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Leaders

The Independent closes its print editions to go online only

For some time, it hasn't been a question of 'if' but 'when' and 'who'. Well, now we know the answer. The Independent (and its Sunday title) is the first national UK newspaper to surrender its print edition and become a digital-only...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Workshop

How to achieve the perfect portfolio: Part 1

For most of us the days of creating our own portfolios from scratch are way behind us now (except if you're a developer), so make life as easy as possible for yourself by using portfolio builders, creative services and platforms that are designed for...

Posted by: Fabrik
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Features

The internet - the staggering truth revealed.

The World Wide Web, it's a wonderful thing to be sure. You've got your social media for endless moaning and pictures of your holidays. You've got your YouTube for Little Mix videos and footage of other people's pets. And you've got your online...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Why internet radio has failed to make a big noise.

Do you listen to the radio via the internet? Quite possibly. Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Live, 6Music, Capital, Smooth - they're all there, streaming away. But, when was the last time you listened to an internet-only radio station? One that's online rather...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Best of the web

by John Fountain. Looking for a bit of creative inspiration over the festive season? Yep, me too. Never mind, let's make do with some weird, wild, crazy, funny and stupid stuff that I've tracked down on the web. Take a bunch of random comments and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Luke Taylor - Us

"Us is a multi-disciplinary design and direction studio, whose work covers brand identity, printed literature, advertising, motion, installations & web. We believe that projects should stem from good ideas no matter how big or small. In their studio...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Paul Boag - Co founder at Headscape

"I have always been rubbish at elevator pitches! But here goes... Headscape is a web design company that offers development, design and consultancy services. We have a broad client base from large public sector organisations to charities, higher...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Henry Stuart - Photographer

I have never received even one hour of training in photography, web design or programming and I make my living out of putting the three together. Creativepool caught up with Henry at Tower Bridge to talk about a lack of training, dodgy ankles and,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

How to... find a job in Web Design

We get emails almost everyday from people wanting web design jobs. However web design and web development jobs have become more and more sophisticated. If you are keen on landing employment in web design then read the notes below. You might also want...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

How to... Become a Freelance Designer

by Creativepool. Most design agencies at some time or another will need to hire freelancers or contract out certain pieces of work. Sometimes [fairly often in fact] agencies will hire in freelancers to free-up the in-house design team so they can...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... Stephen Hardingham - Channel 4

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Head of Design, Future Media and Technology at Channel 4 Television. What does that involve? I'm responsible for designing the Interface user experience on Channel 4's New Media platforms. I...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Between typography, graphic design and perseverance - #MemberSpotlight

Iain Smith Dwight has a mind buzzing with energy and a creative spirit that never rests. From music to fashion, film and even more, Iain can easily find inspiration in any kind of creative industry that interests him, never afraid to take an extra...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

What hides behind the camera? - #MemberSpotlight

Matthew Huntley lives and breathes film. You can say that of many directors, but for few it is as true as with him. Constantly looking for inspiration, endlessly focused and with a specialism in documentaries, Matt is a prolific director/filmmaker...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Four Essential Ingredients of a Winning Pitch

I don’t believe in pitch templates. There is no surer way to deaden the vitality and spark of a creative idea than to compress it awkwardly into a pre-formatted PowerPoint or Keynote document. The best pitches are those that are as creative as...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Inspiration

From simple visions to Something Big - #CompanySpotlight

Some of the best agencies and pieces of creative work in this industry are often born out of simplicity and clarity of vision. The story of Something Big, one of the Top 20 communications agencies on Creativepool, isn't much different in that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Behind the veil of a visionary artist - #MemberSpotlight

Anyone could lose themselves looking at the incredibly visionary and hypnotic work of Silas Toball. What you can see below is but a small fragment of Silas's production, an impressive body of work with explosions of colours, incredible details, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Job Description: Retoucher

The job of a retoucher is far more complicated and exciting than just making exceptionally pretty people even prettier. Editing images and videos, or photographic retouching, helps the creative present his or her project in the best light...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The evocative video artistry of Andrea Pierri - #MemberSpotlight

Andrea Pierri thinks of himself as a creative video maker, and if there is one thing that certainly isn't missing from his videos, that is creativity indeed. From poetry to visual arts and communications, Andrea can gain inspiration from almost...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Social Commerce: the new retail avenue for brands

Following the rise of social media during the pandemic, one may be left to wonder about the destiny of retail and how retail sales will be shaped by such surge in social media user bases. It is true that there is an opportunity for brands to take on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The many friends of Friend + Johnson - #CompanySpotlight

It isn't often that we feature artist agents around these shores. Every time we do, incredibly inspiring companies such as Friend + Johnson remind us why we should never stop. Every artist represented by Friend + Jonhson works differently, but the...

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

Sustainability needs its digital heroes

In our mostly-digital world, brands have countless ways to connect with consumers and engage with them on sustainability issues. However, the process of digital transformation is often forgotten or overlooked. Any website is leaving a "digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Pursuing a healthy work-life balance - #MemberSpotlight

Being a creative professional isn't a job - it's a life commitment. We think creative, work creative, dream creative and sometimes even entertain us with creative hobbies. It's like a curse, but one we're much happy to have. Yet when Designer & Art...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Getting around the danger of click bots in digital marketing data

With an overabundance of noise reaching out to customers every day, marketing needs to be relevant and aim for quality to stand out among the sea of competitors. Which can only be done by improving customer experience across all platforms. However...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Global creative calendar: April 2021

Among this month's slate of alluring virtual events, everyone who's open to new experiences has much to gain. Future and current leaders from vital industry sectors are going all in, curtains are set to draw back, and stages will illuminate. As...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Leaders

How Maverick Media connects People to Video Games - #GettingToKnow

You can tell from the interview below that Joel Maguet, Head of Studio at Maverick Media, is a huge fan of stories and moving people with them. Joel has always been passionate about film and production, so when the time was right, choosing Film...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Ambitions in Silk - #CompanySpotlight

Nobody likes change. Somehow, it is how we as humans are coded from the onset. Change freightens us, making us defensive and sometimes even aggressive, in the attempt to preserve a status quo. For that reason, it is fascinating to see how the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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