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Inspiration

The design agency boss that went back to design school

By John Fountain Here’s a widely sweeping statement but in the main I think it’s true: Creative people are not so fond of training. Think about it. I bet most designers, illustrators and art workers are self-taught on the Mac. In fact...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Empathy is everything in content design and creation

I recently directed a piece of video content which we hope will form the bedrock of a campaign driving awareness of a specific disease. The disease and its symptoms are taboo. The content and its story are empathetic. Sufferers of this disease...

Posted by: Matthew
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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

D&AD New Blood Shift offers alternative route into a Career in Design

When D&AD announced its New Blood Shift programme back in April this year, they did so with one priority. In their own words, they wished “To test a belief that success shouldn’t be about who you are, where you’re from, or who you...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Back To School with some of Creativepool's Top 25

The leaves are turning a rusty shade of green and there’s very definitely a chill in the air which can only mean one thing: Autumn’s here. And so, after a summer of veritable freedom, we’re all heading back to our desks, ready to knuckle down...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

The V&A celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd design genius

Pink Floyd are widely regarded as the god-fathers of progressive rock music and one of the biggest and best bands of all time. The prog rock genre gained the title due to the way it's practitioners tried to push the boundaries of what what until then...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Airbnb launches “Samara” design and innovation studio

Initiated by Co-founder Joe Gebbia, the wildly successful online vacation home marketplace Airbnb is launching an innovation and design studio called “Samara,” which will see a multi-disciplinary design studio set up within the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Brexit sends the Design industry into crisis mode

Whilst you might all be more than a little sick at this point of hearing about how the Brexit has monumentally screwed us all over, one area we have yet to really touch on is the design industry, which has been thrown into genuine crisis in recent...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Web Design Predictions and Challenges for 2016

2016 is here. All the web designers and developers are already gearing up to test and embrace fresh ideas and innovations that the year will bring forth. In the past year, one can take a look at our dynamic industry and pick the trends that were...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Alex McDowell applies Hollywood filming technique to refugee camp design

A design technique used on blockbuster films like Minority Report, The Terminal and Man of Steel is being applied to the development of future cities in the face of huge refugee migrations. Production designer Alex McDowell, who heads up 5D Global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Design Spotlight: The London Postal Museum

On the surface at least, there's nothing particularly exciting about the mail, and yet without it, many facets of our society simply couldn't function. Granted the internet has cut down significantly on a number of everyday necessities, but sometimes...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Crossing Borders: How business stumbled over design

We live in the age of design. We've seen Accenture buy design firm Fjord, making the international consulting firm the latest member of the club of multifaceted companies that are integrating studios. Accenture isn't doing its design savvy moves...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Design

London Design Festival 2015: The Highlights

Somerset House At this year’s festival, Somerset House, which is often seen as one of the main hubs of the event, exhibited a range of exciting design innovations. From tree-shaped furniture to a piano played by light and a virtual reality...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

How to make going back to school look pretty awesome

In my youth, there were few things that irritated me more than the glaring “Back to School” signs that seemed to adorn every retail outlet under the sun during the summer holidays, seemingly taunting happy children everywhere with the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

A Great British Design Classic: the telephone box

Yet another reality show came to an end last week, with Jermain Jackman being crowned king on The Voice. But these public competitions - from singing to cooking to interior designing to baking to skating - are nothing new. Did you know, for instance,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Meet the Design Director, Robin Fisher of Nerv

What's the story behind you joining Nerv? I’ve been part of Nerv since the very early days (10 years now). I first met Cynan (Nerv’s founder) when we were both working for a UK based PC manufacturer back in the early 2000s. We were both...

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Advice

How to... Find a job in design

Finding a job in design is not particularly easy as it's one of the most competitive industries out there. Most design companies (when they advertise jobs) seem to always ask for at least 3 years experience, so the chicken and egg scenario starts....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Content for your Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV

by Creativepool. Below lists the basic outline for what you should have in place on your Creative CV for the Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV. You can follow this in the basic order that it is outlined below and this should give your CV an...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - More than words. What do copywriters know about design?

by Magnus Shaw "Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion." Bob Baxley It's funny. Art directors and copywriters work so closely together, for so much of the time, and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Design agencies speak out on mental health

Illustrations: Vault49 Today marks World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The subject has become more important than ever as the world continues to change and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Let's Play: Gamifying graphic design

Let's have fun learning and improving on our graphic design skills by utilising some dope online games. Here are links to the games mentioned: What's that colour? The Kerning Game Brand Recognition Pixactly Bezier Type Game Watch, play along...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

My London Design Festival 2019 highlights

One of the strange truths about working in the creative industry is how easy it is for your focus to narrow and shut out other people’s exciting projects. It’s a trap that leads to people becoming predictable and something I don’t...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Trends

Key themes from Circles Design Conference 2019

On 19-20 September 2019, I attended the Circles Design Conference right in my backyard of Richardson, Texas. It was a great mix of inspiration, design highlights and learnings. This video covers a general synopsis of the 12 speakers and their...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Design

Indigo Award adds Design for Social Change category

This year, Indigo Award held the honour of hosting its second annual ceremony in the heart of Costa del Sol in Spain. The stunning beach town buzzed with some of the world’s best and brightest in design as the industry’s leading talent...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Features

The importance of gamefulness to experience design

In working through a large, complicated project for an automotive client, my team at Critical Mass faced an experience design challenge that only a gamer could solve. The features we came up with were well-received by client stakeholders, but one...

Posted by: Critical Mass
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Advice

The secret to amazing design mock ups

Creating mock ups to elevate your design has never been easier. Let's jump into a couple of quick resources to put your artwork into environment to better display your work on your portfolio or in presentations. Thanks for watching and I hope it...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Creative director Jodine Bell on Principals and design

Jodine Bell is creative director at Australia- and New Zealand-based strategic/creative agency Principals. Her career has gone from strength to strength since her early days at design studio Switch as she develops a team and culture at in the...

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Awards

Indigo Design Award 2019 winners announced in Spain

Every year Indigo Design Award chooses a cutting-edge location to honor an entourage of only the best and brightest in graphic design. The aim is to reward those whose innovative ideas are changing the industry one pixelating proposal at a time- and...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award

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