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Inspiration

Exploring the theatrical photography of Jamie Isbell

Maybe it's the fact that he works as a creative lead for the National Theatre. But the capacity of Jamie Isbell to capture the moment, wrapping entire stories and characters within one frame, is absolutely incredible. Jamie has had the chance to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Exploring the freedom of digital with illustrator Sayers Design

Patrick Sayers still remembers the times in which his work were carried out on canvas, with oil, paint, brushes and such analogue tools. Looking back, Patrick hasn't touched pen and ink for the past 10 years. His illustrations all carry a certain...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Malcolm Poynton on why you should nurture your ambitions

"It’s always incredibly exciting to build creative teams and inspire them to achieve things greater than they ever expected." Malcolm Poynton is a leader many professionals in the industry would envy. Grown up in New Zealand with sports and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Sharing secrets with prop & costume maker Alea Holland

Like many creatives, Alea Holland has a dream: to live off something she loves, building a career out of her craft. Having a day job in retail, there are not many outlets for creativity during daily shifts - which is why Alea has turned to costume...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The oft-overlooked heroes in Wasabi and Walk West's campaign

Oh, Nate. The IT guy we all wish we had in our lives. Truth is, we do have him - but IT guys are often overlooked by campaigns and don't get celebrated enough for their successes. And so hot cloud storage company Wasabi and digital marketing firm...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Briefs and balance with Creanet Design

What makes great design? To some, it's a mixture of technique, craft and talent. Others believe more in the process. According to Jose Moreno, founder and creative director of Creanet Design, the secret to great design is in building solid...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description - 3D Artist

The third dimension has been enticing artists for decades, but it’s only in relatively recent years that some incredibly talented creatives have been able to truly utilise the flexibility, the depth, the power and the potential of 3D artistry....

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Features

How AR can save the travel industry post-COVID

It is no surprise that the pandemic has had drastic effects on travel across the globe, with thousands having holidays cancelled. While many still have the travel bug and would love to rebook, they remain anxious to leave the country. Travel...

Posted by: Poplar
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Inspiration

Warmth, art and survival in Ben O'Brien's illustrations

Love for nature, capturing the moment and finding the beauty in how things look. This is the drive that guides Ben O'Brien, freelancer in Somerset, former animator and now a hardened 15-year illustrator. Though it may not seem like it, Ben's...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Here's to you, women in the COVID-hit creative industry

“Thud is the dry blow, from my temples to my toes. The air escaped my lungs and I am overcome by a deafening silence. It is over. Finally.” What is behind a layoff? This pandemic, among other issues, has demonstrated our unpreparedness....

Posted by: Paola Figueroa
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Inspiration

Solving problems with creativity at Mako Design + Invent

What to do when no-one seems to be interested in risking with a startup to finance their product ideas? You make it happen yourself. When Mako Design + Invent CEO and founder Kevin Mako wanted to turn his journal of invention ideas into real-life...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The formal floral fancies of interior design manager April Sharman

Here at Creativepool, we could never be accused of staying in just one lane when it came to the creative industries. That’s why, today, we’ve chosen to shine our illustrious Member Spotlight on April Sharman, a design manager for Style Library...

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Leaders

Recruiting After the Pandemic In the Design Industry

The pandemic has changed the way we live and work. For the past few months, employees around the world have been working remotely, getting their projects done with video conferences and online project management. It also has definitely changed the...

Posted by: Angelina Harper
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Leaders

Conversational ads can unlock the measurable value of creative 

When I first started working in digital advertising 13 years ago and media was still bought over the phone, my manager shared an anecdote with me. It was late in the day at their agency and the team were waiting to receive the creative to go live...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Getting to know the holistic mind of Recursive's David Yates

As the MD of international technology studio Recursive, David Yates has to keep his finger in many pies, often at the same time. Where he really specialises, however, is in taking the disparate principles of audiovisual, IT, acoustics, lighting,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Preparing for the Post-COVID Jobs Market

“This too shall pass” is a popular saying derived from ancient Persia that reflects rather elegantly and succinctly on the ephemerality of the human condition. It’s a mantra that many of us have undoubtedly been muttering under our...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?... Or is it a talking recyclable carton?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a creative use of animation, with a serious message behind it? The innovative, animated series ‘The Carton Campaigners’ has hit the mark when it comes to explaining why sustainable packaging is key to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Rishi Sunak Strikes Again

If there is one MP that has arguably benefitted from the COVID-19 pandemic (at least as far as political capital is concerned), it’s Rishi Sunak. This is a man who, at the start of the year, was only really known to those of us that watch...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The ‘literally’ electric Maserati campaign created over lockdown

Ultra Brand Studio is a new creative shop launched under lockdown by ex-AKQA creatives Alistair Schoonmaker, Matt Bennett and Will Battersby. These guys were the brains behind Nike’s most awarded ad “Rise” and already under...

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Inspiration

Talking pen, paper and torment with Severn Agency

Severn describes itself as something more than a simple design consultancy, they see themselves as a “multi-disciplinary studio” that sees great design as much more than decoration. With each new job they set out to understand their...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

A year into my first design role

Being part of the Brandpie team has been both gratifying and a huge learning curve. Starting your first graduate job undoubtedly is both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Working with creatives from multiple disciplinary areas has broadened my...

Posted by: Jess Patel
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Industry

Global creative calendar: October 2020

Each year, the Cannes Lions score the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health and Entertainment. The latest edition of our creative calendar is designed to...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Workshop

How to boost your chance of employment in the current events industry

September 2020 marks two important dates in the mustard calendar - my 25th birthday and, slightly less importantly, the end of our financial year. Naturally, that makes this a good time for us to reflect on the year that has passed. From September...

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Leaders

Felix Schmidt on the value of risk

Some people enjoy a good challenge. Others simply thrive in one. Felix Schmidt was just appointed country manager at partnership automation provider Impact and he has already high hopes for his future in the company. Having learnt about his past...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The endless curiosity of Birger Linke

DMG group creative director Birger Linke believes you can never run out of problems to solve. And that is the primest of fuels for creativity. Birger admits he would probably be a pilot if he hadn't chosen to follow his heart and dive into graphic...

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Workshop

Augmented Pride with AMV BBDO and GSN

What to do when a global pandemic risks to wipe out all the Pride celebrations (and, indeed, it almost does)? You ask for help to one of the best inventions of the decade: AR filters. Artists in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond have been using AR...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How neuroscience can save Christmas for brands

Yes, it's September, and you're not the only one wondering where the year went right now. Excuse the 'C' word, but Christmas is around the corner, at least for consumers. Brands will already have most of their planning ready for this year, and they...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The industry’s mental health is in bad shape, but there's hope

With the COVID-19 outbreak showing no signs of giving up, more and more professionals in the creative industry have been struggling with mental health, with 67% of people feeling now more anxious than ever, according to Anxiety UK. The mental health...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Abi Pearl on overcoming the impostor syndrome

We tend to forget how important it is to take care of ourselves, especially during a world-wide pandemic that makes us busier than ever. The story of giffgaff head of advertising Abi Pearl is as inspiring as it gets. If there is one thing you should...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The pastel discipline of Maureen Fletcher

Maureen Fletcher is the kind of artist who would close an interview with a quote by Paulo Coelho. And that alone should capture the beauty and delicacy of her essence. An introvert by nature, with an HSP trait too, Maureen has spent almost two...

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Leaders

Patola Figueroa on being a woman in the creative industry

There are plenty of words we could write about Isobar Mexico VP, Patola Figueroa. There is plenty of time we could spend trying to capture her essence, her strength, her attitude to leadership and all of her personal backstory. But in truth, there...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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