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Inspiration

Meet Claire Barrow: the latest pioneer of wearable tech

Claire Barrow is a DIY designer and luxe leather specialist. She’s made the likes of FKA Twigs stand out in her jackets, and uses unique, folkloric inspired illustrations to decorate her materials. She’s something of a design It Girl with...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

The raw and dramatic edge of Conor O'Brien's music | #MemberSpotlight

Freelance Composer and Sound Designer Conor O'Brien has been playing music for most of his life. His passion for music composition and for striking the perfect soundtrack for any project is almost physically tangible in all the beautiful projects...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why you should stop accepting free pitches right now

Just the other day I saw a freelance job ad looking for a freelancer who would rewrite 10 articles of 3,000 words each… at the price of $25. $25, for about 30,000 words. It is over half of a medium-sized novel - which are usually paid by...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

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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Leaders

What PR lessons can we learn from Brexit?

Brexit: the PR disaster that simply won’t go away. Heads have rolled, reputations have been severely tarnished, promises have been made and broken, and all the while the UK public has been left scratching its proverbial head trying to work out...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Desigual flips logo for good in new campaign from WE ARE Pi

Barcelona-based fashion house Desigual has permanently flipped its logo as part of a campaign developed by Amsterdam-based creative agency WE ARE Pi. The work is hung on the idea that 'forwards is boring’ and Desigual is the first...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Innocent 'energised' by Brand Team Annual win

Smoothie brand Innocent’s Annual Brand Team of the Year win in 2018 energised its whole creative team, according to Katie Rosen, group head of creative. The department has grown by 10 - from 8 to 18 - in her five-year tenure since she joined...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

How tech influences the way we view conflict

November 11 2018 marked the 100th Armistice Day since the end of World War I (WWI). It struck me how - despite all being tragic - most wars and conflicts have quite a different ‘feel’ in the public psyche. I think a significant part of...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Leaders

Creative Opinions: Adland and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup creates some pretty valuable opportunities for advertisers. TV coverage of its matches attracts gigantic audiences across the world (about 3.5 billion people viewing at home in more than 200 countries) during a season when TV...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: New designers, the RAF, feeling super and other stories

Village Green - New Designers Graduate show New Designers has unveiled a new visual identity, featuring imagery that depicts a mishmash of brightly coloured materials and objects. Now in its 33rd year, the two-week-long graduate show highlights the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Firstborn - Jagermeister Spirits brand Jägermeister has selected Firstborn as its digital agency of record, following a review launched in October which included four undisclosed agencies, in addition to Firstborn. Firstborn will be tasked with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: UKIP, Moonpig, Dropbox, Auto Trader and other stories

Moonpig (in-house) Online card and gift retailer Moonpig has rebranded, swapping out its cartoon pig mascot for a simpler, typographic look. Designed by Moonpig’s in-house design team in collaboration with consultants Cat Totty and Ian Styles,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Adland shows off its true colours for Pride London

Adland has really got stuck in for Pride London this year. We've already covered the wonderful official “Love Happens Here” campaign by WCRS, but that was only the tip of the rainbow. Here, we've gathered a few of the more interesting...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

AKQA Italy Umberto Basso has been appointed as Managing Director of AKQA in Italy. Prior to this role, Umberto was Head of Emerging Technology at AKQA, and will now report into Matthew Bain, International Managing Director. Umberto will oversee AKQA...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: Quorn, Hellmann's, and Vocation Brewery

WPA Pinfold - Harvey's Brewery WPA Pinfold has designed the packaging and branding for Harvey’s Brewery’s new craft beer range, which looks to target a younger audience with a painterly style. The consultancy worked with a local artist...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: From YO! Sushi to World Sailing and Pandora

Paul Belford Ltd – YO! Sushi YO! Sushi has unveiled a pretty bold rebrand, which actually goes so far as to drop “Sushi” from the main logo. Elsewhere, it also takes on a decisively simpler, and more illustration-inspired look. The rebrand was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week

McCann London - Shredded Wheat Shredded Wheat has launched a new brand platform with the message that, on a breakfast of 100% whole grain wheat, you will “Shred” life. We're talking the popular gym parlance here of course, not a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

D&AD 2016 awards 747 Pencils to winners

The 54th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place Thursday night (19 May) in London, where two Black Pencils were awarded; the highest accolade in the creative industry. As well as being the most awarded design agency at the Ceremony, UK...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Budapest100: Steampunk ATM Machines & Tunnels into the Sky

Budapest100 is an urban civil festival organised annually to celebrate the 100 year-old buildings of Budapest. During the festival on April 16 and 17, the 120-year old Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard) was the focus of the program. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Levi's & The 501 Jean

How do you make a brand timeless? It’s the million-dollar question in all branding conundrums. And folks trapped in the middle of the problem could do a lot worse than look to the Levi's 501 Case Study for inspiration. Levi's transition from...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Studio Egret West design the Tube Stations of the future

Studio Egret West unveiled a revolutionary new design vision for the London Underground stations of the future this week, in a design manifesto developed by the London studio that includes more eye-catching tube station entrances, subdued lighting...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: From Swedish Cuisine to the BFAs

Kessels Kramer - NRW Forum Kessels Kramer has designed a new identity system for NRW Forum, the German cultural centre, based around the phrase “Change is the only constant.” Taking this as a starting point the only thing that is certain...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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