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jelly London launch award-winning director Effie Pappa

This week, jelly London welcome award-winning animator, Effie Pappa, to their exclusive team of directors. Effie specialises in all ranges of Stop Motion as well as 2D animation. She is best known for her short film “My Stuffed Granny”,...

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5 minutes with... Mark Ferguson -Director at Very Own Studio

"Very Own Studio is a small independent practice specialising in identity and graphic design for print and screen. It was formed by Mark Ferguson in 2009 in Manchester but is currently based in sunny Brighton." What do you actually do? I'm a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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...

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5 minutes with... Scott Bedford - Creative Director at Jigsaw

What do you actually do? My main focus at the moment is driving innovation and creativity within the business - so a lot of creative and strategic thinking, and an awful lot of pitches, especially for the North American market. Jigsaw is a very...

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Crayon Creatures. Realise your children's wildest imaginings in 3D

by Jessica Hazel. Every proud parent's fridge is covered in as many sugar-paper masterpieces as can possibly be blue-tacked onto it. The only problem with this is that they get increasingly dog-eared with each slam of the kitchen door and eventually...

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Toy Story remade

by Jessica Hazel. A long long time ago, when I was about 12 years old, I decided to copy out my favourite book on my typewriter, trace all the illustrations and put it back together in a lever arch file. The book was 'A Teenage Worriers Guide To...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Are creative people undervalued?

by John Fountain. Welcome to 2013 and to the same old furies. Have you seen the survey on industry salaries published last week in Creative Review? What gets my goat is the findings. Particularly with the question "Are you earning the right...

Posted by: Creativepool
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5 minutes with... Dave Dye - DHM

Dave Dye is the Commissioning Editor for DHM, a new fangled multi-disciplinary-designy-advertisingy-digitaly-stunty-strategicy-communications shop, hence the pretentious title. They've produced tv ads, t-shirts, social networking solutions, logos,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Spotlight - Mike Watkins - Freelance Graphic Designer

- View Mike's Creativepool profile ‘Don't just hold out for the cool ad or design agencies - there are thousands of other companies out there that have marketing/design departments' Describe your work in one sentence. Creative pixel...

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Advice

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment Toby Thwaites and Paul Wood founded Purple in June 2000. Purple provides recruitment consultancy to advertising, design, integrated marketing, publishing,...

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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...

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Advice

Skill shortages in the creative and digital markets

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment As recruiters for the creative industries, including the digital industry, we are naturally very aware of the constant need for the sourcing of fresh talent...

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...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... "Scrapheap Symphony" by Chris Cairns

by Jessica Hazel. You might think that glitchy dial-up modems and clunky printers are a thing of the past and that their rightful place is rotting away in a landfill somewhere. However the thing is that modern, quieter technology just doesn't cut...

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Spotlight: Alex Donne-Johnson

Alex Donne-Johnson is a multidisciplinary creative living and working in London. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and books. Computer Arts magazine named him a 'Leading creative' and he's been hired directly by clients such as adidas,...

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Advice

Opinions - Who cares what you think, Mr. Freelancer?

by Ashley Morrison There are a great many perks to being a freelancer (if you’re regularly employed, obviously). A lot of variety, regular change of scene if you work on site for multiple clients, working days to suit your personal schedule,...

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CP Loves... Genius of the mainstream. Tony Scott remembered.

by Magnus Shaw A little over a day ago, Tony Scott - the renowned film and advertisement director - jumped to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles. The details remain unclear but he may have been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Scott...

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5 minutes with... Graham Pugh - Teamspirit

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm Executive Creative Director of Teamspirit. What does that involve? Managing a department of creative teams, designers, artworkers and digital people, writing ads and mailshots and online...

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Meet Theo Delaney

Theo Delaney is a multi award-winning director of advertising commercials. His work is predominantly comedy based and his love of football is a major influence on his work. He is a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and regularly appears on The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

How to become an art director in a year

If you're starting from scratch with high hopes of becoming an art director in the ad industry and are willing to bust your ass for the next year to make it happen, this video is for you. I go month by month, curriculum style, in hope of providing a...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Reel talk with director Noemi Hatala

Self-shooting director Noemi Hatala’s film, Where the Women Run the Nightlife, introduces the female club owners who manage four of the five major venues in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It shows how they are encouraging self-expression and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Creative director Jodine Bell on Principals and design

Jodine Bell is creative director at Australia- and New Zealand-based strategic/creative agency Principals. Her career has gone from strength to strength since her early days at design studio Switch as she develops a team and culture at in the...

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Careers

Portfolio critique: The farmer art director

Shane Matula reached out to me and asked how he can differentiate himself within his portfolio to stand out and get a job. Our goal? To critique his book and do just that. Let's roll up our sleeves, plant some seeds and try to help this farming...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

The art director toolbox

A guy named Jason Murray reached out with a collection of tools that I think would really help everyone out on this channel whether you are new to advertising or a seasoned pro. From inspiration to education and everything in between, this one...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Moving and shaking with art director David Simoes

Things move fast in advertising. After writing a series of short stories to a creative director working on Unilever back in his hometown of Lisbon years ago, David Simoes managed to bag a meeting at the agency while looking for his first job. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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What do you do as an art director?

What do you do as an art director? It's a tricky question because each day is so different from the one before. So, without showing agency work and having to be extremely general, I sat down every day after work and answered the question: "What did...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Take a drive with a creative director

This week, we take a drive with creative director, Mack McCullough, as he dishes out advice and insight on how to get into the advertising industry. He also ventures through his journey from law student to copy crafter so... yeah... feel free to...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Spotlight: Art director Stephen ONeill gets high on type

According to Scotland-born and London-raised art director Stephen ONeill aka Type Chap, the two tips he’d give young creatives is to be witty and irreverent with their work. “Always have something in your portfolio that’s got a bit...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Top 5 copywriting tips from creative director Max Vinall

As a writer with nearly 30 years’ experience (currently creative director at Jellyfish, and Copywriting, Branding and Tone of Voice trainer), let me tell you one thing: The words matter. Whether you write for the web, social, TV, film, the...

Posted by: Max
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Advice

The Art Director Job Description

Do you have what it takes to be an Art Director? In this video we talk about the qualities you should probably have to enter a career in Art Direction. Get your checklist ready.

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Who do you work with as an art director?

Art directors in the ad industry (especially at your larger shops), communicate with a lot of people to get the job done. Let's go through the list of who they might interact with on a daily basis once they're out from behind the computer. This...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

Q&A: Questions For An Art Director

It's time for my second Q&A over some questions around becoming and working as an Art Director. If you have a question you would like answered on an upcoming video, comment on the video! Thanks

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

The Journey - Sherri Krekeler, Group Creative Director

This week, we take a drive with a true super hero who crushes it inside and outside of work. Sherri Krekeler is a Group Creative Director, an inspiring leader, and an awesome mom of two. It was a real treat to gain her perspective and knowledge on...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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The Journey - Mark Van Duinen, Director Of Studio Services

Today we take a drive with the head of the studio department at TracyLocke, Mark Van Duinen. We take on his journey and talk tech/general advice on breaking into the industry and staying there. His perspective is one that I truly admire as he has a...

Posted by: Kevin Forister

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