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Inspiration

Using goal-setting to get the right work

I don’t want to sound like a cliché here, but as we start a new year, it’s hard not to think about goal-setting. Of course, it’s important to set and review our business goals at various points in the year, but it feels kind of...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Features

Bidding for freelance work on websites. A mug's game?

For the jobbing freelance there can only be one priority. Ahead of the bookkeeping, email answering, blog updating and business card ordering - there's nothing more important than bringing in the work. And, when the industry is buoyant, it's not too...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Spotlight - Matt Johnstone - Illustrator

- View Matt's Creativepool profile. ‘Matt Johnstone is an illustrator based in London. He grew up in the Sussex countryside in a village called Steyning and since graduating from Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design has illustrated for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

Pitching; yes, no, maybe sometimes…

Pitching for work, when/how/should you do it? I recently saw an interesting ad on Facebook asking spot of pitching to be made for a rebranding project. It was for a cultural organisation currently undergoing a refurb and seeking designers to help...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Inspiration

Side projects are not a waste of time

I’ve heard a lot of talk, especially during the current climate, around whether or not graphic designers should consider creating their own side projects. Opinions tend to vary quite widely on the subject - some designers see them as somehow a...

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Workshop

Crowdfunding for Creative Projects: A Comprehensive Guide #MoneyMonth

There was a time, not too long ago, when crowdfunding was seen as a bit of a gimmick. Today, however, it’s a legitimate source of revenue for thousands of successful brands and for startups with a little wind already in their sails, it’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The value of balancing commercial and personal projects - #MemberSpotlight

All work and no play... well, you know the rest. It is hardly a coincidence that Jack from the Shining was a writer, and thus, a creative professional himself; the importance of balancing commercial and personal projects is much discussed in recent...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Top 13 Inspired Halloween Projects for 2017

Cover photo: National Express by 3 Colours Rule I am always blown away by the variety, quality and quantity of creative work uploaded to Creativepool every single day. I delve into the site and an hour later, not unlike a Wikipedia black hole, I...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Job Description: Design Director

A Design director bridges the link between creative employees and management. A senior role for leaders with a proven track record of effective communication, innovation, and high-level design problem-solving, design directors ensure that all...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

From Vision to Motion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hiring an Animator

In today's digital age, animation has become a powerful tool for storytelling, marketing, and engagement. Whether you need an animator for a commercial, a game, an explainer video, or a creative project, finding the right professional is crucial for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to Hire a Storyboard Artist

Storyboard artists play a crucial role in visual storytelling for various creative projects, including films, animations, video games, commercials, and more. Their ability to translate ideas into visual sequences helps directors, writers, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Creating a neutral setting with f+f architects

f+f architects are a Parisian architectural firm with a portfolio ranging from interior projects and furniture design, to large scale cultural facilities and urban planning. Their contemporary design approach derives context from physical, cultural,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Step inside the Jelly Kitchen

Ever wondered what inspires the jelly talent? What drives them? What a typical day is like? jelly London's Head of Creative Comms Rachael Guiver, went behind the scenes with jelly Kitchen's A team to find out how it all started, what they love most...

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Inspiration

#CompanySpotlight on animation specialists Stormy Studio

Stormy Studio is an award-winning business-focused animation studio in the UK that produces high-quality 2D and 3D business explainers and marketing animation for global brands and businesses. To learn more, we spoke to company founder and creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Design Manager

A design manager is employed to lead numerous design-related tasks. These may include web design, product development, advertising or general creative roles. These individuals can be employed in construction, in graphic design firms, in the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

Annual 2021 FAQ: The 10 ‘Most’ Asked Questions About the Awards

This is it! With the Annual 2021 standard submissions deadline out of the way, you only have until midnight PT on 10th June to enter the awards. I'm sure some of you will still be working on their entries. It’s all good. We all love to leave...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How to find work as a freelancer

One of the most important things you’ll ever learn as a freelancer is that you’re never unemployed, you’re self-employed. You provide a service which means you’re a business and you work for that business. Like any business, you won’t get...

Posted by: Boox
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Industry

How much should I charge as a freelance furniture designer?

As a freelance furniture designer, determining your rates is a crucial aspect of running a successful business. Setting the right pricing ensures that you are compensated fairly for your creative skills, time, and effort. However, it can be a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The studio saving masturbation from the bottom drawer | #BehindTheIdea

It’s not something we like to talk about in so-called ‘polite society’ but most women masturbate at least once a week. To celebrate rather than tut over these findings, the award-winning visual design and innovation studio Morrama...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Here’s how you can still enjoy Christmas as a freelancer

We’re little over a month away from Christmas, but to a freelancer, the holidays must hardly feel like holidays anymore. It’s been almost two years since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, and whilst I can only hope business has gone back...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

7 simple ways for freelancers to win big clients

It is a widely known fact that big clients do things differently. The largest organisations in the modern brandscape will have millions of dollars to spend in marketing budget, but they obviously won’t be keen on spending them all in a risky...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Writer?

A guide to writing rates, with tips and advice on how to price your freelance services Writers are masters of words, weavers of stories and often incredible storytelling enthusiasts. When writing freelance and online, structure is their best friend,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Job Description: Chief Creative Officer

The dream weavers at the centre of every creative enterprise, chief creative officers are a unique combination of managerial flair and creative talent. They offer a necessary balance between the CEO and CFO and need to realise that creativity is the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

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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Features

Favours for favours?

As part of the design community, the question of working for free often comes up. I think in most genres of the creative industry, there’s almost an expectation that we should be expected to take on projects for free, or under the guise of...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Inspiration

Przemek Pyszczek: The Plattenbau is cool again

The Plattenbau has become cool again. These constructions of Soviet-era Communism, where colossal concrete slabs were assembled into a home are the ultimate chic addition to the lives of the young and upwardly-mobile of Berlin. These Plattenbauen...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to Hire a Project Designer

When it comes to executing successful projects, hiring the right professionals is crucial. A project designer plays a vital role in shaping and bringing ideas to life. This article aims to guide you through the process of hiring a project designer,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The creative and explorative collaboration at Rhapsody | #CompanySpotlight

Based in London, Poland and Spain, Rhapsody is a global marketing and production agency specialised in creative, digital, print and brand projects all around the world. At the heart of the business lies something simple: a strong belief in the power...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

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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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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Job Description: Branding Designer

A branding designer shapes a brand and how it’s presented to the public. In order to breathe life into a brand and give it a tangible identity, a branding designer must express their thinking via words and imagery that cut through the noise and...

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