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The blurred legal lines between inspiration and stealing.

When does homage become theft? And when does inspiration tip into plagiarism? Can a creative endeavour ever be called completely original? These were the questions facing a U.S. court, which last week found in favour of the family of the late soul...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Inspiration - where are you?

Getting paid to be creative is for the most part, brilliant. You get to run down the deepest rabbit holes of your imagination, retrieve the most far fetched and wildest ideas and then present them to the wider world. There are other perks such as not...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Advertising & Creativity in a Time of a Crisis

Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine. All concepts which most of us could have reasonably hoped we would never experience. And yet here we are entering another week of Zoom calls, home schooling, and … is it too early to have a glass of wine...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Trends

Key themes from Circles Design Conference 2019

On 19-20 September 2019, I attended the Circles Design Conference right in my backyard of Richardson, Texas. It was a great mix of inspiration, design highlights and learnings. This video covers a general synopsis of the 12 speakers and their...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Awards

Creative Stories... from Cannes

Back for our fifth consecutive year, ‘Creative Stories... from Cannes’ (previously Mini Cannes) hits London on the 18th July. This year we are super excited to be supported by the IPA and will be bringing you an inspiring selection of...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Events

Why the advertising industry needs to be more Punk

The upcoming Production Social (30th November) is themed around Punk, Dani Michelon, Head of AMV XLAB, the innovation lab at AMVBBDO & Founder of Production Social discusses why she chose this left field theme and the need for originality, rebellion,...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Inspiration

Back To School with some of Creativepool's Top 25

The leaves are turning a rusty shade of green and there’s very definitely a chill in the air which can only mean one thing: Autumn’s here. And so, after a summer of veritable freedom, we’re all heading back to our desks, ready to knuckle down...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advice

Why Creative Talks Are So Important: Making the connection

Following on from our discussion last week on why creative talks are so important for a sense of inspiration, we’re now looking another reason we believe creative talks are vital to the creative world - networking. This article will look at how...

Posted by: Fiasco Design
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Getting text heavy with Andrei Robu

Andrei Robu is a designer and artist who focuses on experimental typography. With over 15 years of experience as a brand designer, Robu has worked with many big names including Bloomberg, Nike Jordan, Wired, ESPN, The Golden Globes and Visa. His work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trends

Ten Instagram Resolutions for 2016

It's time to flush a load of inspiration into 2016 and we're starting with Instagram. Here are the ten resolutions we think you should be following through your feeds this year. Double-tap away... 1. Relax @gdax is a Buddhist monk living in Tibet...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Focal Point: From Graffiti to Screen Printing with ZEBU

How would you sum up ZEBU? ZEBU are an art and illustration duo from Berlin. Our work is bold, reduced and humorous. How did you guys get started in the industry? We have our roots in graffiti and urban art culture. Back in the day we were a...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Focal Point: Making the world a nicer place with AHOY Studios

AHOY Studios are a design agency with a difference; dedicated to delivering culturally and socially relevant campaigns that impact the greater good of the world. We caught up with one-half of the agency’s founders, Connie Koch, to hear more about...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advice

What do you do when you're not feeling creative?

It’s been a heck of a few weeks. Actually, make that a heck of a few months. Why? Because I’ve been revamping my home and it’s taking up every waking hour of my time. It all started off more Kevin McCloud - a la Grand Designs. We...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Trends

Ant Tales

Stock Photographer Andrey Pavlov has one of the most thematically dedicated and unique Fotolia portfolios specialising in the photography of ants in fairytale like situations. Unbelievably, despite the photos looking as if they have been photoshopped...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Trends

Sports in the Future: over to you

Win fantastic prizes by challenging this month’s TEN collaborative design duo: German photographer Paul Ripke and British digital illustrator Nik Ainley.There are two aspects to the competition: one for photographers, the other for graphic...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Trends

Happiness holds the key to success

Afiat Sukmaraga's positivity; in his personality and his illustrations is infectious. Not only will his interview, as part of our 'Unstock' series, make you smile from ear to ear but so will his witty, artistic creations. We spoke to him to find out...

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Inspiration

Does London help or hinder creativity?

I am writing this blog on a train on the way back to the Big Smoke following a few days mini-break in Cornwall, Mevagissey to be exact. As usual I have found the green hues, sea air and laid-back friendly locals a tonic to my tattered nerves and eye...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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News

Show me yours. Why the new Creativepool will benefit copywriters.

By Magnus Shaw Well, I'm just having a look around. Being on the new Creativepool is rather like moving into a swanky new apartment, where all the furniture has arrived, your clothes neatly hung in the wardrobe and you've been carefully placed on...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Creative Mug

Website: www.creative-mug.com/ Twitter: @Creative_Mug Facebook: facebook.com/CreativeMug When did you start out blogging? We started CreativeMug in November 2011, after blogging on other places around the web for some years. How did you choose your...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Robin Arnold - Creative Director at Baron

"Barôn are a branding and digital agency based in Bolton. We are a small team of award winning designers and developers who strive to create contemporary, intelligent design." What do you actually do? We are a small team so a bit of everything...

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Features

Spotlight - We Three Club

- View We Three Club's Creativepool profile ‘Combining both our styles we offer a really broad range of options and concepts' How long have you been a Freelancer for? Chris and I have both been freelancing for around 6 years now. Pretty much...

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Features

5 Minutes With... Steven Walls - Creative Director at Tomorrow People

"We listen, we create, we engage, we transform, we grow." What do you actually do? I am a creative director with over 10 years' experience of running a successful, digital and marketing agency. I'm someone who thrives on the challenge of a new...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - David Chaudoir - Motion Designer

Don't know it all - ask questions. Describe your work in one sentence. Design in motion. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work? Everything is temporary, style, fashion, who's hot and who's not. Get paid for...

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Features

Spotlight - Karl Maddix - 3D Artist

Inspiration comes from everywhere, films, music. I'm a science geek too so I try to put that to some use. Describe your work in one sentence. The desire to create is too strong for me to resist and if I didn't possess the artistic skills necessary...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... James Temple - R/GA

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm the Executive Creative Director at R/GA in London. With the team, I create digital experiences. What does that involve? Leading, Learning, Understanding, Inspiring and Executing. I'm...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Help yourself. Is it ever okay to nick an idea?

by Magnus Shaw An enormous advertising company (Leo Burnett) and a small creative film company (Asylum) have had a difficult couple of weeks. It's a tangled tale but essentially Asylum produced a film for the McDonald's charitable foundation for Leo...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Opinions - The sensory overload inside American ad agencies

by John Fountain During my career I've had to come up with ideas in all sorts of shabby environments. For a year I worked out of a garage in Paddington. While in Singapore my office was on the second floor of a very dodgy shopping precinct. And...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - What if a creative doesn't feel creative?

by Ashley Morrison I've been working very hard every single day for the past couple of weeks. Till silly o'clock. Being freelance, when the work comes along, I don't really feel able to say no. After all, in the current economic climate, to trot out...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 Minutes with... Euro 2012: flags with a twist

by Ashley Morrison As Euro 2012 draws to a close, and while we lick our wounds and I am constantly reminded that being called 'Ashley' is not exactly a blessing right now, thanks to Messrs Cole and Young you may find some artistic Euro 2012-based...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Use your blog

Chris Unitt is the managing director of Meshed Media. He was editor of Created in Birmingham, winner of Best UK Blog 2008, before recently standing down and now helps artists and arts organisations to make the most of the internet. How to use your...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Jinx's Magnificent 7 Creative Tips

By Jinx Jeffery, Dynamic News Alliances 1. Keep on top of all of the latest software! As a creative this is where your ideas are realised right down to the last file in production. CS5 was out in June and still it hasn't been adopted by many studios...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Overcoming Creative Constraints

There’s not enough time. We don’t have enough budget. There’s no way I’d be able to do that. If you’re a creative person then you’ll know that limitations are everywhere. Sometimes the boundaries are illusory...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

On Circles, Blocks and the Art of the Pitch

If you’re a professional creative then you’ll know that having a great idea is, unfortunately, only part of the process. If you want to see your idea made real then you have to be able to sell it. And yet, very often, almost all of...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Features

Three tips on how to write through the crisis

In a crisis, good communication matters more than ever. From supermarkets to airlines, brands are having to find the right words to set out their position and help customers make sense of the world right now. As a copywriter, I know how quickly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Great Ideas & Where to Find Them

If those four walls are getting a little overfamiliar how about a blast of creative refreshment? Two FREE places to any creative professional who's lost their job since the lockdown began. Special discount of 25% for Creative Poolers with the code...

Posted by: Richard Holman

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