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Reasons why graphic designers should go back into education

Graphic designers - never stop learning I’ve worked as a graphic designer for a long time, graduating from Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 1993 and working in various studios, bringing me to launch The Severn Agency in 2017. You might say that...

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CV Tips For Graphic Designers

1. Keep to an A4 size This is pretty obvious. Who is going to print out an A3 CV for their records anyway? Provide your potential employers the convenience as they are really busy people. It's politeness. They will need to print out your CV for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The Best 30 Websites for Creative Inspiration

Of course we are in the list. Any creative professional will need some daily inspiration to overcome the occasional roadblock at work. It’s just the way things are - we need to look at art to remain inspired. Whether you are a designer, an...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: New designers, the RAF, feeling super and other stories

Village Green - New Designers Graduate show New Designers has unveiled a new visual identity, featuring imagery that depicts a mishmash of brightly coloured materials and objects. Now in its 33rd year, the two-week-long graduate show highlights the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Graphic Designer

Graphic designers work to bring many kinds of communication alive. They produce designs that get their clients' messages across with high visual impact. The role demands a keen business sense as well as creative flair. View People View Companies...

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Tips for Designers

Here's some industry advice from top designers on how to get the best out of your creative process as a designer. Whether you're working for a design agency or as a freelance designer, here are our top ten design tips to help you boost your creative...

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Inspiration

Learning graphic design from LPs and magazines

Nearly all of us can identify a very specific point in time when we started being interested in art and creativity. For our editor, it was when a school assignment brought him to write his first ever fiction story. For graphic designer Neville...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Designers are not a one-stop-shop

Many designers like to think of a specialty - in fact, that's how things should be. However, way too many employers overestimate the simply human capabilities of a single designer. In other words, it is not uncommon for an employer to hire a...

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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...

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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...

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Leaders

3 trends from New Designers 2019

New trends in design should excite every designer. Is it a passing fad? An evolution of existing methods? Or perhaps a new era entirely. OK, that last one is a bit on the lofty side. Still, I kept the idea of a new era of design in mind when I...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Leaders

36 Days of Type examines the endless graphic possibilities of typography

A project that’s been getting a significant amount of coverage on everyone’s favourite photo-centric social media hub of late, 36 Days of Type is so much more than an excuse for designers to bash out some nifty fonts. It also represents a...

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Leaders

ADFEST call on designers to create new Lotus trophy

Annual advertising festival ADFEST is calling on designers, art directors and creative professionals to create a new Lotus trophy, which will be unveiled in the lead up to the festival’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2017. The festival has...

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Leaders

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...

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Leaders

The Grid: artificial intelligence websites that design themselves

I’m one of life’s big procrastinators. From buying something pretty massive like a new car to something as tiny as a runners’ water bottle for a fiver, I always want to make sure I’m doing the right thing - and getting the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

ASDA's comms guy says websites are dead. Is he right?

At yesterday's Social Media World Forum, Dominic Burch - Head of Communications and Social Media for ASDA - said “Stop thinking about websites - they’re dead - just think about the content and getting that right for mobile. As reported...

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Features

Spotlight - Sigurd Kritsiansen - Creative Director/Graphic Designer

Nothing gets done faster if you let yourself get stressed, but it increases the chances of mistakes being made. Describe your work in one sentence. Creating strong brands and imagery - printed, online or broadcast What's the most important thing...

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Features

Spotlight - Chris Jarvis - Graphic Designer

Chris Jarvis, founder of Jarvdesign, (and one of the contributors at our first Pimm's and Portfolios evening), grabs a coffee with Creativepool to talk aesthetics, iMacs and dream re-brands. Describe the work you do in one sentence. An accessible...

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Design Portfolio Tips for Designers

Here's some industry advice on how to best showcase your creative potential in your design portfolio. Whether you're aiming at a creative role as a Graphic Designer with an advertising agency, or an Art working job for a blue chip client, we have...

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Opinions - Graphic design and art direction. Do you know the difference?

by John Fountain Though the work does have overlaps, being a designer and being an art director are different roles that require different skill and mindsets. I've worked in both design and advertising agencies and I've seen for myself that the best...

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Industry

New Designers 2012

New Designers is the UK's most important graduate design exhibition. Over 3,500 of the brightest and most creative talents from Britain’s leading design courses will come together for the 27th edition of New Designers. New Designers is an...

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Should designers draw more?

Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser once said, 'Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.' Now while one or two designers might want to argue that point, is it possible that we rely on the computer too much these days? Are the core...

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Inspiration

Designers shouldn’t spend 8 hours a day stuck to a chair

Staying in touch with reality is a powerful drive for your creative inspiration. When we ask those wonderful creatives in our community how they stay inspired, most of them reply that having a walk or looking at the world around is their personal...

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Inspiration

Designers’ Response to Secure Our Future

With “well-being” and “sustainability” being the key focus nowadays, we’ve created a shortlist of new innovative solutions and products showcased at Futurebuild this year where designers and brands across the globe came...

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Inspiration

A New Decade Of Graphic Design

In today's video, I aggregated a list of graphic design trends from some completely-reliable google searching (ehhh like 10 sites) so that we're all aware of what's poppin' in the design world of 2020. Let's enter this decade in the know, shall...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Let's Play: Gamifying graphic design

Let's have fun learning and improving on our graphic design skills by utilising some dope online games. Here are links to the games mentioned: What's that colour? The Kerning Game Brand Recognition Pixactly Bezier Type Game Watch, play along...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Workshop

Top 10 tips for new designers

A year or so ago I was invited to do a talk at Shillington. I wasn't sure what to say and wanted to make sure it was actually useful, rather than just showing some pretty pictures. So, I had a think about what would've been useful to me when I first...

Posted by: Mark Richardson
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Leaders

Mike Sharpe's top tips for 3D designers

The demand for skilled 3D designers has increased in the past few years thanks to tighter budgets and shorter delivery times. Technology now plays a significant part in cost-cutting on shoots and computer-generated work is key to delivering a project...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

8 designers on their Oscar movie poster remakes

Ahead of Sunday's Oscars ceremony, eight in-house designers at Shutterstock have given this year's Best Picture nominees the pop art treatment using content from the creative platform. Shutterstock runs its Oscar Pop! poster series every February...

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Workshop

Portfolio Critique #5 - Carlos Melo, Graphic Designer

Today's portfolio critique comes to us from Carlos Andrés Melo from Bogotá, Colombia. This graphic designer has some killer typography skills and is on his way to do some special things. Please give Carlos some love or critique in the comments of...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Will Designers Dream of Electric Sheep?

I’m baking bread. You should too. It’s fun. Creative. Somehow messy. I personally don’t follow a recipe; it’s a pretty straight-forward process. Below is a standard recipe:(1) Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Add the sugar, 1...

Posted by: Andrea Flamini
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Leaders

Designers light up the Thames for Illuminated River competition

Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River design competition, which has seen 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge lit up as part of a permanent light installation. Designs by six international teams,...

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