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Leaders

The creative project's worst enemy? Panic.

The late Douglas Adams wrote one of the smartest, most intriguing and funniest books of the 20th century. It was called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'. For the uninitiated, it features an electronic book (before they were real things), also...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Meet Daub: The creative hospital workbook for children

The idea for Daub came about on a sleepless night back in 2013, when David Bennett’s son suffered an asthma attack and was admitted to Kings Hospital. The design director at OPX faced a long wait, and as the ennui of the evening took hold he...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Workshop

Opinions - Sign here. Introducing the new freelance/client contract.

by Magnus Shaw Freelancing - it's a tough old game, eh? You don't know if you're coming or going half the time. Working in your jim-jams one day, sipping a latte in a la-di-da marketing agency the next. Occasionally you even miss "Cash In The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Graphic design and art direction. Do you know the difference?

by John Fountain Though the work does have overlaps, being a designer and being an art director are different roles that require different skill and mindsets. I've worked in both design and advertising agencies and I've seen for myself that the best...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Online Logo Contests, the pros and cons.

by Jessica Hazel Online Logo Contests have been popping up all over the internet for quite some time now. They allow businesses and individuals to offer a set fee, or prize, for what they consider to be the best logo design. Hundreds of amazing...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Who's killing copywriting?

Recent months have seen a swathe of articles predicting the end of the traditional, journalistic newspaper. Indeed, I have commented on the topic on Creativepool. But, as far as I'm aware, there has been no suggestion that the art of copywriting may...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Heatherwick Studio. Designing the Extraordinary at the V&A

by John Fountain After a two-year post-graduate course at The Royal College of Art, the young architect/designer named Heatherwick didn't think twice about his career path. Directly after graduating in 1994, he founded his studio and burst almost...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham endorses Spice Girls spoof Project Everyone

In September 2016, World Leaders will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals; a plan to end poverty, fix climate change and address inequalities over the next 15 years. Issues like quality education, an end to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Hacking Senses: Project Daedalus see the world through animal's eyes

Whilst VR (which if the media at large is to be believed is going to see something of a grand renaissance in 2016) is pretty exciting for a number of reasons, it also runs the risk of further closing the divide between reality and technology, a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Grimshaw Architects create another Eden Project in China

Grimshaw Architects, the London firm behind the Eden Project (the bubble-shaped ecological park and Cornish tourist attraction) has signed a £100 million deal to design a similar scheme in Qingdao China called (rather obviously) “China...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Inside Banksy's biggest project yet: Welcome to Dismaland

Perhaps against my better judgement, I’ve always been a big Disney fan. Yes I know he was an anti-Semitic slave labourer and I’ve heard things about staff working conditions that have made my bones crease, but I personally hold nothing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

‘The Art of Doing More’ - a project with Microsoft

Microsoft celebrates the launch of the Surface 3 with pop-up exhibition ‘The Art of Doing More’ Exhibition inspired by the Surface 3’s ability to empower people to do and achieve more 101 pieces of new and exclusive contemporary art to be...

Posted by: Beautiful Crime
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Leaders

Chester Zoo takes Islands project online

Chester Zoo's “Islands” project, which will recreate the South East Asian islands of the Philippines, Bali, Sulawesi, Papua, Sumba and Sumatra, in a previously unused part of the zoo, was recently given an online presence by Code...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rubicon Project claim Quantcast's top honours

Leading advertising automation company Rubicon Project, was recently named as the number 1 ad platform in the world by Quantcast, the audience measurement company that draws its statistics from more than half a billion people worldwide. Quantcast...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Rubicon Project allies with DigitasLBi and Future PLC

DigitasLBi, the global, digital marketing and technology agency, recently announced an alliance with the Rubicon Project, which will see agency bringing next-level programmatic premium buying to its brands. The Rubicon Project is the operator of one...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

# Trends. Project Glass. Why Google's new technology is badly flawed.

by Magnus Shaw. Before the introduction of the iPhone and its Android counterparts, mobile phone manufacturers were locked in a frantic competition to produce ever smaller handsets. As soon as a device smaller than a fag packet was launched, another...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Make what makes you smile - #MemberSpotlight

Richard Hill defines himself as a down-to-earth Creative Director, and we can definitely see where that sentiment comes from. As an extremely passionate creative professional, Richard can find inspiration wherever he goes, but makes it his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Are you pricing your agency services the right way?

As businesses, agencies have the grave burden to make profit with which they can generate growth and help the team thrive. With that in mind, pricing your agency services is arguably the most difficult part of founding and running a successful...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Here’s why a good client-agency relationship goes both ways

Clients. We love them, sometimes we hate them. They are what keeps this industry going - the makers of the creative sector, in a sense. Without them having needs, agencies wouldn’t be offering solutions; it is a business relationship based on...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Are you being overworked?

Spoiler: if you’re reading this, you probably are Like most other sectors, the creative industry is one of deadlines. There’s that deadline to deliver the pitch, that other one to complete a project, that copy to write, that award to...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Word to the Winners of Annual 2020 - #AnnualSpotlight

To say 2020 was an eventful start to the decade would be a tremendous understatement. We've seen the industry come together even while apart, as a pandemic brought about one of the biggest social crises in the history of humanity and protests for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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