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Careers

How to achieve the perfect portfolio: Part 1

For most of us the days of creating our own portfolios from scratch are way behind us now (except if you're a developer), so make life as easy as possible for yourself by using portfolio builders, creative services and platforms that are designed for...

Posted by: Fabrik
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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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Advice

Opinions - Sign here. Introducing the new freelance/client contract.

by Magnus Shaw Freelancing - it's a tough old game, eh? You don't know if you're coming or going half the time. Working in your jim-jams one day, sipping a latte in a la-di-da marketing agency the next. Occasionally you even miss "Cash In The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

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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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Careers

Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Features

A disloyal customer, a chatbot, and a really bad movie.

AI and Customer Retention Practices. A semi-fictional case study. It’s a dark and stormy night. About 10 pm. Maria walks into a store. She goes straight to the pharmacy aisle. She is looking for Melatonin, a popular herbal supplement to aid...

Posted by: Andrea Flamini
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Careers

Portfolios: The Basics.

So you’ve got your kick-ass CV in front of someone, they love it, now what? In our industry, it’s work samples. Ultimately these are what’ll get you sat in front of someone for an interview. Lots of designers have their own websites, that’s...

Posted by: Character Creative
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News

Get Your Hands On It: Annual 2017 Limited Edition Copies & Download

The Annual 2017 is a comprehensive collection of creative excellence across 33 diverse categories from 3D, Advertising, Interior, Out of Home to Typography and Web. The Annual saw entries and winners from across the globe with creatives from 17...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Free The Bid aims to break gender bias in advertising once and for all

Gender bias has, until now, been one of those issues a lot of us like to sweep under the rug, even though we all understand it's a major problem. For many, it's a lingering reminder of a bygone age of rampant misogyny and prejudice that we'd rather...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: Lions Health Weekend Roundup

The 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity officially threw open the doors of the Palais des Festivals on Saturday (June 18), delivering its largest ever content programme, alongside some exciting new initiatives for attendees. Lions...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Brand Case Studies: Smart writing with Moleskine

Moving with analogue into the digital age is a problem facing many brands who work within a well established craft. As productivity takes precedence over the traditional, many find themselves outwitted and outdated by technology that offers quick,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: DDB Worldwide

DDB Stockholm turn McDonald's Happy Meals in VR experiences! Happy Goggles To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Happy Meal in Sweden, McDonald's has developed the Happy Goggles, an idea developed in collaboration with DDB Stockholm. By...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Take My Advice: Don’t give unwanted advice

My topic this week was going to be “how to write an ebook”, for no other good reason than I’ve been asked to write two in the space of a few weeks. Although I know what I’m doing, I thought it might be interesting to pop onto...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

Designs unveiled for Bath Quays Bridge competition

Six designs from six different teams were revealed this week for a new bridge over the River Avon in Bath. The Bath Quays Bridge will link a new development on the bank of the River Avon with Bath's UNESCO-protected city centre, which is renowned for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

One Show Award Winners Announced

Last Friday (May 8) The One Club announced the winners for the 42nd Annual One Show Awards, one of the most prestigious advertising, design and marketing communications competitions in the world. Gold Pencils, Best of Discipline, Best of Show and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The first screenshots of the new Microsoft Browser

Very few of us will mourn the death of Internet Explorer, Microsoft's default internet browser for their Windows operating system since (seemingly) the dawn of time. Edge, however, the browser set to usurp the ancient browser when Windows 10 ships...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

DDB reach out to parents to prevent child drug abuse

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (PDFK) is a national nonprofit organisation in the US that works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and reaching out to at-risk teenagers. DDB California is collaborating with them on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Blog

Five. That’s a nice number. In fact, it’s the number of the week; and not just because I can’t think of ten reasons why you should write a blog (or even six reasons). Admittedly, it’s often said that people think in threes (so...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

HS2 shoots ahead with Design Visions

Former Design Council chief executive David Kester has been working with top designers such as Thomas Heatherwick, Paul Priestman, Simon Sankarayya and Sophie Thomas to create a complete “Design Vision” for the planned £42.6 billion...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

AWARD Awards present record numbers

A record number of 32 golden pencils were handed out at last week’s 36th annual AWARD Awards ceremony at Sydney's Town Hall, celebrating the most outstanding creative communications work in the Asia Pacific region. 96 silver and 127 bronze...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Adobe Illustrator Freebie - Vector Cupcakes

Every month Layerform.com tries its best to give back to the design community, whether that be through a .PSD, .PDF Tutorial or in this case, a set of FREE Vector Cupcakes made in Adobe Illustrator. With plenty of detail these illustrations would...

Posted by: Layerform Design Magazine
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Advice

Job Description: Proofreader.

A proofreader performs a 'quality check' on publications, usually just before they are due to go to print. Proofreaders get involved after others, such as the author, editor and typesetter, have done their jobs. It is the proofreader's role to act...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Talk yourself up, if you dare

by Ashley Morrison I'm very happy to take advice from people. The main caveat is that it has to be from someone who knows what they're talking about. The second caveat is that they have to practise what they preach. Below is a genuine profile from...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Portfolio Tips

What happens when you do get an interview? How will you ensure your portfolio impresses your interviewer or client? Here are some tips that are essential in creating a great portfolio: 1. Keep it to an A3 size minimum Contrary to what your tutors...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Jinx's Magnificent 7 Creative Tips

By Jinx Jeffery, Dynamic News Alliances 1. Keep on top of all of the latest software! As a creative this is where your ideas are realised right down to the last file in production. CS5 was out in June and still it hasn't been adopted by many studios...

Posted by: Creativepool

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