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Inspiration

The heroes of a Production Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Ever wondered who makes all those beautiful buildings and sets you see in films, TV shows and on stage? That would be the careful, precise and beautifully creative job of a Production Designer. Hakan Yoruk has been designing sets for six years, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Good design is nothing without research - #CompanySpotlight

No matter the kind of creative project that stands before them, Toshiyuki Hashimoto and his team at aircord will always go through an extensive prototyping and research phase to make sure things are just right. It is an excellent approach to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Threefold Films' holistic view of production - #CompanySpotlight

When Covid-19 hit, production (even more than most) was brought down to its knees and forced to adapt or die. Be it with a pivot to remote filming or animation, there was a strong push towards new and fresh ways to do production - and companies such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Solving problems with creativity at Mako Design + Invent

What to do when no-one seems to be interested in risking with a startup to finance their product ideas? You make it happen yourself. When Mako Design + Invent CEO and founder Kevin Mako wanted to turn his journal of invention ideas into real-life...

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Features

What 'copy, then design' gets wrong

Most everyone has heard of Simon & Garfunkel, Penn & Teller and Dolce & Gabbana, even though they are in such different industries. At the heart of what brought these distinctively different duos such fame is how well they play to each other’s...

Posted by: OpenText Hightail
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Inspiration

Design saved my life. Again.

On April 12th, I was one of those unlucky souls. I woke up feeling pretty rough, and initially put what came next during those 24 hours as being due to sun stroke (despite it being 19 degrees that day in London) - I was boiling hot, had a pounding...

Posted by: Robbie Patterson
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Inspiration

Adapt or die: 5 design principles for today's luxury brands

The world is changing fast, and luxury consumers are changing with it. So, what should luxury brands do to adapt, and how can design help? As a generation, we’re far better off than our parents. Millions can now afford things that were once...

Posted by: Lewis Moberly
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Leaders

Top 10 innovations from Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week is renowned for future thinking and concept-driven projects, making it one of the top design events of the year. This year’s exhibit revolved around something that’s top of the agenda for everyone from governments to...

Posted by: Pearlfisher
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Leaders

Engagement Insights®: Neuroscience Emerges in Creative Design

In the modern world, we’re bombarded by images: the average person is exposed to as many as 5,000 adverts every day. That’s one advert every 11.52 seconds. How do you make imagery stand out from an endless flood of data? This is the...

Posted by: Saddington Baynes
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Leaders

Loco marks it's 9th year as Post Production Partner of the UKMVAs

The UK Music Video Awards 2016 is gearing up for a star-studded ceremony on Thursday, October 20 at the legendary Roundhouse venue in London. This year sees banner names such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Beyoncé and the late, great David Bowie nominated...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

We Believers design edible beer packaging to save marine life

I love beer. I love almost everything about it. I love it's eclectic nature, the community behind it, the fact you can have more than a few without dissolving into a raving loon, and the hoppy, bitter taste that lingers in your mouth just long enough...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

PearsonLloyd design smart bins for Joseph Joseph

We've already had smart fridges, smart toasters and entire smart kitchens, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to create a smart bin. Enter the London-based design studio PearsonLloyd, who are no strangers to intelligent waste,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Alex McDowell applies Hollywood filming technique to refugee camp design

A design technique used on blockbuster films like Minority Report, The Terminal and Man of Steel is being applied to the development of future cities in the face of huge refugee migrations. Production designer Alex McDowell, who heads up 5D Global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Tokyo Students design an architectural 3D Printing Pen

As someone who actually owns a 3D printing pen, but struggled to even create a decent stick figure after hours of turmoil, this recent development certainly impressed me, but also left me feeling more than a little bit lacklustre. A group of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Barber & Osgerby take 2015 London Design Medal

Every year, the London Design Festival descends upon the capital and brings the design community to life. For the last 9 years, the festival has also brought with it the London Design Medal, an accolade that has become remarkably important when...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Design Icons: The Coca-Cola Bottle

In 1915, an American lawyer Harold Hirsch organised a design competition. Eight packaging companies were invited to build “a bottle which a person could recognise even if they felt it in the dark, and so shaped that, even if broken, a person...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

New design conference set to change perspectives on visual design

Award-winning design consultant Emma Sexton hosts the first ever UK design event for non-designers at Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf on 22nd September 2015. Unleash The Power is the first design event of it’s kind, on a mission to challenge...

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Leaders

The Art of the Production Line at the Barbican

Travel has become a favourite theme of galleries recently. First we saw KK Outlet get cheeky with their Commute Nice, London show, and now the Barbican are mid-way through their show Station To Station: A 30 Day Happening. Having travelled through...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Are we selling the benefits of graphic design hard enough?

by John Fountain. Here's something that I read this during the week and it impressed me so much that I thought I'd share it with you. Lord Smith, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pointed out that - with 1% of the world's...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

How to... write a design brief & get the design you want

How do you get the design you want? The perfect design you envision in your head?... The design brief is the answer. Whether you are a designer or a client, an effective design brief is the single most critical factor in ensuring that a project is...

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Inspiration

Between typography, graphic design and perseverance - #MemberSpotlight

Iain Smith Dwight has a mind buzzing with energy and a creative spirit that never rests. From music to fashion, film and even more, Iain can easily find inspiration in any kind of creative industry that interests him, never afraid to take an extra...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

How to choose a design agency

Design is a fundamental pillar of the creative journey. Whether you’re a retail brand looking to stand out from the herd, a startup trying to cultivate some kind of identity or an agency looking for something special to pull your latest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Blending photography and graphic design - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance photographer Dean Dorat has a particularly distinctive style. As a creative who was used to playing around with all sorts of portraits, words, signs, shots from the street and other types of creations, her work has always been incredibly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How his love for editorial design saved an art director - #MemberSpotlight

When the pandemic hit, Steve Thone was one of the many creative professionals who were forced to move to a freelance life for a living. His resilience serves as a testimony to the strength of the overall industry - as well as a reminder of his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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