceApp for good

Leeds-based digital agency Blueclaw has changed its name to 'GreyClaw' and is challenging other companies to do the same to raise money for Age UK. The SEO specialist has replaced its staff photos on its Meet the Team page (below) with elderly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Desigual flips logo for good in new campaign from WE ARE Pi

Barcelona-based fashion house Desigual has permanently flipped its logo as part of a campaign developed by Amsterdam-based creative agency WE ARE Pi. The work is hung on the idea that 'forwards is boring’ and Desigual is the first...

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Leaders

In defence of side hustles

Creative at Revolt, co-founder of social enterprise CRACK + CIDER and D&AD judge for Side Hustle, Scarlett Montanaro has a penchant for purpose. Exploring the deeply personal and complex relationship she has with her passion project, she writes about...

Posted by: D&AD
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Leaders

BleepBleeps' Tom Evans: 4 inspiring side hustles

The industry is increasingly recognising and valuing the side hustle. Side hustles are finally gaining the recognition they deserve. People are waking up to the fact that they are a fantastic way to foster a spirit of entrepreneurialism and help...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

10 principles of good design from Dieter Rams

In this scene from Rams, Gary Hustwit's recent documentary about Dieter Rams, the legendary designer offers his 10 key principles of good design. Watch as he explains how he reflected on his body of work and the fundamentals of his design philosophy...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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