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November 29, 2017 - Comments Off on Creative Social Presents: F**k That’s Good

Creative Social Presents: F**k That’s Good

We sent @jensties down to last weeks last ever CS Presents, here's the DL! 

There’s plenty of crap out there. But there’s also plenty of creative goodness. And it’s the latter that is the focus of Creative Social’s ‘F**k That’s Good’ evening.

The premise is simple. Ask six people, who are already killing it in their respective fields, what blows their creative mind. And since it was Creative Social’s last CS Presents event, each speaker was asked to name their expected trend for 2018.

If you didn’t make the event - we got your back. Here’s a digest of what went down.

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November 29, 2017 - Comments Off on Get Creative in Under 3 Minutes

Get Creative in Under 3 Minutes

Being creative doesn't mean spending hours agonising over a single idea. In fact quite the opposite. Forcing yourself to work under a timer can often achieve better results, much like working to a really tight deadline. Some of my finest design work has been created when it felt like it was physically impossible to achieve. The kind of hear-your-heartbeat-in-your-ears kind of stress.

Putting yourself under false deadlines will help push out different kinds of imagination and also improve your ability to get across a really good idea in a short amount of time. For instance for a pitch or if you really want to kick-ass at Pictionary.

Here's a list of ways to boost your flow of creativity and help improve your portfolio, just make sure you have a watch/timer handy and go for it.

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August 15, 2017 - Comments Off on Lessons in life and advertising

Lessons in life and advertising

It's not often you hear about the educators behind advertising graduates, but this is an occasion to shout about a very special one.

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July 5, 2017 - Comments Off on ABC of Advertising Abbreviations: Part 1

ABC of Advertising Abbreviations: Part 1

There are numerous abbreviations the ad-world uses in day to day chit chatter. But what do they actually stand for again...? From ACD to Zip. We've got you covered! Part 1

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June 13, 2017 - Comments Off on D&AD New Blood Shift

D&AD New Blood Shift

Talent isn't about where you've been, or who you know. And it's not about having a university degree, either. It's about raw ability – and opportunities.

D&AD are back for another round of New Blood Shift – an intensive night school programme, which you can complete around your current job. There are workshops and talks by those at the top of their game and real client briefs to test your creative minds in ability and craft.

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April 21, 2017 - No Comments!

Home Schoolin’

This is probably my favourite part of the series. It’s about getting creative brain power in exchange for not much effort. Physical effort that is, you will need to think, but the fact you’re wandering through the YCC means you probably love this shit anyway, so it shouldn’t feel like too hard work. Get savvy from the comfort of your own bed. And just FYI, when I say creative I don’t just mean copywriters and art directors, I literally mean anyone who focusses on thinking differently, or uses art to solve problems, it could be anyone you admire.

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March 8, 2017 - No Comments!

Alison Carmichael : The Score

Yesterday, we celebrated International Woman's Day with 30 amazing pieces of advice from some of the industries finest. But... who created that incredible logo we heard you all ask? None other than the award-winning hand lettering artist; Alison Carmichael. We caught up with Alison to find out a little bit more about her story and how she ended up mixing with us 'orrible lot.

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March 1, 2017 - No Comments!

UpNorthodox Thinking

Gone are the days when ad training only existed in London. This past decade has seen a shit ton of creative aid pop up outside of the capital, or at least on the internet. Yes, it’s hard to believe when many seniors simply suggest schemes that exist down south, which are of course fabulous, but not something everyone can afford or travel to when just starting out (me).

Most training isn’t just for students, and can be attended any time. So, don’t get into a strop about how you’ll never get into the industry because you’re oh so deprived whilst 'stuck' up North (again, me). I’ve found lots of similar stuff going on up these ends to tide you over in the meanwhile.

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