Some people are surprised to learn that life in a creative agency can be a seasonal thing – with peaks and troughs in productivity and incoming work. The ‘troughs’ usually occur over the summer months and the Christmas period, when staff take holidays and advertising campaigns are often put on hold. When these quieter periods occur you need to be prepared, and there are a few things you can do to ensure you remain occupied.
Saturday June 12th and Sunday June 13th saw Bournemouth host the annual WordCamp event at the Executive Business Centre. It’s the seventh event of its kind, aimed at providing multi-track teaching and resources for WordPress publishers, designers and developers. We sent three team members along in the baking Bournemouth heat to see what it was all about and report back…
With summer soon approaching, you may start thinking about shaping up ready for a holiday. Training with a friend is a great way to stay motivated, but if you don’t have a training partner, a mobile app could be the solution you need, especially when it comes to having motivation. With so many mobile apps to choose from, finding an app to be your perfect fitness buddy has never been easier!
You have a fantastic idea for a new mobile application. Should you build an application for each of the major platforms or one web application to rule them all?
As I was making breakfast for my kids this morning, my eldest son, who’s seven, ran excitedly into the kitchen and exclaimed “Daddy, in the future we’re going to have robots in our homes!” He’d seen something on Newsround (yes, it is still going) about robots designed to assist with everyday household tasks, and this set me off thinking about the future of web design.
Saturday, February 15th 2014: The decals were up, whiteboards mounted, posters hung, and all the dots added to our Pacman tribute wall – we were all set to host to Bournemouth’s first hack event of 2014, HACKBMTH 6! From the Oculus Rift Flappy Bird game to iPhone controlled Nerf guns – HACKBMTH 6 had it all.
In the same week that Facebook turned 10, and the BBC Radio ‘pips’ turned 90, Createful celebrated its own special date, as today marks our 4th year in operation! There have been quite a few changes at Createful, from the early days in Managing Director Kriss’ spare bedroom, to our small office at the Enterprise Pavilion and now in our plush, spacious new digs in the centre of town. We’ve seen some great team members come and go, and have helped a number of interns get started on the career ladder, as well as provide valuable training for school and college students.
All of us here at Createful would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We have created a Christmas themed illustration to mark the occasion…
Rewind the clocks back to June this year, when the Createful team sat together in a small studio in the baking summer heat and put their collective digital heads together for another “Friday Fun Hack” day – a time we dedicate to taking all our odd, fun, bizarre and challenging ideas and attempt to bring them to life.