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Tips For A Creative Interview

For creative advertising newcomers: Are you applying for an Art Director or Copywriter internship or job? Here is my perspective on how to be successful in a creative interview. Best of luck. Hope you get the gig!

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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8 Tips on how to prepare for your interview

1. First Impressions Count A good handshake + eye contact is key. You need to sell yourself and the first 30 seconds are when the interviewer subconsciously makes decisions, so make it count. Jessica O’Dell - Principle Consultant - Specialist...

Posted by: Gemini People
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Advice

How to Nail Your Next Job Interview

Job interviews can be a nerve wracking experience. Follow our tips on how to impress at a job interview and get your dream position. As we all know, competition for good jobs is tough. If you’re worked hard enough to land a job interview, you...

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Advice

How to... Create a good first impression at interview.

by Creativepool. We've all heard that first impressions count and never is it more true than for an interview. If 70% of a first impression is based on appearance and body language, then dressing appropriately for your interview is of the upmost...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Perfect your interview technique.

So, at last you've got through to the interview stage and you need some advice. Your CV has been scrutinised, your portfolio pawned over and the last thing you need is the perfect interview technique. Below are some vital tips that we have collected...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Prepare for interview questions.

by Creativepool. Getting yourself prepared for these following interview questions is a vital part of landing a great job. Most of these will come up in one shape or another during the interview - unless of course you get one of those great...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Questions to ask at your interview.

Not having the right questions to ask your Interviewer at the end of an interview can leave the employer with a bad taste in his/her mouth. Just as you don't get a second chance at the beginning of an interview to make a first impression; so it is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Q&A: General Art Director Questions

One of our interns had to interview me for school so I went ahead and recorded it. Now, the audio is awful and the video cut out half way through the interview, but hey... screw it. Hope this Q&A provides some insight into the basic job description...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Catching up with Harvey Dormer

Part of the Focal Point interview series is to shine a spotlight on the best creative work we can find – and often that comes from our very own Creativepool members. Harvey Dormer's distinctive illustrative style has caught our eye a few times in...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Behind the scenes with jelly's newest directors Mr Kaplin

We're very excited to introduce the amazingly talented Mr Kaplin to jelly's red hot directors roster. We talk inspiration, dream clients, and why animation is such a powerful storytelling tool... Mr Kaplin specialises in 3D design and animation....

Posted by: Jelly London
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Features

Introducing Mariana Rodrigues: jelly London's newest Future

Ever wondered what inspires the jelly talent? What drives them? What a typical day is like? jelly London's Head of Creative Comms Rachael Guiver went behind the scenes with jelly's newest Futures illustrator Mariana Rodrigues to ask how she starts...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Features

Step inside the Jelly Kitchen

Ever wondered what inspires the jelly talent? What drives them? What a typical day is like? jelly London's Head of Creative Comms Rachael Guiver, went behind the scenes with jelly Kitchen's A team to find out how it all started, what they love most...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Inspiration

Spotlight... Mirko Albertin, Fashion and Branding Graphic Designer

"I am an apparel and branding graphic designer with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of production methods, innovative techniques and application of graphics. I specialise in producing trend driven graphics and branding for the fashion...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves...The wonderful work of Christopher Boffoli.

by Magnus Shaw. I'm well aware of my tendency to be a grouch. Blame it on old age, blame it on a personality flaw, blame it on the boogie - whatever the reason, I absolute concede the point. When I find something unsatisfactory, foolish or flawed,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Mark Anderson - Creative Director at We Love

"We Love... A fresh new take on what a digital creative agency can be... Progressive and flexible, driven and creative, we offer an alternative way forward in terms of design, strategy, attitude and ultimately deliverables. Our strength lies in our...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Mark Gamble - Designer

The key thing is to believe in yourself and your work, and not too lose hope. Most of all, network, network, network! Describe your work in one sentence. It's usually quite clean, fun and colourful. What's the most important thing you've learnt in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Vince Fraser - Designer and Art Director

--- "Be one step of everyone else: constantly reinvent yourself." Creativepool pulls up a comfy chair with Vince Fraser, Designer and Art Director for brandcentral, to discuss excellence, identity and wall-crawling super powers. Describe your work...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Become a Freelance Designer

by Creativepool. Most design agencies at some time or another will need to hire freelancers or contract out certain pieces of work. Sometimes [fairly often in fact] agencies will hire in freelancers to free-up the in-house design team so they can...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Content for your Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV

by Creativepool. Below lists the basic outline for what you should have in place on your Creative CV for the Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV. You can follow this in the basic order that it is outlined below and this should give your CV an...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Training is an investment, not an unnecessary cost.

by Mark Young, Academy Class. In difficult economic times employers can be forgiven for looking at their expenditure and deciding that some things are easier to do without than others. While utility bills and direct employment costs are unavoidable,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Write a winning CV.

There are hundreds of techniques and ideas that people have about how to write the perfect CV. Writing a winning CV for work in the creative industries is different from most industries. If you are a creative then quite often a great portfolio will...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Improving market will improve recruitment standards

Source This month’s CP Career comes from Source - a specialist recruitment business, dedicated to the digital, integrated and traditional creative communications industry. They work to support the needs of advertising, marketing and design...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Professional development courses: a load of old tosh?

If, like me, you are registered with a number of job sites, you will probably get a weekly or even daily glut of emails telling you that you really ought to think about taking some sort of training course. Be it a course in Dreamweaver, Flash or...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Meet Rishi Dastidar

Rishi Dastidar is a copywriter for ad agency archibald ingall stretton. When he's not doing that, he pretends he's a digital native at his blog Being Beta. When hes not doing that, he pretends he's a poet. And when he's not doing that, he sits on the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

A Conversation with... OHMME’s Louis d’Origny

You’d be forgiven for thinking that yoga is an exclusively female pursuit, judging by the amount of athleisure-clad women you’ll see in most city brunch spots on any day of the week. And yet - more and more men are realising the benefits...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Careers

The Journey - Sherri Krekeler, Group Creative Director

This week, we take a drive with a true super hero who crushes it inside and outside of work. Sherri Krekeler is a Group Creative Director, an inspiring leader, and an awesome mom of two. It was a real treat to gain her perspective and knowledge on...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

The Journey - Mark Van Duinen, Director Of Studio Services

Today we take a drive with the head of the studio department at TracyLocke, Mark Van Duinen. We take on his journey and talk tech/general advice on breaking into the industry and staying there. His perspective is one that I truly admire as he has a...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Continuous Lines: The Creative Mind Behind Our Branding

At JJ Media Group our values are reflected in every aspect of our branding and culture. We are spontaneous, experimental and collaborative. Our mission is to provide our clients with an all-round, efficient, continuous service that exceeds their...

Posted by: JJ Media Group
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Careers

The Journey - Nick Kidd, Junior Art Director

This week I interviewed Associate Art Director, Nick Kidd, to see how he got into advertising. If you are an aspiring creative looking to break into the game, check it out. I hope it provides you with some perspective and value. Thanks!

Posted by: Kevin Forister

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