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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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Leaders

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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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: Engine
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Leaders

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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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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Leaders

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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What streams are made of...

I was just explaining to my 10 year old son about how, when I was his age, if you missed an episode of Doctor Who, you missed it. I mean, it was gone, you’d literally missed it. You couldn’t catch up, you couldn’t buy the DVD, you...

Posted by: Tony Pipes
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Design to transform lives

Every good creative project and innovation has at its core the need to solve an existing problem, and the passion to do so will usually bring you as far as you need to succeed. Design can change lives. And this was what started it all for creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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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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Stealing The Mona Lisa

Every year the Mona Lisa is visited by around 10 million people. All clambering to get a look at that famous smile, walking past other great works of art that adorn the walls like they are strangers in the street. It's La Gioconda they want to see....

Posted by: Tony Pipes
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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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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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Here's to you, women in the COVID-hit creative industry

“Thud is the dry blow, from my temples to my toes. The air escaped my lungs and I am overcome by a deafening silence. It is over. Finally.” What is behind a layoff? This pandemic, among other issues, has demonstrated our unpreparedness....

Posted by: Paola Figueroa
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Leaders

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

90% of the creative industry is working from home

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Report – How is the creative industry coping with Coronavirus?

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

What the creative industry can learn from Chernobyl

- Spoiler Alert - The final episode of HBO’s TV series Chernobyl aired last night. It’s being met with wild applause across the globe and is officially the highest-rated show in HBO history. Chernobyl is a miniseries that documents the...

Posted by: Maksimilian Kallhed
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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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Leaders

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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