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Trends

What the hell are you doing here? Find out for yourself.

The entire creative industry is talking about purpose. The purpose of a project. Doing work with purpose. ‘Great innovation. World changing idea. #purpose’. But no one’s talking about their own. So, as part of this year's D&AD...

Posted by: Emily Jeffrey-Barrett
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Events

A Distinctly Creative Advertising Week Europe

There is most certainly much business going on at Advertising Week Europe. When one sees the great work from Karmarama for the week itself, you’ll see that this not your “typical” gathering of advertising folk. Yes, there will most...

Posted by: Advertising Week
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Careers

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Events

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013, London (May 21 - May 23)

Clerkenwell Design Week has firmly established itself as the UK's leading independent design festival and one of the most acclaimed trade events on the international design calendar. Clerkenwell takes place in London, EC1 - The heart and home of...

Posted by: Emma
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Events

Events: Designersblock at Pitfield (Feb 15 - Mar 21)

The place: Pitfield 31 ‐ 35 Pitfield Street London, N1 6HB Exhibition Dates 15th February - 21st March 2013 Opening hours: 11am to 7pm From the 15th of February Designersblock will be hosting an exhibition at Pitfield store and Cafe in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... The Olympics in LEGO

by Jessica Hazel. Those of us who have preferred to partake in the Olympics by snuggling down into our armchairs in front of the telly with a pile of nachos might appreciate these Olympic standard feats of LEGO making which have really taken off...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Benk + Bo bring you the Workshop Zone @ Connect: London

Benk + Bo, the multifunctional space for creatives in Spitalfields, London, are bringing their Scandinavian design and aesthetic to the Workshop Zone at Connect: London on November 21 and 22. Join them for a cup of coffee and learn about how the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Design agencies speak out on mental health

Illustrations: Vault49 Today marks World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The subject has become more important than ever as the world continues to change and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A moment with The Visual Agency

Indigo Award had the pleasure of meeting not one, but three extraordinary talents behind The Visual Agency-a multifaceted design company that has been taking the world by storm since 2011. The faces behind the enterprise are Giacomo Bettiol as...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Design

Emojis get redesigned for the visually impaired

To coincide with World Emoji Day (17 July), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has announced an initiative to make emojis more accessible to the blind and partially sighted. Working with globally socially led creative agency We Are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Coca-Cola shows spirit with new mixers range

Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched a new range of mixers called Coca-Cola Signature Mixers, which consists of four specially-crafted drinks designed to be mixed with premium dark spirits. Coca-Cola Signature Mixers builds on the brand’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

Elevate your stationary game

In today's episode, we attend a quick workshop where Nick Kidd, associate art director at TracyLocke, takes us through the process of foil stamping, creating envelope liners, and making wax seals. He has an awesome stationary company where he sells...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advice

Master the art of negotiation

“Every negotiation is different, but the basic elements do not change.” These are the wise words of William Ury, a prominent academic negotiation trainer. Based on history, we know that great negotiators can prevent wars, build...

Posted by: Katrina Cooper
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News

Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Events

Sneak preview of my intro to Connect: London 2018

The turmoil of 2018 is close to being over. Only for a whole new era of uncertainty to seemingly be on the horizon. The internet that was supposed to broaden our worlds and bring us closer together seems to have divided nations and neighbours....

Posted by: Michael Tomes
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Events

Celebrating BIG with Beauty Papers

With summer over and the Christmas season just starting, it’s busier than ever at JJ Media Group. We have an incredible line-up of new exclusive events coming up over the next two months, starting with an epic free rave to celebrate the new...

Posted by: JJ Media Group
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Meet us at Advertising Week Europe!

We are very pleased to announce that we will be presenting the benefits of sourcing creative from professional communities at AdWeek Europe next week. Heather Deacon, Creative Solutions Director, will discuss how effectively sourcing from a...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Inspiration

What's in a name?

A brand is simply a product with a better name than its competitors. I once ran a training programme and brought this truth to life. The point of the workshop was to show that creativity often involves breaking patterns of behaviour. For instance,...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Features

Is advertising art?

Over twenty years ago, I originated (I think) what has become a cliché. I put together a Better Briefing workshop for some of the suits and the planners in the agency. I thought they should know what does and does not help creative people do...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Events

DWA brings you the January Creative Calendar

In this topsy-turvy world, deciding when and where to invest one’s time and energy is of critical importance. Especially for creatives and other entrepreneurs where the need to be strategic and innovative is constant, conferences, festivals and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

UNIT9 Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. He...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: UKIP, Moonpig, Dropbox, Auto Trader and other stories

Moonpig (in-house) Online card and gift retailer Moonpig has rebranded, swapping out its cartoon pig mascot for a simpler, typographic look. Designed by Moonpig’s in-house design team in collaboration with consultants Cat Totty and Ian Styles,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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