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How to become a freelancer in the UK, according to those who’ve done it

2020-12-07T12:01:03+01:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Illustration by Abbey Lossing for Creative Boom. © Creative Boom In normal times, there are many reasons to go freelance, including the freedom to set your own hours, choose the type of work you want to do, and potentially earn more money. In 2020, many of us have been forced into it through redundancy. Either [more]

Life Support is a new digital tool to help us talk about death

2020-12-07T12:00:57+01:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Creative agency The Liminal Space aims to help break taboos around death and dying, through a new digital tool called Life Support. The idea is to help people have difficult conversations, "empowering" them at a time when, thanks to Covid-19, many of us have dwelled on our collective mortality more than usual. Indeed, according to [more]

Dale Edwin Murray’s hip hop influenced art is Louder than a Riot

2020-12-07T12:00:52+01:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

All images courtesy of the artist. © Dale Murray Dale Edwin Murray is an illustrator and graphic artist based in London. After finishing university, he had plans to become a photographer but eventually became a self-taught illustrator. Since then he has created for the editorial, advertising and design industries alongside selling his own hip-hop inspired [more]

Haein Jeong’s goofy zine wants you to Kill Them With Kindness

2020-11-13T12:06:56+01:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

If you're ever in South Korea and someone calls you a 'ddorai' (또라이), don't necessarily take it as a compliment. Here's Seoul artist Haein Jeong to explain why. "Ddorai has some range of usage," she tells Creative Boom. "It's slang, and I wouldn't recommend using it in formal conversation. It can mean eccentric people who [more]

Waitrose & John Lewis Christmas ad for 2020 asks us to ‘give a little love’ and supports the creative industries

2020-11-13T12:05:25+01:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

It was always going to be a challenge for any major retailer to come up with the goods for this year's much-anticipated Christmas ad. But for Waitrose & John Lewis, it has once again delivered the festive cheer we all need with a heartwarming campaign that asks us to "give a little love". Inspired by [more]

Steph Stilwell on making the doodle desk of your dreams

2020-11-13T12:05:09+01:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Everyone has a sketchbook of ideas and doodles. Now imagine if that sketchbook went public and available for anyone to use as part of their own ideation process, with all your quirky sketches out there on the world stage. Could you imagine? Steph Stilwell doesn't need to daydream this scenario. A pun-loving illustrator based in [more]