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Features

Spotlight - Jason Nye - Graphic Designer

- View Jason's Creativepool profile. ‘I'm a young freelance designer with a penchant for vector illustration.' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 4 Years. I started freelancing whilst studying for my undergraduate degree in graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Can copy-writing be taught?

by Magnus Shaw. In the distant past, I trained to be a croupier. A roulette dealer, to be accurate. Roulette is fairly complicated and the dealer must be aware of every aspect of the game in progress - monitoring when the bets go down, who has won,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

A logo a day keeps procrastination away!

Oh for Pete’s sake!!! Did you know that over the course of the last ten years the average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to a short 3 to 5 minutes and it keeps dropping every year. It is worth talking into consideration in the last...

Posted by: Peter Stylianou
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Workshop

Get the most from the hard work you perform by Halcyon Management

Are you looking for better returns from the hard work you perform? As freelancers become more common in the work place so do the solutions that enable contractors to maximise their earnings. From Limited Companies to offshore trust solutions. Which...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Branding Expertise – A Creative skill in demand

We caught up with Michael Smith, Creative Director and co-owner of Clout Branding with a background in brand design. We found out about his career journey so far, asked for a few hints and tips to grow and gain this expertise and we also asked what...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Leaders

Arsenal and AKQA Launch Amazon Alexa Skill

Arsenal FC has become the first Premier League club to launch an Amazon Alexa Skill that will allow fans to live stream matches. Skills are Alexa’s in-built capabilities that enable users to interact with devices, like Amazon Echo and Echo Dot,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Skill up for 2017 with 4 key Creative Super Powers

We are ushering in the new year with our first CS Presents of 2017 and it’s all about Creative Super Powers… Do you remember what it was like to be a child. Go find a LEGO set and start to build off plan. Remember what it was like to be...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Workshop

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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Features

Why you should care about business purpose in your workplace

About exactly 6 years ago, PWC published a study on the importance of purpose in the work environment. The multinational network highlighted the disconnect between claimed business purpose and the way business leaders operate on a human level. The...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Job Description: Creative Team

The Creative Team in the advertising, digital or marketing sector is responsible for generating attention-grabbing ideas that will entice the consumer or target audience. Members of the team work together to develop conceptual campaigns designed to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

The past present and future glories of Shutterstock - #BehindTheBrand

Shutterstock is a name that has slowly but surely become almost as ubiquitous as Google and Wikipedia. The fact it's managed to do so in under 20 years is a testament to not only the flexibility of the platform, but the power of the brand. In our...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

How to choose a Copywriter

The written word is a funny thing. It’s something `almost all of us have a basic understanding of and use every day to reply to emails, forward distracting memes to our co-workers and message our significant others about dinner. But how often...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The top qualities of a successful marketing leader

We’ve seen all sorts of scenarios and an abundance of different situations in the past year. In all of these cases, the best brands in the eyes of the public were the ones showing compassion, empathy and care. In short, the most human. You...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Graphic Designer?

A guide to graphic design rates, with tips and advice from select professionals in the industry Graphic Designers are masters of design. Comfortable with a number of different mediums and often possessing a large skillset, Graphic Designers can...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Working with or working for?

Do designers need other designers? I live in a relatively small town - there’s a lot of history here, and there’s also a large-ish college, which means that there’s a good mix of people and a growing creative community. I think...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance 3D Artist?

A guide to 3D modelling and illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry 3D artists shape reality to build the products, characters and worlds for all of us to dive into. Be it a commercial artist, a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Jack of all Trades, Master of One - #MemberSpotlight

They say being a hyper-active and overachiever creative can hurt you in the long run, but nobody ever set how long that run should be. Jimmy Delatour was a jack of all trades once - and only after trying his hand at various internships, opportunities...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Forging ahead as a director in the freelance industry - #MemberSpotlight

How do you make the jump from a car manufacturer to freelance filmmaking? Will Riddell, freelance director and producer, might know a thing or two about that. Having worked for some years in APA production, Will set up his own company in 2017 to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

10 ways to fend off freelance loneliness in 2021

Happy new year, freelancers! Surely 2020 has been an interesting one for all of you, in both good and bad ways. After an initial discouraging time of radio silence and cancelled projects, it seems that some clients are finally starting to come back,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Why better digital branding means a better 2021

2020. Well, that was crap. So look, we know it was a rubbish year, and we know you heard another 1,278 times that it was a rubbish year before that rubbish year was done. So instead of listing out a myriad of reasons why 2020 was a dumpster fire of...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Workshop

How young creatives can build a career in 2021

A young graduate looking to enter the industry in the middle of a pandemic? Well, you're not alone. According to the BBC, there are at least seven ways in which young people employment (or lack thereof) has been affected by the Covid crisis, either...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inside the life of a NBC News Producer – #MemberSpotlight

From Tokyo to London and a career in journalism, you can tell that Simeon Paterson has travelled far and wide. Perhaps that's even where his passion for journalism comes from - and we wouldn't be surprised. Journalism is an art, and it can be a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

5 Sectors to find Creative Jobs after the Pandemic

Clearly, this has been an interesting year for everyone in the creative industry. Whether you are in the music industry, in live events, production or freelancing (aka: trying to hold onto your clients), 2020 has brought a new, unprecedented range...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Should you leave your job during the pandemic?

You keep looking at the clock waiting for your day to end. The thought of Monday mornings just won’t let you enjoy your weekends. You can’t wait for the next day off - even if you just spent an entire week on leave. We’ve all been...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Think like a hoover

It's hard to imagine being inspired while only focusing on your own art. That is the fastest way to lead your creativity to stall - to stop looking at fellow creatives, and to become too self-absorbed into your own works. Instead, you should try to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The effects of the corona crisis on the creative job market

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Designers are not a one-stop-shop

Many designers like to think of a specialty - in fact, that's how things should be. However, way too many employers overestimate the simply human capabilities of a single designer. In other words, it is not uncommon for an employer to hire a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Opening windows with creative director Dennis Hooftman

When it comes to inspiration, few things are as important as being able to remain open to new inputs. Creativity isn't always about doing something original. Sometimes, looking at work that has already been done can help you come up with new,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

7 tips to stay creative and inspired in the second lockdown

And how to remain focused at home We’ve seen that coming. With COVID-19 cases spiking all across Europe, it was just a matter of time before most of the continent decided to head towards a second lockdown - to “save Christmas,”...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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