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Spotlight - Henry Stuart - Photographer

I have never received even one hour of training in photography, web design or programming and I make my living out of putting the three together. Creativepool caught up with Henry at Tower Bridge to talk about a lack of training, dodgy ankles and,...

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Workshop

How to... Keep your creative skills up to date

Written by Nathan Mayatt, Workstation - Specialist creative and digital recruiters since 1989. Keeping ahead of the game by making sure your skills are up-to-date is essential to protect yourself over the next couple of years. The market has become...

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Creative tools of the trade

Shotopop Shotopop is the pebble beach pixel playground of Casper Franken, latte guzzling, medium format film collector and Carin Standford, sun seeking seamstress and mocha manic. It is the memory of an old man and the imagination of a little girl...

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Opinions - Skip this. Why online broadcast ads are a disaster.

by Magnus Shaw Hello. And welcome to the Creativep ... LOUD MUSIC, SHOUTING, SOUND EFFECTS ... ool blog. I thought it would be useful to dis ... POP SONG, KIDS GIGGLING, CORNY JINGLE ... cuss how advertisers are handling broadcast ads on the inter...

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A retro flash mob featuring Steps brings the house down | #BehindTheIdea

Last month, O2 launched a social first campaign to promote the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 foldable phone by UK agency of record, VCCP London and Girl&Bear. The campaign saw the iconic Noughties pop band, Steps, take over the famous O2 arena with a...

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Spotlight: Adobe Edge Animate for Flash users

Adobe Edge is a suite of web development tools developed by Adobe Systems. Edge Animate has been developed as an alternative method of creating browser-delivered content. You can use Edge Animate to build interactive, responsive, animations based on...

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Inspiration

Websites - Design vs Functionality

I built my first website in December 1993. Back then, one had to create the HTML using a plain text editor, then view the page in a web browser called "Mosaic". Images were rudimentary... usually a "GIF" format, and they had to be relatively small...

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Features

News to me - What does the news really need to look like anyway?

In ‘hold the front page’ news, the pundits on BBC Radio 4 offered that the race to choose this country’s next leader might well be decided by an electorate whose primary source of news - and so opinion - is still newspapers. That...

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Industry

Shining the #MemberSpotlight on "that motion guy” George Hurrell

While he is more often than not simply referred to as "That motion guy", George Hurrell is actually a motion and animation specialist with a background in visual communication and design. With over 15 years of studio experience working...

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Inspiration

Transforming Royal Ascot into a high-stakes Netflix drama | #BehindTheIdea

Drama takes the saddle in another heart-racing campaign for Royal Ascot. The ad, created by Isobel's Tom Dyson and Lance Boreham, takes the form of a 60-second film reminiscent of a Bond-esque movie trailer or a high-stakes Netflix drama. Directed...

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Features

Stop saying TV and print are dead

For some curious reason, we humans tend to get excited with novelty pretty quickly. We struggle to see past the innovation, and the most progressive of us (a lot of creative people are, to be fair) get carried away with some doomsday comments aimed...

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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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Leaders

Design for people, not just the planet

For every person who will take durable jars to refill, there’s thousands who won’t. In the race to reach sustainability and be regarded as the greenest brand in the biz, consumers are often overlooked. This is not to mean that their...

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Job Description: Branding Designer

A branding designer shapes a brand and how it’s presented to the public. In order to breathe life into a brand and give it a tangible identity, a branding designer must express their thinking via words and imagery that cut through the noise and...

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Inspiration

Slices of Creativity - #MemberSpotlight

Whoever has been in the industry for a long time knows that there is no fixed way to perform tasks or achieve effective results. The story and creative process of Motion Graphics Designer Jonathan Chen demonstrate that quite well. No matter the kind...

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Inspiration

The long-standing passion of Peter Lourenco

Peter has been hit by COVID. He has been hit like many, being made redundant in this current climate and now forced to look for new opportunities. Luckily, his passion will never fade. Peter's love for graphic design was born when he explored the...

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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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Inspiration

The Fiery Focus of Nicola DeStefanis

Learn your craft, not the tool. This the main advice freelance 3D artist and motion designer Nicola Destefanis has for beginner artists. Our current tools are the result of years and years of evolution, but the tools will become obsolete -...

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Inspiration

Letting Our Demons Run with Leo Uehara

Sure, commercial work is great, but have you tried unplugging with some personal projects? It's too easy to get caught up in your daily life and in a loop of constant work for others, but freelance motion designer Leo Uehara believes it is important...

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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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Inspiration

Learning to take constructive feedback with Sinelab

Every work of art is like a child to its author. If you're creating a game, writing a book or spending time on an illustration, it is natural to feel attached to it. But how are you going to learn if you don't stay detached from your works? Digital...

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Inspiration

Learning the Unexpected with Philip Giancola

You never know when the muse of creativity is going to engulf you in one of its legendary and life-changing moments of epiphany. Filmmaker Philip Giancola has dropped out of high school in his teenage years, only to then fall in love with movies...

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Getting to Know... Sam Hawkey, Saatchi & Saatchi London's CEO

It is always inspirational to talk to someone who 'made it'. Saatchi & Saatchi London chief executive officer Sam Hawkey may not want to admit that he belongs to that category, but you can tell from his words that he genuinely loves what he's been...

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Leaders

Commodore C64 set for Christmas comeback

Retro Games has finally released details of its long-awaited reimagining of the best-selling home computer of all time, the Commodore C64, with a December release date slated. The full-sized version of the 80s classic will launch in time for...

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Inspiration

Shutterstock Presents: 3 contributors you should know

A new online video series from Shutterstock offers a behind-the-scenes look into the stories of photographers, illustrators, videographers and composers who contribute. Shutterstock Presents showcases how the platform fits into the artists' lives...

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Leaders

Top Hires of the Week

Somesuch Alex Lill joins the Somesuch roster worldwide for music-video and commercial representation. Alex Lill, known for his genre-defining music videos for artists such as Sampha, Joey Bada$$, Lil Yachty and Melody's Echo Chamber. His...

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