Digital

Apps, wearables, websites: the world of digital creativity

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Manchester [Design] City

DM16, Manchester’s festival of design and creativity, returns from 12-23 October with talks, exhibitions, workshops, films and more

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CR September 2016: The Learning Issue

Our print issue this month takes the theme of Learning, with features on unlocking your creativity, workshops, exercises for you to try and the story of a new pub in Manchester built by the community

Creative careers

How to build an enduring creative career

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

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Don’t just take, make

In his brilliant contact sheet work, William Klein combined photographic imagery, paint and type and made something greater than the sum of its parts

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Design in the startup world

How must designers, used to striving for perfection in their work, modify their processes and attitudes to fit the ‘ship fast and often’ mindset of Silicon Valley? John Maeda identifies three key issues

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How to run a successful kickstarter campaign

For everything from documentaries to revivals of old corporate identity manuals and wearable devices, Kickstarter has become the key platform for securing financial backing. Having just run a successful campaign, Tim Malbon shares what he has learned

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Startup life: how an idea becomes a business

In a revealing and encouraging panel discussion at this year’s SohoCreate festival, four creative business-owners discussed the highs and lows of startup life and offered some words of wisdom and warning for aspiring entrepreneurs

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Sharing Spaces: co-working environments that foster creativity and community

Co-working spaces offer both flexibility and the sense of community that freelancers or those starting out often miss from larger offices. We visited three co-working spaces in Manchester to examine the various models on offer and how their owners seeks to make those who work there feel like they are part of something bigger