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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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Inspiration

What Famous Websites Used To Look Like

Today, I've decided to take a trip down memory lane by compiling several images that show what popular websites used to look like before they became big. From Facebook and Twitter to Google and eBay, the images show exactly how far web design has...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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

Do you have the most profitable freelance job?

What are the most profitable creative freelance jobs? Some will be quick to answer - and most of you would be right. When we think about making money with creative jobs, it’s hard not to think of web developers, copywriters, product designers -...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The future of freelancing is few, curated and collaborative

There is a common and shared belief amongst the top freelancers in the industry: a great career in design starts when you are able to say “No”. Once you’re past the initial hurdle of having to scramble for clients and projects, you...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

What Apple's privacy update means for advertisers worldwide

Apple's new privacy update sent the world of advertising in somewhat of a turmoil. With the possibility for users to choose which apps track their data, a debate was started asto whether this was something Apple should do or not. First, Facebook...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Discussing sonic branding with the Global CMO of amp - #GettingToKnow

The story of amp Global CMO Uli Reese would sound incredibly inspiring to any musician out there. Forged by the scorching flames of TV composition in Hollywood, Uli entered the industry as a music composer and has found his own way through the music...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Deirdre Waldron on passionate leadership

TBWA\Dublin chief executive officer Deirdre 'Dee' Waldron was not born a CEO. And this made her an even more passionate and empathetic leader. Born a computer programmer, Dee learned from coding a set of transferable skills she still employs to this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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What is the difference between web development and web design?

Anyone looking for a new website or to redesign an existing one will have likely at some point been confused by the terms "web development" and "web design." Even if you thought you had an idea what they were about, the lines can become so blurred...

Posted by: Cefar
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has hired Dave Bedwood, creative founder of Lean Mean Fighting Machine, as a Creative Partner – bringing him on board to help build on the agency’s reputation as a leader in integrated, innovative creativity. Starting...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2017: Importance of strategy with Amy Emmerich

We sat down during Cannes Lions 2017 to talk about the opportunities, strategy and conversations surrounding the representation of girls with Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer at Refinery29 during a break from the sun at Havas Cafe. Starting our...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Mediacom North MediaCom North, already one of the biggest billing agency outside London, is setting its sights even higher by creating a new board of directors for the group which now includes the recently acquired Code Computerlove (Code). Paul...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Five degrees (or days) for communication over: 360 to 365

Once upon a time there was a briefing with expectations, assets and a budget. The team met, brainstormed, scratched their heads , planned, created and finally the child was born. The presentation to the client was good - the powerpoint presentation...

Posted by: Andre Felix
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Leaders

Tel Aviv's City Hall transformed into gigantic game of Tetris

We've all played Tetris. In fact, if you haven't then you should really put down whatever it is you're doing right now and either hit your local retro gaming store or (perhaps more conveniently) download it to your phone right now, because it truly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Barbican pushes the boundaries of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is being heralded as this year's “IN THING,” so it was only a matter of time before the art world got involved in a more cerebral manner. Ever the forward-thinking London institution, The Barbican Centre is preparing a new...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The Week in Tech

It is. Officially. ON! Suidobashi - The Response Last week I reported about a proposed round of bonafide, giant robot on giant robot combat between the US and Japan. I can now happily report that the fight is very much on, after Japanese robotics...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires Of The Week

DigitasLBi Design Group Julian Baker has been appointed as senior designer at DigitasLBi Design Group. This global marketing and technology agency moves businesses into the digital age. By embracing change, they can merge creativity and tech...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Nerdy humour reaches its logical conclusion

Now, I'm no coder. In fact I regularly struggle with the most basic lines of HTML, so CSS is so far beyond my wheelhouse it might as well be on another planet. I do appreciate clever humour though, especially when it's delivered with a knowing wink....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Microsoft dig deep and spend $2.5 billion on Minecraft!

In a deal that has been rumoured for a while now, Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish creators of the phenomenally successful Minecraft, for a reported $2.5 billion. Officially announced on Monday afternoon, both Microsoft and Mojang spokesman...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Happiness holds the key to success

Afiat Sukmaraga's positivity; in his personality and his illustrations is infectious. Not only will his interview, as part of our 'Unstock' series, make you smile from ear to ear but so will his witty, artistic creations. We spoke to him to find out...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Leaders

Hailo, Nowness, SoundCloud among winners of Lovie Awards

International sensation Hailo, lifestyle media provocateur Nowness, and pop culture gem Catleidoscope will be saluted alongside special achievement honourees Candy Crush Saga, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, and Inside Out Project founder JR...

Posted by: The Lovie Awards
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Inspiration

Stranger Visions 
By Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is not only an artist, she is also a DNA biologist and computer programmer extraordinaire who does shocking things with science in the name of art, such as finding a blob of chewing gum on the street and then printing out the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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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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Features

Global creative calendar: December 2020

While 2020 is almost history, I hope you are ready, willing and able to celebrate the best days yet to come. Are you focused on sharpening your skills for the new year ahead? If so, some of the world's most elite organizers are preparing to unleash...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Leaders

Giving voice to the blind – Why innovation defies accessibility

Have you seen the new iPhone? Beautiful piece of design, almost completely button-less, a joy for the eyes. But what if you can't see all that? As technology progresses and designs become more minimal, one fundamental aspect of accessibility starts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

When it comes to creativity, is it Game Over for Humans?

My fingers feel the smooth plastic on the keyboard as I type this sentence. I hear the rhythmic clatter of the keys. I know I am human. But how do you know? The words you’re reading right now could have been generated by a machine....

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Features

Will there ever be a 'normal' for the creative industries again?

If someone told us in February that society would pretty much stop in a month, we’d have called 999 on him. And yet, here we are. Learning new habits every day, revolutionising our rhythms, even taking advantage of this lockdown to either...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

72andSunny - Uber Uber has reportedly picked 72andSunny as its global ad agency following a review in the US. The taxi-hailing app has hired the MDC Partners agency to work on global campaigns. It is the brand's first review under newly appointed...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Creative Opinions: James Damore's Google Memo

Last week, there was a great deal of smoke being blown surrounding the memo released by Google employee James Damore, which inferred that women were biologically inferior to their male counterparts when it came to computer science and coding. These...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Robots Will NOT Steal UK Jobs. They Could Create More

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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