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Careers

Portfolios: The Basics.

So you’ve got your kick-ass CV in front of someone, they love it, now what? In our industry, it’s work samples. Ultimately these are what’ll get you sat in front of someone for an interview. Lots of designers have their own websites, that’s...

Posted by: Character Creative
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Features

The good book. The problem with a copywriter's portfolio.

by Magnus Shaw. Here's a problem which only came to my attention this week. Actually I think it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple of decades, but it only came into focus a couple of days ago. Because I write columns here and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - The specialist versus the generalist

by John Fountain Not so long ago creative folk were employed to work across all areas of business communications. It was said that if you were any good you'd be able to turn your hand to almost anything. And if you had any weak spots or showed any...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Who wants to be in Creative Review?

We all do. Let's face it, that's the honest answer. We're all creatives, therefore we're all big, blinking show-offs, therefore we want our work splashed across a ruddy great DPS in the next available issue of CR. And don't say you don't, because you...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Illustration and Digital Illustration

From our 25th October Newsletter comes a grest selection of Creativepool freelancers. Krishna Malla Illustrator, Animation Artist, Creative Artworker "I am a strong, motivated, creative director and illustrator who currently lives in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Freelance

The Freelancer Grind: Creating an eye-catching portfolio

You need a strong online portfolio to be able to make a good impression on prospective clients. Many designers I meet have weak portfolios and wonder why they don’t find work. Your portfolio showcases you as a designer, your skills and...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Advice

Find a partner to make ads with

Make Ads With Me is an amazing resource for those creatives who are looking for partners to create spec work with for their portfolios. So whether you're an Art Director who needs some killer copy or a Copywriter who needs someone to help their...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Industry Influencers: Ete Davies

London-based independent agency AnalogFolk's former head of delivery Ete Davies was promoted to MD of the company in 2016. Having spent time at other digital outfits such as AKQA, Tribal DDB, Modern Media (Digitas) and SixandCo, he has overseen...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to get hired as a creative

At the University of Texas' Portfolio Critique, I sat down with creative director turned creative recruiter, Frank Oggeri, to find out what he looks for in candidates and their portfolios. Here, I pick his brain to get the recruitment perspective on...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Y&R London Y&R London has appointed Katie Lee, currently MD at Sunshine, as its new Managing Director to bring further experience and dynamism to the business. The appointment is the first major management hiring by Paul Lawson since he joined as...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Genius Gluten Free TMW Unlimited has been appointed by Genius Gluten Free, the UK’s market-leading gluten-free lifestyle brand, to handle its digital and social account following a competitive pitch. TMW Unlimited will work...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Economy

Chervelle Fryer tackles ocean waste with the 'Ocean Plastic Book.'

Chervelle Fryer has illustrated the world's first children's book produced completely from recycled ocean plastic. A kid's book against ocean waste, made from ocean waste. More than 8 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year. By 2050...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Leagas Delany - The Royal British Legion The Royal British Legion, the organisation providing lifelong support for the armed forces and their families, has today named independent global creative communications agency Leagas Delaney as its new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Initiative - Lego Lego has appointed Initiative as its global media agency after a worldwide review of its planning and buying business. The IPG Mediabrands agency won the account after a competitive pitch and takes over from Dentsu Aegis...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

New Talent Alert: Nice Shit and Everyone's favourite

Things have been busy over in Jelly London HQ! We have signed not one but TWO new directors onto our animation roster. Nice Shit - our fresh animation collective from Argentina and Italy. Self-confessed storytellers, character lovers and detail...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners CEO Sarah Golding has appointed two new Joint Managing Directors to support her in the day-to-day running of the agency, promoting former Head of Account Management Gary Simmons (right) and Joint Head of Planning Sarah...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - eBay eBay has picked VCCP as its lead creative agency in Europe as it embarks on the next stage of its “brand evolution.” The announcement follows a competitive pitch during which the online marketplace sought out one agency to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

D&AD New Blood Shift offers alternative route into a Career in Design

When D&AD announced its New Blood Shift programme back in April this year, they did so with one priority. In their own words, they wished “To test a belief that success shouldn’t be about who you are, where you’re from, or who you...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Cheil London Cheil has appointed Peter Zillig, a former Chief Executive of Havas Worldwide New York, as CEO of its London office. His appointment follows the resignation of Paul Hammersley, the chief executive of Cheil UK, in October 2016. Zillig,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Southpaw Following a successful run of pitch wins, Southpaw has made a trio of new senior appointments in the past month, to help drive the next phase of their business strategy and growth plans. Joining the agency as a Senior Creative, Barney...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Karmarama Karmarama is further bolstering its creative department with the appointment of six new creatives and the promotion of Creative Director Dickie Connell to the new role of Deputy Executive Creative Director. Connell joined the agency five...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Web Design Predictions and Challenges for 2016

2016 is here. All the web designers and developers are already gearing up to test and embrace fresh ideas and innovations that the year will bring forth. In the past year, one can take a look at our dynamic industry and pick the trends that were...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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When girls create culture, they change culture

Idris Elba is a pretty cool guy. So I’m going to kick off with a quote from the man himself, before telling you why I’m so excited about Monday 11th April. “The Britain I come from is the most successful, diverse, multicultural...

Posted by: FCB Inferno
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Advertising

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 London - Impulse Following a competitive pitch, Droga5 London has added the global business for fragrance brand, Impulse, to its roster. Effective immediately, Droga5 will work closely with Impulse’s in-house creative team to develop an...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Advice from Tim Jarvis on how to get your work noticed

As one of the driving forces behind the design-led portfolio website Fabrik, Tim Jarvis is no stranger to presenting his work in a beautiful way. He's created brand identities for the likes of The Pressery, London's first almond milk producer, as...

Posted by: Jade French
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Careers

How to achieve the perfect portfolio - Part 2

So, carrying on from Part 1; you’re working and you’re producing great creative work. It’s time to tell the story of your illustrious career, but more importantly, it’s about keeping the new chapters coming. Remember to check...

Posted by: Fabrik
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Saatchi & Saatchi

The return of Winston Wolf This week, Direct Line launched the next stage in its popular campaign featuring Harvey Keitel as Winston Wolf from the cult classic Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. This time, the spot focuses on the insurance company's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to achieve the perfect portfolio: Part 1

For most of us the days of creating our own portfolios from scratch are way behind us now (except if you're a developer), so make life as easy as possible for yourself by using portfolio builders, creative services and platforms that are designed for...

Posted by: Fabrik
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Job Description: Illustrator

Illustrators combine art, design and creative skills to develop ideas and produce original visual images for a wide range of products. Image: Jean Jullien: Billboard for London Graphic Centre for It’s Nice That View People View Companies View...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Job Description: Games Designer

Computer games designers devise new computer games and define the way the game is played and the 'game experience'. Computer games are a major part of the UK's media industry. People spend more money on buying games than they do on going to the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific Andy Annett has been appointed as managing director of TODAY Ogilvy & Mather Myanmar. 

Based in Yangon, Annett will lead efforts to develop the agency’s social and digital offering, expand its creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

13 is a lucky number for Ogilvy and Bates

What is Portfolio Night? Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific have been announced as proud hosts of the 13th ADC Portfolio Night 13 in Greater China, with Bates CHI&Partners staging the event in Singapore on Wednesday 20 May. (This will be the sixth time in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Nintendo Whilst last week saw the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS in Europe, many North Americans have been complaining that the device has yet to be released across the pond, with only the New 3DS XL hitting western Atlantic shores. Nintendo's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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