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Creating A Basic Freelance Contract

As a freelancer, a contract is the most important document to align with the client on an assignment and to protect yourself financially. You should not start any project until you receive a signed contract from your client. This video will take you...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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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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Leaders

Heritage brands - how did they begin?

designjunction is renowned for its unparalleled mix of established brands and newer, cutting-edge labels. This week we celebrate six of our heritage-rich brands who join the 2017 line-up. Often pioneering and always innovative, we’re proud to...

Posted by: designjunction
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How to... make yourself Recession Proof

Source This month’s CP Career comes from Source - a specialist recruitment business, dedicated to the digital, integrated and traditional creative communications industry. They work to support the needs of advertising, marketing and design...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Opinions- Your move. Losing your job before it has even begun.

by Magnus Shaw Writing in The Drum this week, Phil Haselhurst describes how his determination to climb the career ladder brought him to grief. He had a decent job with an agency he liked - good team, lots of experience, satisfying work. But, not...

Posted by: Creativepool
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10 Golden Rules for Freelancers

Mark interviewed leading freelancers from the fields of 3D illustration, animation, visual effects, games and architectural visualisation to uncover their strategies for success. These were his key findings... 1. Test the market first Make sure...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

SegPay extends its contract with Creaxion for five more years

The Atlanta-based Creaxion, one of North America's leading marketing firms, announced recently that it had signed up SegPay for five more years; the longest, and perhaps most significant client contract in the agency's 16 year history. SegPay is one...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

10 side hustles that became hugely successful businesses

Whether it’s to pursue a passion project or to maximise your income, side hustles have become more popular than ever in the UK as people look for different ways to navigate situations such as the lockdowns and the cost-of-living crisis. Almost...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

STB Client Perspective: Finding the Right Agency Partner.

Drew McMillan, Director of Internal Comms & Engagement for Deloitte UK, gives us his ‘top five’ ways to ensure copacetic success with your creative agencies. As a Comms professional of 25+ years, almost always working in-house and...

Posted by: Stocks Taylor Benson
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Inspiration

Designing our time - The case for R&D and a 4-day work week

An approach to doing better work We’re often asked about the way we work. New clients understandably want to look behind the curtain to better understand our approach, process and culture. They want to know when we’re available, and what...

Posted by: ELSE London
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Features

4 top tips for a successful creative job interview

Most people think they have interview preparation perfected, but you’d be surprised by how many people overlook basic elements, and some simple improvements, which can be key to your success. We’ve gathered the top 4 tips to make your...

Posted by: Hanover
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Leaders

From oppressed immigrant to streaming CEO - #GettingToKnow Dan Goman

Dan Goman is the founder and CEO of Ateliere Creative Technologies, a pioneering technological force that’s transforming the post-production and OTT industries with ground-breaking innovations, from digital supply chain solutions to unique,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How one agency is reintroducing web standards to the world

In February 2020, digital design and technology agency Studio 24 was awarded the contract to redesign the website of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). For those unaware, this is the prestigious, international organisation founded by the inventor...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Can you be forced to take annual leave or to work over Christmas?

As the Christmas period draws near, businesses are starting to plan their work over the holiday period. And while December tends to be a quiet month in the industry, there are still posts to schedule, projects to complete and deadlines to meet. This...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

How to hire a great 3D artist - 5 top tips

3D artists are in high demand these days. We live in a three-dimensional world that demands accurate representation and that’s true whatever corner of the creative industries you find yourself in right now. The need to hire skilled and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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How to set up your member profile | Creativepool Member Hacks #1

There’s loads you can do on Creativepool, from connecting with fellow creatives to showcasing your work and finding new projects. But it all starts in one place: your Creativepool profile. If you landed on this article, you’ve probably...

Posted by: Creativepool
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How to hire a great graphic designer - 5 useful tips

The best graphic designers inhabit that space between the creative and the business-minded; the tangible and the intangible. It would be quite easy (and reductive) to simply take the phrase literally and describe a graphic designer simply as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Beware the Equity/ESOP trap in your next role

Working for startups is surely exciting. Smaller teams feel more familial, warm and human, without all the hassle of huge hierarchy and escalating an escalation to the higher management team. Unfortunately, some startups are also ruthlessly attentive...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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How much should I charge as a Freelance Art Director?

A guide to Art Director rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry In the advertising world, Art Directors are the hand of creativity. They are responsible for what commercial campaigns look like, they oversee...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Why freelancing is the future of work

The crest of the Covid redundancies wave may well be a thing of the past, but there is no denying that the impact of a pandemic on such a vast scale will be felt in the job market for years to come. With furloughs and lay-offs spreading across the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Why you should stop accepting free pitches right now

Just the other day I saw a freelance job ad looking for a freelancer who would rewrite 10 articles of 3,000 words each… at the price of $25. $25, for about 30,000 words. It is over half of a medium-sized novel - which are usually paid by...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The motivation of a textile designer - #MemberSpotlight

From events management to setting up her own business in graphic and textile design, the journey of Tracy Hall has been an interesting one to say the least. A fine artist at heart and filled with Amazing creative energy, Tracy loves drawing for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How his love for editorial design saved an art director - #MemberSpotlight

When the pandemic hit, Steve Thone was one of the many creative professionals who were forced to move to a freelance life for a living. His resilience serves as a testimony to the strength of the overall industry - as well as a reminder of his own...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Cobra Effect: What could possibly go wrong?

I’ve always been fascinated by the Cobra Effect. As a marketeer who works with clients to change perceptions around brands or products, understanding human behaviour is essential. But people are unpredictable and often things that should...

Posted by: The 10 Group
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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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Inspiration

Balancing distinction with familiarity - #MemberSpotlight

Have you ever heard of a no-waste designer? Creative Director of Misfit Creative Pete Brady might be a first. Pete believes that everything in design must have a purpose. There is no room for wasted space, no way that any part of a design may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How much should I charge as a freelance musician/composer?

A guide to freelance music composition rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Musicians and composers set the mood of the stories we love and cherish the most in our hearts. Without musicians, horror films would...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

A look at influencer marketing and dating brands

Influencer marketing is on the rise, as influencers prove to be one of the most effective marketing tools in the era of social media. These inspiring social figures can attract hundreds of thousands of followers, bringing a wide array of benefits to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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5 healthy freelance habits to keep even after the pandemic

Freelancers had an interesting year. Alongside events and production, the freelance industry was the most hit and the one that took some of the hardest blows - especially when certain governments started to ignore their needs. With the wave of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Threefold Films' holistic view of production - #CompanySpotlight

When Covid-19 hit, production (even more than most) was brought down to its knees and forced to adapt or die. Be it with a pivot to remote filming or animation, there was a strong push towards new and fresh ways to do production - and companies such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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