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Inspiration

Pursuing a healthy work-life balance - #MemberSpotlight

Being a creative professional isn't a job - it's a life commitment. We think creative, work creative, dream creative and sometimes even entertain us with creative hobbies. It's like a curse, but one we're much happy to have. Yet when Designer & Art...

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Features

The 15 workplace innovations that will change your work life forever

The future of work is hybrid - if you’ve been around the Creativepool Magazine for long enough, you’ve read this many times from me now. While remote work is definitely here to stay, there is still a significant percentage of the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Life as a junior. Be prepared to work hardest of all.

Starting out in the creative industry can be hard for anyone, and you should be prepared to feel as though you are doing more work than the MD or CEO. The basics are easy, arrive first or go home last (whichever is noticed), and pretty much be...

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Features

Agency v freelance. Better pay, better work or better life?

Years back it was said that creative people that chose to go freelance were either too old to be considered for full-time employment or simply not good enough to cut it in a top agency. In those days, I’m going back to the 80’s here, the...

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Features

What we can learn from the success of the shorter work week in Iceland

We heard a great deal of talks about mental health, work-life balance and authenticity during the past year, and the push to remote work is certain to leave a long-lasting mark in the workforce - creative industry or otherwise. What was once...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Why Spotify's Work-From-Anywhere policy is the future of work

Amidst all the heavily unexpected things that happened when 2020 hit, a sudden push for smart and remote working was certainly one of the most prominent. Overnight, hordes of workers were forced to move from the office to the comfort of their own...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

5 tips on how to be happier at work

Four out of five staff admit to feeling burnt out and 73% expect their stress levels to increase in the near future, according to new research from Workfront, a cloud-based modern work management tool for businesses. With these problems having a...

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Features

It’s okay if you don’t want that six-figure freelance life

‘How I became a six-figure freelancer’. ‘The reality of being a six-figure freelancer’. And perhaps the worst of all: ‘Here’s exactly what I do every day to earn six figures as a freelancer’. You’ve...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Behind the life of a gaming concept artist | #MemberSpotlight

Miguel Nogueira loves research. He lives for research when he works on his beautiful artworks, and in another life, he would probably have been a traveller around the world - seeking knowledge and wisdom far and wide. For those who are less adept at...

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Industry

Annual 2021: who will see your work this year?

Time is ticking! With the standard submissions deadline now out of the way, we are little more than two weeks away from the Annual 2021 final submissions deadline, on Thursday 10th June. The Annual is the Most Distributed creative industry award....

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Inspiration

Briefs and balance with Creanet Design

What makes great design? To some, it's a mixture of technique, craft and talent. Others believe more in the process. According to Jose Moreno, founder and creative director of Creanet Design, the secret to great design is in building solid...

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Workshop

Craft vs Collaboration - Balancing creative life in the new normal 

You wouldn't have been too optimistic at the beginning of the pandemic, but it looks like productivity while working from home has actually increased. The workforce has found its own balance. We do know, however, that creativity often thrives in...

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Industry

Annual 2020: who will see your work this year?

We are exactly one week away from the Annual 2020 final submissions deadline. As you are starting to put the finishing touches on your entries, you might be wondering who will actually see the work you submit. Aside from being scored by our esteemed...

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Features

Why freelancing is the future of work

The crest of the Covid redundancies wave may well be a thing of the past, but there is no denying that the impact of a pandemic on such a vast scale will be felt in the job market for years to come. With furloughs and lay-offs spreading across the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Do you need a degree to work in advertising?

Freelancer or not, the dream of working in advertising is real for many creative professionals out there. It gives us a career prospect and a much concrete way to give shape to our dreams. As much as it would be lovely to live off prints and short...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Loving life with a talented illustrator | #MemberSpotlight

Few people in the industry are as positive and forthcoming as Alexander Mikhaylov, a talented illustrator currently based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Alexander lives life at face value and his unique personality spreads positivity from every word of the...

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Inspiration

The blissfully typographic work of a graphic designer - #MemberSpotlight

Coming from a background in typography, Iain Smith Dwight has an incredibly peculiar style that loves to blend type and illustrations in bold new ways. Iain graduated in Northampton with a degree in Graphic Communication and defines himself as a...

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Inspiration

Turn your work into a question mark - #MemberSpotlight

Your work has to be like a question mark. If there is one piece of insight you can gain from McCann Paris Associate Creative Director Joseph Dubruque, it is this one for sure. Joseph, who was chosen to judge the Covid-19 category for Annual 2021...

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Inspiration

Behind the life of a talented cartoonist - #MemberSpotlight

Clearly, being a cartoonist isn't for everyone. It requires mastery of a certain style, a flair and a very peculiar sense of humour. Simon Ellinas certainly has both. Born with a pen and pencil in his hands by his own admission, Simon has been...

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Inspiration

Behind the life of a video editing contractor - #MemberSpotlight

If you thought getting into the film industry was a bit challenging, wait until you hear the story of Joshua Teicher. In the mid-'90s, before the era of the Internet took place and at the dawn of the information age, Joshua fell in love with cinema...

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Inspiration

The Best Creative Work of 2020

2020 sucked in so many ways. And yet in spite of all that happened – or maybe in some ways because of all that happened – we saw some great creative work. Here’s my round up of some of the best advertising to come out of one of the most...

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Inside the life of a NBC News Producer – #MemberSpotlight

From Tokyo to London and a career in journalism, you can tell that Simeon Paterson has travelled far and wide. Perhaps that's even where his passion for journalism comes from - and we wouldn't be surprised. Journalism is an art, and it can be a...

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Industry

Behind the Idea: How the Sainsbury's 2020 Christmas Ads came to life

Six years ago, Sainsbury's made one of the most unforgettable and compelling ads in the history of advertising. 1914 is quite easily one of the best Christmas ads ever made, showing the power of stories bringing people together - even in...

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Leaders

Why your work environment matters – With Group CEO Russ Lidstone

"Life is too short to work with people you don't like or respect." Russ Lidstone grew up in a small fishing town in Devon. Not many can easily get out of that life. To an extent, your roots and background are exactly what defines you, and it's not...

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Inspiration

I can’t imagine a life without photography

We can usually trace back our own passions to a very specific moment in time. For some, it was the first time they were asked to write a story as a school assignment - leading to a career in writing. For photographer Marcus Peel, it was the moment he...

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Inspiration

Talking life and contrast with film director Brendan Beachman

Few professionals know the value of contrast like film director Brendan Beachman - and it's not just a simple word play. Brendan started as a production assistant right after graduating in film studies, then moved to be an office PA at a reality TV...

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Leaders

Life post-COVID might be worse than we expect

Well that was quick, wasn’t it? A few months stuck at home, non-stop doomscast for a couple of weeks, then at some point the industry got used to it (or got bored enough) and started to cope, one way or another. We’ve heard of both...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Abusers Always Work from Home, and Wunderman Thompson wants to stop them

We've heard it, we've seen it around - reports of domestic abuse have gone up tremendously during the UK lockdown. The victims are stuck with perpetrators with little to no chance of escaping the loop, a problem which is very much alive as we...

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Features

Member Spotlight: the delicate balance in Geoff Sence's style

There is both an art and science to freelancing, and graphic designer Geoff Sence has certainly got them right. Overflowing with dreams and aspirations, Geoff has developed a style blending vintage with modern, able to maintain that delicate balance...

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