All Careers Advice

  • NEXT Retail 60 second CV
    We’re looking for innovators and trailblazers, the switched-on and clued-up, the faster than fast-paced, the light-years-ahead forward thinkers. We asked Anthony Williams what it’s like to work for such a dynamic environment.
  • Developing your Emotional Intelligence is key to leading happy and successful creative teams, says Tanya Livesey, Leadership Coach and Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business
  • If you’re starting a creative career, an online portfolio is an indispensable marketing tool. Here’s some advice from wedding photographer DeAndre Glover.
  • Our Creative Leaders discuss how to make collaboration work. By Jada Balster, Marketing Director EMEA at Workfront.
  • With its mix of designers, artists, engineers, filmmakers and coders, Microsoft’s Lift London studio helps develop the future of how people will interact with the brand’s services and devices.
  • Sir Paul Smith, David Adjaye, Zoë Wanamaker and Marion Deuchars are among an impressive array of figures from across the creative industries appearing on a new website developed by Paul Brazier to inspire and inform young people
  • Do you aspire to reach the top of your profession someday? Jada Balster, Marketing Director EMEA at Workfront, shows you what things look like from the typical Creative Director’s seat.
  • Framestore co-founder and CCO Mike McGee and head of recruitment Amy Smith on finding new talent and the importance of creating an environment that fosters creativity
  • Whenever we meet students, one of the main questions they always ask is ‘How much do we charge?’: Alex Read of design studio Bamb tells all
  • Graphic design is a resilient and robust discipline, says Robert Harland as he reports from the second annual conference of the Graphic Design Educators’ Network
  • Plumen’s Nicolas Roope has some advice for anyone thinking of starting up on their own
  • As a fresh crop of graduates make their way into the ‘real world’ in search of a job in the creative industries, AKQA’s group creative director Ian Wharton offers advice for how to build a career that will last
  • In the first of a series of articles looking at creative talent on Instagram, we speak to artist Gill Button, who received some unexpected commissions after posting personal work on the site…
  • Wieden + Kennedy London ECD Iain Tait on how the agency is changing its creative process, the difference between real and fake collaboration and why creative leaders come in all shapes and sizes
  • We invited CR readers to submit questions on anything from getting that first placement to funding your own business to Pip Jamieson, founder of creative network The Dots. We also added some of our own. Here are her responses
  • Alan Vest’s illustration work has graced an album cover, appeared on a beer label and been published in The Guardian – all while he was still studying at the Cleveland College of Art and Design
  • Designer Jon Rowlandson had always dreamed of creating the livery for a Formula One team – then one day he got the chance to. Here, he explains how hard work, a passion for the sport – plus a bit of good timing – led him to design the look of the Haas F1 team.
  • Each month we will be tapping into the expertise of our Creative Leaders 50 for their views on how to tackle the biggest challenges of running a creative team. Here, Federico Gaggio shares his insights
  • A recent report by designer and university lecturer Lara Furniss highlights the gap between design education and design practice. Here, for CR, she lays out the problems she discovered and what some solutions might be.
  • What motivates you? Pay? Opportunity? The chance to win awards? Are you happy in your work? We surveyed over 3,000 designers and creatives about their career. Here are the results