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>. 09 Oct 2013 08:57


Book Review - From Paris to Perm and beyond

This is one of the latest publications from the creative publisher Taschen. We think it's an informative and exciting addition to their list.

From Paris to Perm and beyond

Dream weekends with interactive itineraries in all corners of Europe

Designed for both iPad and iPhone, with Google Maps to help you find addresses instantly—the perfect pocket travel guide!


>. 14 May 2013 11:28


Come and meet Creative Central at Fresh 2013

Wednesday September 25th - Friday September 27th 2013


Fresh 2013 is much more than an Awards Ceremony. It's a three day celebration of creativity and innovation across all of the Fresh genres: Advertising, Design, Broadcast, Media, Digital, Public Relations and Communications.

It's a Freshtival which will run from Wednesday 26th September to Saturday
28th September 2013 in Manchester.

There will be first class industry speakers, workshops, interactive events, hangover breakfasts, displays of work, exhibitions, shop window displays, a battle of the agency bands and a huge freestyle football competition.

Fresh will be announcing the full programme shortly and allowing everyone to pick and choose those events and elements that are important to you - you don't have to pay for expensive Festival tickets - you can tailor make your own package and own Freshtival experience. Creative Central will post further details when available.

There will be a link on the site soon which will detail the full programme but just in case you are the sort of person who likes to be super organised and know where you will be at exactly 1.20pm in the afternoon of Friday 2nd August 2013 then you might like to note the following dates...

Wednesday 25th September 2013 The Fresh PR Awards
The Open Centre MediaCityUK
Thursday 26th September 2013 Battle of the Bands
Lime Bar, Lowry Outlet Mall, Salford Quays
Friday 27th September 2013 The Fresh Creative Awards
Manchester United, Salford Quays

Oh, and the 2nd August?

Well that's the date the nominations are released for 2013 so we are assuming you will be either in the pub celebrating or commiserating.

Be a part of something special this year...its the 10th Birthday for Fresh...and they can't celebrate without you.

Entries close on Friday 21st June and don't forget to take a look at some of the free and unique entry opportunities this year.

>. 03 May 2013 12:22


Creative Central New Updates

We've made some major changes to the functionality of the site, making it easier for you to manage your Freelance business.

The new updates provide an even better experience in publishing your profile and creative projects, connecting you to potential clients, companies and peer groups. You can even get your work published on the main home page*.

Login in as soon as you can to ensure your profile and projects are up-to-date.

Display more of your projects, skills, career history, feedback, news, achievements and clients.

Regularly updating your portfolio with new projects will increase your exposure and work opportunities. The more projects you add, the more you feature! Users following you will be notified of your new projects.

A selection of the most viewed projects will also feature in our bi-weekly newsletter.

View profiles in your preferred colour option via the dashboard.

Profile and demonstrate your working practices via our new Video Biography facility. Another great way to promote yourself.

Receive instant information about work and project opportunities.

Design Agencies and Creative Companies can now publish their creative credentials.

CC is in a constant state of development, with new and innovative system features arriving on a regular basis to enhance and provide your profile and projects with maximum exposure.

If you have any comments, or want more information about the system, please contact us.


Robert Rollinson-Smith

Additional site features for Pro Account holders

  • Hire Me
  • Pro Account Tab
  • Unlimited Projects
  • Additional Pro Sections
    • Full Resume
    • Feedback
    • News & Achievements
    • Client List
    • Contact Details & Direct Messaging
  • Regions You Work
  • Skills
  • Live Availability Update your calendar with dates you are unavailable
  • Automated Financial Management A Pro Account will automatically updated your availability, notify you of booking proposals, generate your timesheets, invoices/expenses, alert you of any outstanding items and calculate your VAT & Tax returns. All you have to do is do what you do best.

View a Sample Pro Account

*Any front page presence is on a first-come-first-served basis and subject to approval

>. 16 Oct 2012 12:02


FRESH Breakthrough Awards – Results

In early October, Creative Central sponsored the new category of Freelancer Breakthrough at the annual Fresh Awards. This is largely due to our involvement with the Fresh Awards organisation in promoting the credentials of Freelancers.

We would encourage all Freelancers to enter next year, with your best and most proactive projects and hopefully win one of these prestigious awards.

We are working closely with Fresh and other Awarding bodies, including D&AD and Design Week towards recognition of the important contribution the Freelance industry makes to businesses.

We look forward to seeing your Award winning designs on CreativeCentral.Net and will keep you up to date with the next year Design Awards timeframes.

Advertising Breakthrough

Entrant:Smiling Wolf

Title:Camp and Furnace

Client:Camp and Furnace

Credits:Simon Rhodes Creative Director, Leon Russell Designer, Andy Syson Studio Manager

Entrant:Smiling Wolf


Client:Elevator Studios

Credits:Simon Rhodes Creative Director, Heather Almond Senior Designer, Leon Russell Designer, Jason Wood Animator, Dave Slack Web Developer

Entrant:Moors Creative

Title:A-Z of Iconic Men's Hairstyles


Credits:Kristian Moors Director

Entrant:Baker Creative

Title:Self Promotion Campaign

Client:Darren Baker

Credits:Darren Baker Art Direction and Design

Design Breakthrough


Title:Collect - Art Direction & Design


Credits:Rich Edwards Art Director

Entrant:Eskimo Creative

Title:Print, Digital & Experiential

Client:GF Smith

Credits:Mark Janson Creative Managing Director, John Owens Creative Director, Vickie Simpson Designer, Percy Dean Photographer


Title:SABA: The Cookbook

Client:SABA Restaurant

Credits:Alvin Perry Creative Director/Design/Art Director, Matthew Thompson Photographer, Eveleen Coyle Editor, Nicholson Bass Printer

Digital Breakthrough

Entrant:Jon Cleave

Title:Immaterials; wireless technology

Client:Self Initiated Project

Credits:Jon Cleave Art Direction/
Conceptual Development/
Design/Film/Photography, Darren Lewis Technical Development.

Entrant:Bulb Studios

Title:Navsop Indoor Positioning App

Client:Rapier Group

Credits:Rob Hughes Technical Director, Micky Griffths Junior Programmer, Dave Leverton Mobile Team Lead, Ben Harvey Front-End Web Developer, Lee Garto

Entrant:10 Yetis PR Agency

Title:Squawka - bringing sports data to life


Credits: Sanjit Atwal Co-founder, Leo Harrison Co-founder, Rich Leigh PR manager

Visit http://freshawards.blogspot.co.uk to read more.

>. 05 Jul 2012 13:56


New Designers Show 2012

Congratulations on the highest standards of creativity and professionalism we've seen from this sector of the industry.

All New Graduates, exhibiting at the show, can sign-up for a free account at Creative Central.

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