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Top Hires of the Week

Quiet Storm Quiet Storm is bolstering its creative department, digital offering, and client servicing with three senior new appointments. Award-winning creative Laurence Quinn joins the independent agency as Creative Director, Scott Powney as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Behind the Idea: Keeping calm with MoneySuperMarket

Earlier this year, creative agency Engine launched a new campaign for MoneySuperMarket signalling a fresh direction for the brand. The work was unveiled alongside a new logo and visual identity and encouraged consumers to ‘get money...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to live with a designer without killing them

Does noticing uneven kerning in signage typeface, or a rogue apostrophe, make you do a little sick? When you see a wonky picture on someone’s wall, is the desire to straighten it so strong you stop listening to what they are saying entirely and...

Posted by: Sane & Able
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Rebrand Roundup: Quorn, Hellmann's, and Vocation Brewery

WPA Pinfold - Harvey's Brewery WPA Pinfold has designed the packaging and branding for Harvey’s Brewery’s new craft beer range, which looks to target a younger audience with a painterly style. The consultancy worked with a local artist...

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Rebrand Roundup: Carling, Maplin, Wales and other stories

BrandOpus - Carling Carling has unveiled a brand refresh from global brand design agency BrandOpus, which will be introduced across its full range. The modern, striking design introduces a bold, single minded consistency across the entire Carling...

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Leaders

#TechTuesday: TV remotes for dogs to printing chocolate with XOCO

Facebook brings wireless internet to the developing world Hoping to establish itself as the social media network that cares, Facebook this week announced it is developing wireless internet access hardware and software that can be used in areas where...

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#TechTuesday: From subtle sex toys to philosophical search engines

Wisp is the wearable sex toy alternative Wan Tseng, a graduate of the Royal College of Art graduate, has designed a series of erotic devices that provide a subtle, sensation-focused alternative to traditional, more 'full-on' sex toys. The Wisp...

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Inspiration

Monotype designs bespoke handwriting typeface for Sir Quentin Blake

If there’s one word that comes to mind when thinking of Sir Quentin Blake’s work, it’s joy. As one of the world’s most eminent and well-loved illustrators, his art - whether found in his famous collaborations with Roald Dahl,...

Posted by: Monotype
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Workshop

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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Inspiration

Przemek Pyszczek: The Plattenbau is cool again

The Plattenbau has become cool again. These constructions of Soviet-era Communism, where colossal concrete slabs were assembled into a home are the ultimate chic addition to the lives of the young and upwardly-mobile of Berlin. These Plattenbauen...

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Workshop

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...

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Leaders

Nick Lawton on running a family business

Low-skill roles can teach you a lot and leave you with tons of insights. One key takeout is definitely how to hate low-skill roles with a passion. Nick Lawton was lucky enough to do some cold-calling in London some time after uni, and that made him...

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Inspiration

Motivation and challenges with Ruslan Zhukovskyi

One day, Ruslan Zhukovskyi's father made the mistake to tell him that Blender 3D would be too difficult for him. Now Ruslan is a successful 3D designer and visualiser, working freelance with clients from around the globe. Ruslan's response to his...

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Inspiration

The pastel discipline of Maureen Fletcher

Maureen Fletcher is the kind of artist who would close an interview with a quote by Paulo Coelho. And that alone should capture the beauty and delicacy of her essence. An introvert by nature, with an HSP trait too, Maureen has spent almost two...

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Patola Figueroa on being a woman in the creative industry

There are plenty of words we could write about Isobar Mexico VP, Patola Figueroa. There is plenty of time we could spend trying to capture her essence, her strength, her attitude to leadership and all of her personal backstory. But in truth, there...

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Workshop

How to job hunt during the pandemic

It's no secret that the industry has seen several mass redundancies being made in the past six months. Add that to a delicate balance made of fresh graduates looking for a job, which reach the order of tens of thousands every year, and you have the...

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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...

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Billy Faithfull on why COVID-19 has actually brought us together

We are physically distant, but emotionally closer. It's no secret that the lockdown and the COVID crisis have had a huge impact on agency work. Some agencies have struggled more than others, but we know that the lockdown was quite a heavy and...

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Gayle Carpenter on collaboration and diversity

Starting your own business can feel like quite a big and daunting task. How do you abandon the relative security of a paid job to tackle such a huge challenge? Founder of Sparkloop Gayle Carpenter made that choice a long time ago, and hasn't looked...

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Industry

UK Inside Out Awards 2020 – Shortlist Announced

The Inside Out Awards™ recognise and honour the very best in-house creative talent from across the UK. Highly regarded within the creative industry, the Awards identify and acknowledge stand out work, in-house talent and rising stars within a...

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Inspiration

Adrian Penu's quest for purpose

Inevitably, you have to try your hand at different things before you find your true vocation. It was the case of artist Adrian Penu, who spent some time with photography, film and various crafts before landing in fine art and painting. Since then,...

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Inspiration

Matt Newman's flair for flicks

Friends, huh? Sometimes they're all you need to get to the right place. The right push in the right direction, and off we go - sometimes on what can be a life-changing experience. It was the case of film editor Matt Newman, who was asked by someone...

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Emma Sexton on running your business in COVID times

Who would have thought, one year ago, that success in 2020 would be measured by the capacity to survive a pandemic? We know Emma Sexton as the CEO and founder of creative agency MYWW, founder of the Inside Out Awards, creative expert in residence at...

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Leaders

It's pandemic day today. How are you?

How are you? A question rarely asked for fear of the answer. It is August 2020 in Mexico City. My spouse and I recently bought our first home and it is in a woody area. Its name translates into the Desert of the Lions, a name befitting my family; my...

Posted by: Paola Figueroa
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Leaders

Katie Lee on leading from the centre of a circle

What makes a great leader? Some believe leadership is about having the best ideas, but we've already busted that myth. CEO of Lucky Generals Katie Lee believes the best leaders guide a team from the centre of a circle, learning just as much from...

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Workshop

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

The future of customer interaction is with progressive web apps

You may have never heard of Progressive Web Apps before, but we're one-hundred-percent sure you've used one without even noticing. Adopted around the Internet by websites such as AliExpress, Forbes, Amazon, Debenhams and retailer George, progressive...

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Features

Everywhere, nowhere: the future of the workplace

With the UK about to ban social gatherings again on Monday, the rest of the world is increasingly aware that tight lockdown measures will have to come back into effect soon. Work from home is here to stay, and this will shape the future of the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The warmth and inclusivity of Being Agency

If the founder of Being Agency could change one thing about the industry, it would be the perception that you need to go big or go home. Looking at the pictures of the team below, and reading words by the founder himself, Being Agency sounds like an...

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Inspiration

Firing up the creative brains with Božo Kaurić

We'd pay our own weight in gold coins to have Božo Kaurić's brains. Working daily to juggle his busy life with a little baby and an endless love for design, this talented 3D artist and visualiser has little time to waste in the concept phase, and...

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Inspiration

The evocative photography of Theofilos Koutroumanis

Photographer Theofilos Koutroumanis has done a lot in his life, from owning a bar to working in advertising and publishing. But when someone asked him to take pictures during a party night in his own bar, that was enough of a wake-up call for...

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