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CV + TLC = Job

by Jinx Jeffery, Dynamic New Alliances. I know a great deal of you reading this will probably have read something similar before, so please forgive me if some of this comes across in a wave of deja vu. But the information is clearly not sinking in -...

Posted by: Creativepool
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How to... Use your blog

Chris Unitt is the managing director of Meshed Media. He was editor of Created in Birmingham, winner of Best UK Blog 2008, before recently standing down and now helps artists and arts organisations to make the most of the internet. How to use your...

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Leaders

ASA ban Juice Garden promotion for claiming drink “cures disease”

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a menu promotion from health food cafe and online retailer Juice Garden for implying that one of its products prevented, treated or cured disease. The company, which is based in my Birmingham and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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An Alien of Ariake stars in Saga city promotion film

Geometry Global Japan has launched a new film to draw visitors to Saga City, Japan. The film, ‘Alien of Ariake - W · R · S · B’, features an alien creature of the in the nearby Ariake Sea. Created for Saga City, the film...

Posted by: Ogilvy & Mather Japan
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DigitasLBi announce a major promotion and a fresh hire

DigitasLBi had two major announcements to make yesterday, both coming at a time when the agency is striving to transform its clients brands for the digital age. The first came in the form of David Carr, who has been appointed as the new strategy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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...

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Inspiration

From freelancing to owning a business and beyond - #MemberSpotlight

In one way or another, freelance designer and creative Hiten Thaker has been in the creative industry for the best part of 20 years. A highly focused and entrepreneurial professional, Hiten has worked for a plethora of high-profile clients and you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why don't most agencies self-advertise?

”No donkey chases the carrot forever. He catches on. And quits.” If you remember this line, you either love the advertising industry and have read up on its history, or you are part of a very select demographic, lucky enough to have seen...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Toby Willsmer

The details in Toby Willsmer's beautiful illustrations are as fascinating as the countless career paths he's ventured into. From web design to being a scuba diving instructor, from illustration to running a music label, we have collected some of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The Determination of Sidney Berthier

Determination can go a long way. Though VCNI junior video editor Sidney Berthier doesn't explicitly say it, he has plenty of determination to spare and his current career path was solely guaranteed by a host of childhood dreams. His path may have...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Creativepool Annual Spotlight 2020: Mark Richardson of Superfried

Freelancing is one thing but being a one-man design studio is another entirely. Enter Mark Richardson; the man who founded Superfried in a London bedroom back in 2007. Now based in the centre of Manchester, Mark has managed to build up an incredible...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Freelancer Grind: Creating an eye-catching portfolio

You need a strong online portfolio to be able to make a good impression on prospective clients. Many designers I meet have weak portfolios and wonder why they don’t find work. Your portfolio showcases you as a designer, your skills and...

Posted by: Hashmukh Kerai
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Inspiration

Creativepool Spotlight: Ben the Illustrator

Having won a silver award in last year's Creativepool Annual for New York City Department of Transport, self-employed artist Ben the Illustrator is the focus of this Spotlight Q&A. Find out about his route into the industry which has led to working...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

TBWA - Boundary Road Brewery Robber’s Dog director, Daniel Borgman, shoots the epic return of the Chocolate Moose for Boundary Road Brewery. Following a multitude of pleading requests from Boundary Road Brewery fans around New Zealand, BRB has...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Post Cannes Comedown: What we can learn, #IPA #4As & World wise women

I was honoured to be asked to share a stage with a rather fabulous line-up: Tamara Ingram, CEO Worldwide, J Walter Thompson, Lauren Connolly, EVP, Executive Creative Director, BBDO New York, Nancy Hill, President and CEO, 4A’s, Kate Stanners,...

Posted by: Becky
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Going freelance? We wrote the book

Going freelance: being your own boss, working flexibly, and taking charge in an industry you love. For many creative types, successful self-employment is the dream. As companies realise the benefits of outsourcing projects, the opportunity to...

Posted by: Interactive Design Institute
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Take My Advice: Don’t give unwanted advice

My topic this week was going to be “how to write an ebook”, for no other good reason than I’ve been asked to write two in the space of a few weeks. Although I know what I’m doing, I thought it might be interesting to pop onto...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Job Description: Illustrator

Illustrators combine art, design and creative skills to develop ideas and produce original visual images for a wide range of products. Image: Jean Jullien: Billboard for London Graphic Centre for It’s Nice That Job Description, Salary &...

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Leaders

Cannes Lions Winners: Day 3

Leo Burnett Leo Burnett Worldwide won 10 Lions in total across the Cyber and Design categories yesterday, bringing its total award count to 54. Leo Burnett Buenos Aires won a Gold Lion in the Cyber category for the Samsung “Safety Truck”...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Award Roundup (Sans Cannes)

Bazillion Pictures sweep the ADDYs Union Station Comes Alive - Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures and BIC Media Bazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at The American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2015 Award Show earlier this week for its work on the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Creative Branding: What's It Good For?

A brand is the visual, emotional, rational, and even cultural image that people associate with a product or with a company. Brands are more important at this period in time than any time in the past century. Brands bring together psychology and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Ogilvy CommonHealth find fame in the future

Two Ogilvy CommonHealth mainstays were inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame's Future Famers Program at an awards dinner held at the Pierre Hotel in New York on tuesday night (February 3). Account executive Lisa Gelbman, and content...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

#Trends. Cam-whoring

by Jessica Hazel. According to the Urban Dictionary the term 'Cam-Whoring' can have one of three possible meanings: 1. 'To take pictures of either yourself and/or with your friends excessively'. 2. 'The act of taking pictures of oneself with...

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Features

Spotlight - Jason Nye - Graphic Designer

- View Jason's Creativepool profile. ‘I'm a young freelance designer with a penchant for vector illustration.' How long have you been a Freelancer for? 4 Years. I started freelancing whilst studying for my undergraduate degree in graphic...

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Inspiration

What a [lovely] load of rubbish

Question: if a piece of art can literally be mistaken for rubbish, does that make it rubbish? No, not necessarily '“ but it does raise an interesting and valid question about whether art can ever be called 'bad' (or 'good') and whether it...

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Inspiration

Graphic Design and Synaesthesia – #MemberSpotlight

In the overload of information and noise that is the digital age, there has never been a stronger push to be yourself and promote your own uniqueness to the world. This is especially true of artists and creatives - everyone has their own style,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Should you leave your job during the pandemic?

You keep looking at the clock waiting for your day to end. The thought of Monday mornings just won’t let you enjoy your weekends. You can’t wait for the next day off - even if you just spent an entire week on leave. We’ve all been...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Print is definitely not dead

Promoting your business offline Pre-internet, promotion looked very different. We relied on using print to show off our best work. We used to send out portfolios so that prospects could see our work in print-form. It’s all very well having a...

Posted by: SEVERN_
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Industry

75% of the industry will keep supporting remote working post-pandemic

Being one of the world’s largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand to what extent the creative industry is recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak. We had the power to make a difference by asking about the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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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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