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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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Inspiration

Design saved my life. Again.

On April 12th, I was one of those unlucky souls. I woke up feeling pretty rough, and initially put what came next during those 24 hours as being due to sun stroke (despite it being 19 degrees that day in London) - I was boiling hot, had a pounding...

Posted by: Robbie Patterson
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Leaders

Shouting at machines - How to smartly design for voice user interfaces

The advent of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa has brought about a brand new discipline for brands, designers and marketers to get acquainted with. Designing a voice user experience is not the same as designing for a traditional UI. If you want...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Leaders

Introducing HolaBrief.com, a better way to create design briefs

A lot happened since my last post talking about my branding process. I started new projects with clients I already had which made me realise how much they trust me. I met new people willing to start new collaborations. I also received (and declined)...

Posted by: Fernando Ifran
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Tokyo Students design an architectural 3D Printing Pen

As someone who actually owns a 3D printing pen, but struggled to even create a decent stick figure after hours of turmoil, this recent development certainly impressed me, but also left me feeling more than a little bit lacklustre. A group of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Week in Design

Price Philip Designers Prize set to return in 2016 The Prince Philip Designers Prize, which was run by the Design Council from 1959 to 2011, is set to return next year. The annual prize will now be run by the Chartered Society of Designers, which...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Crossing Borders: How business stumbled over design

We live in the age of design. We've seen Accenture buy design firm Fjord, making the international consulting firm the latest member of the club of multifaceted companies that are integrating studios. Accenture isn't doing its design savvy moves...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics open up logo design after plagiarism fiasco

After ditching its previous identity because of a heavily publicised plagiarism row, the organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have launched a public competition to design a new logo, which isn't just open to the nation of Japan, but (quite...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Heidi and Hallbery: A unique blend of advertising and print design

We all know the agency Mother. Great client list, lots of awards, reputation for ace campaigns; but nobody really associates them with scarves. Until now, that is. Introducing Heidi Pridham and Nick Hallbery. Nick's a leading creative at Mother and...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

The London Design Festival ROCKS

Even though the recorded music industry has been falling into a perpetual tailspin since the advent of the “Free” download (it's not free it's stealing), live music is more popular than ever before. In fact, many acts (even the big ones)...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

A giant interactive street light shines on London Design Festival

Industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson has created an intriguing 4.5 metre tall street light made of 1,500 glass crystal lenses as part of the upcoming London Design Festival. The opulently named “Ommatidium” (the name apparently comes from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 5 London exhibitions to inspire graphic design: June 2015

London is over-stuffed with gallery choices, one of the many great things about the city. But where to go when you want a dash of visual inspiration or a calligraphy calm down? We've scoured around for the best design-led exhibitions on in London...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Clerkenwell Design Week Highlight: The “Glaze” Pavilion

The Clerkenwell Design Week unfortunately draws to a close this evening, but there's just enough time left for those interested in design and architecture to explore the marathon of design goodness on streets of EC1 before it's swept up in time for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Meet the Design Director, Robin Fisher of Nerv

What's the story behind you joining Nerv? I’ve been part of Nerv since the very early days (10 years now). I first met Cynan (Nerv’s founder) when we were both working for a UK based PC manufacturer back in the early 2000s. We were both...

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Inspiration

Chris Godfrey's amazing product design.

French onion soup with fresh thyme and gruyère cheese; a light coconut crȇpe, wrapped around halibut delicately poached in truffle butter followed by forest foraged ramp risotto topped with prosciutto and dusted with fresh parmesan. For afters...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Inspiration

Chris Godfrey's amazing product design.

French onion soup with fresh thyme and gruyère cheese; a light coconut crȇpe, wrapped around halibut delicately poached in truffle butter followed by forest foraged ramp risotto topped with prosciutto and dusted with fresh parmesan. For afters...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Inspiration

The design agency boss that went back to design school

By John Fountain Here’s a widely sweeping statement but in the main I think it’s true: Creative people are not so fond of training. Think about it. I bet most designers, illustrators and art workers are self-taught on the Mac. In fact...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Design for Living: a Room for London

As installations go, A Room for London is about as unique an example as you'll ever find. A one-bedroom apartment in the shape of a boat, it's perched high on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank. Chosen from over 500 entries...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

What 'copy, then design' gets wrong

Most everyone has heard of Simon & Garfunkel, Penn & Teller and Dolce & Gabbana, even though they are in such different industries. At the heart of what brought these distinctively different duos such fame is how well they play to each other’s...

Posted by: OpenText Hightail
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Inspiration

Happiness in Design with Izzy Lloyd-Jones

It was only yesterday that we told you about the story of Anthony Birland, a 3D modeller who is still happy about his life choices today. Anthony is spending time doing what he loves, following his vocation and his inner voice. A much similar thing...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Don't leave design to designers: we're all in the design team

We are all designers. This is the sentence you will see at the end of this piece, a consideration that many teams fail to realise. Making creative projects requires going through a process. This process can be more or less specialised across the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Art Director Design Challenge 1: Let's Get Lazy

Whether you are new to art direction or you've been a pretty polished designer for a while now, it's imperative that we don’t become stagnant (especially during this time) and continue to push our abilities forward. I'm throwing down a monthly...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

How to design with empathy and inclusion

Inclusive design. We double-dare you to find a more relevant term or concept today. With a globalised world and countless opportunities to reach all kinds of niches and communities around the planet, designing for your own needs is just another...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Design Grant Opportunity to Tackle the Coronavirus Outbreak

In support of global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, International Design Awards (IDA) and European Product Design Awards (ePDA) are introducing four special “COVID-19 Design Innovation Grants” worth over $14,000. The two leading...

Posted by: International Design Awards
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Leaders

Indigo Design Award Announces 2020 Shortlisted Design Winners

Indigo Design Award is thrilled to announce our shortlisted 2020 design winners in all areas from Best Graphic Design to Games and Discovery of the Year. We spent the past year scouring the globe for the best in visual design from jaw-dropping...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Workshop

How to inspire and get the best from your design team

Keeping a team of designers inspired may be a daunting task. Creative minds all coming together to achieve the same goal, yet all with different traits and creative backgrounds. Sometimes getting the best from your design team is as easy as pulling...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

What is the difference between web development and web design?

Anyone looking for a new website or to redesign an existing one will have likely at some point been confused by the terms "web development" and "web design." Even if you thought you had an idea what they were about, the lines can become so blurred...

Posted by: Cefar
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Workshop

Making the jump from Designer to Head of Design

The jump from designer to Head of Design is like that from musician to conductor. A designer is a highly skilled specialist that performs as a part of a larger ensemble. The Head of Design decides how to interpret new works, unifies the performers,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Leaders

Design Process Behind A Dodgers Illustration

Here's a quick behind-the-scenes video covering my process designing a Los Angelas Dodgers baseball illustration. Also included are two little mini Adobe Illustrator tutorials over two tools that I use all of the time. So with that said, let's play...

Posted by: Kevin Forister

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