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Inspiration

Meet the Executive Creative Director, Wesley Hogg of Reading Room

Tell us a bit about you Wesley... I began working in the creative industry in 1998 after studying at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths. Early on I specialised in digital and was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to ride the...

Posted by: Reading Room
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Features

Making assumptions. Is the creative recruitment process broken?

A friend of mine applied for a job last month. He's a talented creative professional with many years' experience in the advertising and media industries. Currently in demand as an independent consultant, he didn't apply out of necessity or...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

10 Tips For Running A Cheaper Creative Business

As Mr. Osborne will never tire of telling us, between now and May 7th, things are looking up. The economy, which at one point was about as healthy as a pigeon in a bus lane, is really picking up. But make no mistake, this is no time to be frivolous...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

WCRS Creative Director. Get to know Billy Faithfull.

What's the story behind you joining WCRS? Ross Neil and I got our break at HHCL in the last days of a truly great and innovative agency. A collection of original people who didn't quite fit in elsewhere in the industry. We’ve always been...

Posted by: WCRS
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News

Internships. A great idea gone bad.

Had it not been for an internship, I wouldn't be a copywriter. Once I'd completed my training, my tutor arranged for a series of placements at various agencies. It was called 'work experience' then, and each placement lasted a few days. It was a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Is this how recruiters view your work?

When I first starting out as a junior copywriter I went along to the D&AD workshops that were being held in various London ad agencies. These evenings were great for anyone who wanted to start out as a copywriter or art director because you could...

Posted by: John Fountain
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News

Is creativity a dirty word to Government?

by Magnus Shaw As the coalition continues to press citizens to find jobs, while simultaneously conspiring to reduce the opportunities available, jobseekers face further indignity. In recent weeks I've heard many opinion formers and politicians...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Chris Hannah - Art Director

- View Chris's Creativepool profile ‘Network, but don't be pushy. You're more likely to find work through people you know' How long have you been a Freelancer for? Around three years. Describe your work in one sentence. Freelance Art...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

TARRA: A platform for women who create

A recent study by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture showed that only 15% of licensed architects around the world are female, despite an even split of male to female students in architecture schools. Likewise, 2011’s A List...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Benjamin Anthonisz

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/BenjaminAnthonisz Website: 76kid.com Facebook: facebook.com/76kid Twitter: @76KlD "My passion is digital design and illustration. This year I joined moonpig.com as Head of Online Design with the main objective...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... David Freer - Founding Partner at O Street

"We are a multi-disciplinary (only bit of jargon, promise!) design company with a head office in Glasgow. We pride ourselves in offering a wealth of big company experience with small company overheads. Our sleek approach also allows us to work with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Gary Carr - Front-End Web Developer

- View Gary's Creativepool profile ‘Always make a plan, starting with a pencil and paper no matter what you're working on you need a starting point' Describe your work in one sentence. A freelance front end developer with a passion for new...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Team Hitchcock

Describe your work in one sentence. Two maverick idea ninjas change the world one brief at a time. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work? That you never stop learning. Even when you're a ninja. What attracted you to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Toby Willsmer - Artist and Illustrator

"Style is everything: don't leave home without it." Creativepool grabs five minutes with Toby Willsmer, Artist and Illustrator, to talk creative control, dream projects with Marvel and finding your own style. How long have you been an Artist and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight: Ben&Brian

"We genuinely love what we do - as long as we can inject some good creative thinking, we're happy." Creativepool meets Ben Stainlay and Brian Jefferson - better known as wonderful wordsmiths Ben&Brian - to talk cross-platform creativity,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight: Craig Matchett

"Its so important to enjoy yourself and take pleasure from looking at things - view the world like a painting. Everything has a beauty." -- Craig Matchett Describe your work in one sentence. The result of a natural sensibility of shape and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

The one thing you must do right to have any chance of landing a job.

by Michael Tomes. Or the alternative heading "Read this and you might just get the job you want". It has been a while since I have written to the candidates on Creativepool other than when I produce the Hot Jobs bulletin each week, and include a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The cost of ambition in the creative industry

At a time when AdLand seems to reel constantly from the talent-poaching threat of the tech giants, one would think they would also look to big tech’s methods to reasssert themselves into the creative lead. However it seems that is just not the...

Posted by: Becky
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Economy

The creative industry responds to the effects of Brexit

“The situation can be (in broad terms) broken down as such: Bigots voting for economic isolation, and a grave instability the people who will actually live to see it (for the most part) don't want. Politics is broken. We are not governing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

The creative industry is 2% away from gender equality

Creativepool’s Annual Creative Industry Report, in partnership with creative digital recruitment specialists, IC Creative & Talentedge Creative & Media, surveyed over 2,500 industry professionals. The most suprising and encouraging finding...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

To: Creative Industry Job Seeker - Subject: Re Generic Email

Hi, Thanks for your generic email regarding work. Unfortunately there aren’t any positions available at this time. If you’re open to suggestions then please see below for a less generic reply. But if you’re not ready to hear it,...

Posted by: The Big A
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Awards

2016 Creative Industry Top 100 Influencers

Our 2016 Annual came with a new accolade: The Influencer of the Year, where Creativepool honour the individuals within the industry that have surpassed expectations and impacted the market in 2015 and beyond. They're people who don't follow the herd...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Video Games

Super Mario Maker is the game the creative industry has been waiting for

The first time I booted up Super Mario Maker last Thursday evening (yes I got it a day early because it transpires Amazon are just THAT reliable) I was immediately struck by just how intuitive it was. Whereas I had experimented with game building...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Creative industry employment dwarfing other sectors

When people ask me what I do for a living, I often simply reply; “I write.” This response is often met either by furrowed brows, genuine interest or complete surprise, as it would appear that to some people, the concept of actually making...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Creative Industry End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014

The Creativepool Team believe it’s time for the creative industry to have an End of Summer Bash: Pool Party 2014! Watch Creativepool and friends take over Shoreditch on Wednesday the 10th of September. Look out for our Ubiquitous Taxis, the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Is there a place for modern apprenticeships in the creative industry?

Ask an employer what he or she would prefer; a candidate with three years real experience, or a graduate straight out of university, and they are likely to say that they would like a degree educated candidate with three years experience. Push them a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The communications industry has a communication problem

As we build up to Connect: London 2018, a new kind of festival for the creative industry taking place next month, a selection of names appearing at the event will be speaking to Creativepool over the next few weeks. The aim is to offer insight into...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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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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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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