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The Revamp of Classical Animation: is 2D really the cool factor?

The Coke Ad looks cool, uh? The new Coke campaign, featuring a lively dog and its not-so-lively owner is a celebration of the most Disneyesque style of animation (with an hint of the golden-age of Dreamworks too) by the amazing guys at Psyop. In...

Posted by: Nucco Brain Studio
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Features

Automatic. Can a robot do a creative job?

by Magnus Shaw. The last time I worked on a major print campaign, we employed a piece of software to automate the production process. It was a clever bit of kit. Once the parameters had been set by a designer (ad sizes, logo clearance, calls to...

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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Technology

Take a trip through the brain with IKEA and Sonos

Fancy an explorative journey through the brain? Then look no further than IKEA and Sonos’ new immersive experience about to land in London. The Sound Affect is a one-of-a-kind event that will allow you to discover how sound impacts your...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

The Brandscape by Funding Circle is the ultimate branding brain buster

For those of us who love a good puzzle, but have grown tired of bog-standard brain teasers, a new puzzle from marketing lending platform Funding Circle could be the answer to our prayers. The puzzle takes the form of a boldly colourful collage, which...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Information Animation from Nucco Brain

Member Agency and storytelling studio Nucco Brain created an animation-led internal comms campaign for John Lewis, to educate partners about a new pension scheme. We spoke to Managing Director, Stefano Morrone, about how the agency approached the...

Posted by: Nucco Brain Studio
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Features

Philosophical dialogues exploring the cultural creativity of the brain

Creativity is multi-faceted and has many guises. Contrary to conventional belief, it is not only the realm of artists - we all need it in everyday life whether it's at work, figuring out how to frame the perfect pitch, or at home, cooking a...

Posted by: Jugular:Joining The Head and the Heart
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Features

A Copywriter’s Guide to Communicating with AI

How often do you open Google to look up a synonym with your Thesaurus of choice? A writer's life is quite challenging as it is, and doing that as a job means that sometimes your brain just won't collaborate. Luckily, researchers all around the world...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: The Humble Resilience of Martin Reznik

It takes a moment to realise you've been faring on the wrong path for a while. When life gets in the way and everything you do becomes a necessity to forge ahead, it is way too easy to lose focus on the things you love. Today, Polish-born illustrator...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight: Jilipollo and the Art of a Visual Storyteller

It just makes sense that Jilipollo (also known as Javier Medellin Puyou) is an excellent storyteller. You can tell that by the answer below: dragged by love in a country that was not his, trying to succeed as an illustrator but still not quite making...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How to stick to a creative routine during the lockdown

It's not uncommon for us writers to hear advice along the lines of "you should build your daily writing routine" or "make sure to write N amount of words per day". Writing is like a muscle - it needs exercise to stay sharp and fit at all times. The...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Member Spotlight: talking modesty and motivation with Muhammad Waseem

Chasing your dreams can become quite challenging if you don't have the technological means to do so in today's world. This is what happened to Muhammad Waseem, self-taught creative and CGI artist who was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. A...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Member Spotlight - Growing gracefully with Woven’s Mark Bower

Mark Bower has watched 'digital marketing' come of age over the last 20 years and admits it's been a wild ride. A lot has happened. But he’s convinced we are, even now, just getting started. This week, in the midst of a global meltdown, we...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Remote Control: Monetising your lockdown

Panic mode has officially been engaged and no industry is safe from the fallout. The tendrils of COVID-19 have spread with wanton abandon, latching onto every sector; decimating some whilst only wounding others. For freelancers, the sting is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Member spotlight - The fantastical floral fancies of Jessica Crawford

When you catch a glimpse of Jessica Crawford’s work, the first word that often comes to mind is “floral.” Indeed, so much of her work revolves around the natural beauty of flowers and fauna and it’s this aesthetic that has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

What Does An Art Director Think About While Illustrating?

Internal monologue has been a hot topic as of late so I thought I would share a glimpse into my brain and my thoughts while illustrating a poster of LeBron James. I discovered that my brain is a bit all over the place while designing but I'm sure I'm...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Getting to know - The big ideas of Kevin Forister

If you have been reading Creativepool for a while then Kevin Forister is probably a name you’re well aware of. For years now, Kevin has been spoiling us with his weekly videos geared towards inspiring aspiring creatives and we’ve also...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

The Rise and Rise of Gamification

Just like comic books and the recent rise of nerd culture, long gone are the days where gaming was seen as something for kids or only limited to games consoles. The normalisation of gaming on various platforms has increased so much that it was only a...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Features

Shortcutting Video: The proven effectiveness of 2-second ads

A research and neurological study from IPG Mediabrands Netherlands and publisher Sanoma has revealed that an ultra-short advertisement is able to convey brand, product and message much more effectively than the first few seconds of a regular spot -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

CES 2020: the symbiosis of human and machine

“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” ― Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants If CES 2020 was anything to go by, humans across the globe have been hard at it, before giving birth to some extraordinary tech (as featured) in...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Features

Getting to know: The ‘wonky mind’ of Simon Callender

Simon Callender isn’t just Creative Planning Director at Initials, he’s also a keen motorcycle enthusiast with an Amazon series under his belt! But we’re not here to talk to him about that today, we’re here to talk all things...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Why celebrating success can motivate and disrupt a team

With Boris promising to ‘bung a few bob so that Big Ben can bong’, (which is surely the British entry to the Eurovision Tongue Twister contest), I thought it might be interesting to see how celebrating success can motivate or disrupt a...

Posted by: JSR Content
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Trends

Simple, mobile and personal: Six predictions for retail in 2020

The retail world is constantly in a state of flux, more so now than ever before with the majority of retail transactions now happening online and perpetual connection (via our smartphones) changing the way we shop and the way we interact with brands...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Rebuilding the world with LEGO

Last week, everyone's favourite building block LEGO launched its first brand campaign in 30 years with an ad which has received 2.5 million views on YouTube and counting. Rebuild the World was thought up by French creative agency BETC Paris and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why the creative industries need to wake up to mental ill health

According to the latest absence figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), ‘work-related stress accounts for over half (57%) of all working days lost to ill health’, which is more than all other reasons for absence put together....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

How to become a copywriter in a year

Recently, a viewer reached out with only a year left before graduation and asked what he should do for the next 365 days to become a copywriter. Luckily, I know a guy who did just that. Today, we take a drive with Carter Skeen to see how he became...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Industry Influencers: Caroline Foster Kenny

Caroline Foster Kenny is CEO of IPG Mediabrands for Europe, Middle East and Africa. With over 25 years of global client leadership and business experience, she now oversees all of the network's digital and media businesses across the region,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Cat Davis

gyro is the first full-service global creative B2B agency. The company employees 700 people across 21 international offices with a shared mission to create ideas that are humanly relevant. Cat Davis, chief marketing officer, is one of those...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Industry Influencers: Amelia Torode

In a new series of interviews with some of the people who made Creativepool's top 100 industry influencers shortlist for the Annual 2019, they offer insight on their business strategies, company culture and vision for the future. First up, Amelia...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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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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Features

Why the right music is key to cracking Christmas campaigns

By Heather Andrew, UK CEO, Neuro-Insight... With Christmas ad spend set to hit an all-time high, the race is on again to achieve the coveted most memorable ad. Previous years have taught us that the aim of the game with festive spots is emotional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Bruce Daisley on fixing your work culture

Besides being Twitter’s VP of EMEA, Bruce Daisley is intent on helping creative companies improve their working cultures and hosts the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast on the subject. He’s also written a book called The Joy of Work offering...

Posted by: Ryan Watson

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