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Creator of the Month - November - Alorsold

By Thomas Langella on November 07, 2017 00:00 Featured Authors 0

Hello everyone!

I hope that you’re all doing well! The clocks have gone back to winter time now and to kick off the month of November, we’re offering you the chance to discover the story of Axel, known under the user name Alorsold on eYeka

To start with, can you tell us a bit more about yourself? How did you end up in the world of creation? What do you do outside of eYeka?

I’ve been drawing, inventing and finding solutions for things since I was little. I’ve always dreamed of being an inventor or a comic strip designer. Today, I’m an industrial/product designer, which is a good compromise in terms of visual expression and creativity. I’ve spent part of my career in Asia, and for now I’m back in France, freelancing. I’m passionate about my job and I consider myself really lucky to wake up with a smile on my face when I go to work. Innovation through use is at the heart of my job, so I’m always looking to get closer to future consumers and understand their needs. I appreciate that even more since it’s extremely enriching on a human level. What I’m looking for is to facilitate people’s daily lives whilst also bringing emotion.

You’ve been a member of eYeka since 2012, can you tell us what led you to join the community?

I discovered eYeka thanks to a classmate during my Masters at Strate (Paris). Principally, it was the diversity of subjects on offer that tempted me to take part. I try to keep a global approach in terms of creativity and reaching out to everything. When I started working, I realised the importance of these competitions. They’re good practice, with solid subjects and they allowed me to develop an overview of the projects. I'm a challenger as well, eYeka allowed me to push my limits to create better.

Can you tell us about your creative process during the eYeka competition? Where do you look for inspiration?

I seek to push limits and for that, I get my inspiration from a lot of things: the internet, exhibitions, personal experience, travelling. I’m a perfectionist in my work and try to only offer solutions that I’d use/buy myself. I do a lot of benchmarking in order to understand the market and to imagine how to improve a product or a system in a simple way.

Is there a project or a creation that you’re particularly proud of?

I'm pretty proud of my Mountain Dew project. It’s a product that I dream of being able to use one day!

What have you been able to create or do with the prizes that you’ve won?

I’m a passionate traveller, so the prizes have let me travel even further afar;) 

 Can you sum up eYeka in a short phrase?

For me, eYeka is a motor that allowed me to challenge myself and to showcase my know-how in various domains.

Anything you’d like to add to close? What advice would you give to new creators?

Don’t limit yourself to the competition side of things. See it as personal training. Be proud of every single one of your submissions. Create better, create emotion and inspire us!

Thank you, Axel! Good luck with the rest of your adventure on eYeka, we’ll see you soon in the next competition J


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Creator of the Month: MUZI from China

By joeylau on October 04, 2017 08:03 Featured Authors 0

Hello, eYeka community! 

As we start to approach the final few months of the year, we would like to introduce you to a creator from China, who goes by MUZI and is inspired by everything she sees around her. Let’s dive right in with October’s Creator of the Month!


  1. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and your story? Fun facts about you?

I studied sculpture in college. After graduation, I traveled to various places in China, oftentimes spending a lot of time in a place if I liked it. So, I did a lot of different types of work like bartending, waitressing in youth hostels, and teaching in remote areas.  I liked all my jobs as they allowed me to meet different people and kept my outlook on life very fresh and interesting. Now I am a freelancer and live in my hometown.


  1. What made you interested in design and the creative world? Was there any inspiration or a person who inspired you?

I grew up liking graffiti, and then learned to make sculptures. I do not remember when I started but now I seem to be inseparable from the design. Everything around me inspires me; they make me feel interesting, strange and different.


  1. How did you find out about eYeka and why did you decide to join?

I actually joined eYeka in 2012, but I did not submit any creations before 2016. I discovered eYeka simply by doing a Google search of creative contests and then I forgot about it for 4 years.  In 2016, I returned my hometown and did not know what to do. I had a chance to explore eYeka once again and really understand it, then I was attracted to the concept. eYeka has designers from around the world, their ideas are novel and interesting and bring me different creative inspiration. I am filled with new ideas every day.


  1. Can you share your creative process with eYeka contests? How can you come up with a great idea?

First, I choose a contest to participate in—if a game does not inspire my ideas on it then I will not join it. I dont have a specific creative process; I just have the idea and do it. The most important thing is to meet a contest that will make us passionate!


  1. Is there any tips and tricks you can share with other creators? 

Most of the time I just do what I want to do with the design and create it; actually I am not that good at winning. I prefer to see the comments at the end of the contest, and other designers to give me advice, which helps me improve. The deletion is a very important process. Keep out the not-so-good ideas, find one or two of the most consistent and relevant ideas, and do it.


  1. When you submit entries that are rejected, how do you maintain positivity to keep submitting great ideas?

Usually if an idea is rejected, eYeka will give the creator an extended time even if the contest has ended to improve on the idea, so I do not panic. For me, it is usually because of my use of English that the eYeka's reviewers do not understand. :) After all, I am not good at English. The solution to this is to make the more simple in display, and use a short note to express the ideas.


  1. What have you been able to do or to achieve with the prizes you have won?

The first prize, I used it to buy a nice computer, because when I first returned to my hometown, the apartment had almost no electronic products at all.


  1. If you could describe eYeka in 3 words, what would that be?

Flexible, Challenging, Happy


  1. And at last, what advices would you give to new creators? 

Stick to their own ideas, be happy to complete each of their favorite contests. Go out more, maybe inspiration is somewhere around you :)


Thanks for the inclusive and encouraging advice! Until next time !

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Creators of the month: team m_borovaya from Russia.

By Ekaterina Pashina on September 05, 2017 09:57 Featured Authors 0

Hi, eYeka, 

We often see how some of you find like-minded people to work with in eYeka contests. Sometimes, these are teams of 2-3 people, friends, couples, colleagues.

This month, we’d like to introduce you to a very creative team from Russia, known to us under the pseudonym m_borovaya. It contains 11 people! A whole creative group that gushes with fresh ideas and is always prepared to take on new creative challenges. Together, these guys also represent the national team of KVN Kaliningrad. This summer, they came to visit eYeka in Paris, and we finally managed to see all the members of m_borovaya and get acquainted with the creators. 

Please tell us a bit more about yourself – what’s your story? What do you do besides your great creations on eYeka? What does m_borovaya mean? 

Hello everybody. First, m_borovaya is "we", not one person. We are a group of like-minded people from the westernmost region of Russia – the Kaliningrad region. Today, there are 11 of us.

It wasn’t like this right from the start. When we first registered for eYeka, there were a few less of us. By the way, our friend Maria Borovaya registered us. So we named the account in her honor.

A year later, we left this platform for the sake of what we’ve been involved in for a significant part of our lives – KVN (which translates as the Happy, Resourceful Club). This is a large-scale competition between so many teams from all over the former Soviet Union and some other countries in the comedy field. It’s because of this involvement that we took up creative thinking.

In 2016, having achieved considerable successes in KVN, we returned to eYeka to try again to apply our skills to “out-of-the-box” thinking and a positive attitude to life.

You have been an eYeka member since 2014. Could you tell us why you decided to join this platform?

We were looking for new ways to translate our creative thoughts and ideas into reality. The eYeka site was shown to us by our friend. It was an unusual experience. But we are so taken by it that we now have no intention to leave. 

Can you share your creative process with eYeka contests? What inspires you? 

All our thoughts and creative processes are based, first of all, in life. Its events, amazing or, conversely, run-of-the-mill situations. We try every time to look at this from a new perspective, to pay attention to those details that are generally left in the shadows of the everyday. And self-development. Constantly reading books, articles, communication with those more professional than we are, people from different sectors. All this translates into unorthodox approaches to tasks, and non-standard methods for their solution.

You have 416 accepted entries and 9 prizes! Many congratulations! How do you do it? What is your working process? 

"Right, there’s a new contest for eYeka! Everyone read the assignment, and today we will discuss it" – that’s how we approach each new competition. Every one. Because we don’t choose individual competitions for one reason or another. We try to take on all of them. It's a new challenge. It’s another way to learn something new in this or that area, to learn all about people living in other countries using products which we sometimes don’t have ourselves.

We read the assignment, study the topic, and then apply one of our ways of collective thinking which KVN taught us. This is brainstorming. Each of us has sheets of paper with a theme (usually a theme = a competition). We write on them anything interesting that comes into our heads. After a set time, we swap sheets, and so topics go round full circle.

After that, we discuss ideas, if necessary, arrange a number of brainstorming sessions, and then put the selected ideas into production (writing, drawing, shooting).

 Do you have a favorite entry that you are especially proud of? If yes, why this one in particular? 

We don’t have any favorite work on eYeka yet. We try to put all our efforts into every one of them. Into coming up with ideas as much as their execution. Of course, we could choose one of those that won a prize. But we even liked many of those that didn’t make it through. It seems our favorite works still lie ahead. What’s more, so far, we’ve never won first place. ;) 

When did you start your life as a creator? 

We’re all lucky enough to have been born with great creative potential. We just had to nurture and develop it throughout our lives. In our team, we’re all good at something. One of us shoots a video, another is great at working with sound, someone covers photography and art, another is good at psychology – we all do our bit. However, no one has done any professional courses in these subjects, or attended any educational institutions. We just draw from life. So we’re constantly learning, understanding new spheres. 

What have you been able to do or to achieve with the prizes you have won? 

So far, the most interesting thing we’ve spent our prize money on is a terrific trip to Paris. There was a time when we won prizes in several competitions. And we immediately decided unanimously to spend the winnings on this trip. To the country, the city where the eYeka office is located, thanks to which we had the chance to see this amazing part of the world.

Actually, this is what we plan to spend our prize money on – travel.

 If you could describe eYeka in 3 words, what would that be? 

We thought about it for a while and came to the conclusion that we only need one word – springboard. Yes, in a word, it’s a springboard. Yet regarding eYeka, we see it as something important to invest in. It’s all about possibility. It’s a chance. It’s a way to step up a gear and take our professionalism, skills and knowledge to new heights. It was thanks to this springboard that we saw new horizons for ourselves, gained valuable knowledge and set ourselves important and ambitious goals. 

And finally, what advice would you give to new creators? 

First, without wishing to be trite – don’t give up. We know people who tried to upload their work to the platform, and when they saw that, after a month or two, they hadn’t succeeded, they quit. As we said above, eYeka is a springboard. And these people just clung on to the handrail and got off the springboard, without trying to step up a gear and reach new heights.

The decision to reach the next level requires patience and self-belief. You need to develop these qualities in yourself.

It’s a competition – so enjoy it. While there are people whose results may sometimes be better than yours, you can learn from your mistakes and develop as a result.

And finally, it’s a dream. The dream to make this world a better place. It doesn’t matter who you are by profession, what kind of knowledge you have – use it all for the common good. Then you’ll be happy with yourself. And you’ll start to win more competitions on eYeka. ;)

Team's Instagram account:  @fishfreshmedia

Facebook: @fishfreshmedia

Some performances of the team in the KVN game in Russia you can see here, here and here 

Many thanks to all your team for an interesting interview! We wish you much creative success on eYeka, as well as in all areas of your creative life!

Good luck!

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“eYeka prizes allow me to pay off wedding bills!” said James Pickles, our Creator of the Month of Aug 2017

By kajeeporntechataveekijkul on August 01, 2017 07:00 Featured Authors 0

Hello eYeka people!

Summer is here! And it’s time to get some inspiration from our Creator of the Month! Let us introduce you a creator from UK, James Pickles or jamesdesign who has joined eYeka for less than a year but have already won 4 prizes! Curious to know how he did that? Let’s go find out!

Hi James! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and your story? What do you do besides your great creations on eYeka? Fun facts about you?

Im a 40 year old graphic designer from the UK. I Qualified from university 20 years ago with B.A (Hons) in Graphic design and communication. (Wow! Has it been that long!)

Im currently an ‘In-House’ graphic design manager, working for several different fashion brands. My day to day involves Art Directing photoshoots, creating fashion magazines and press adverts, as well as lots of direct marketing and promotional materials.

What made you interested in design and creative world? Was there any inspiration or a person who inspired you?

From being a very young child I would constantly be drawing whether that be cartoon characters or cars, I would always have a pencil in my hand! I would religiously watch the Rolf Harris TV show as a child (a very well-known cartoonist here in the UK). 

It’s very disappointing these days that everything seems to be computer based, there doesn’t seem to be much of a market place for hand drawn illustration in the commercial world. I love design and wouldn’t want to be doing anything else for a living. 

I intend to ‘go back to my roots’ and pick up the pencils and paint brushes again later in life, travelling the world painting scenes from around the globe.

You just joined us back in 2016 but you have contributed a lot! Could you tell us how did you find out about us and why did you decide to join?

Yes, I have been a member of eYeka for less than a year now, but pleased to say I have won 4 competitions (so far!). My current role at work can be limiting as far as concepts are concerned with it being fashion based and I really wanted to get involved in doing graphic design work for some big brands in various different sectors, so before I decided to look for another job that would allow me to get involved in doing this, I looked online to see if I could find anywhere I could have this creative output and I’m incredibly pleased to say I found eYeka!

eYeka is the perfect fit for me, it allows me to carry on with the  job I love, but also challenge myself for some great brands in my spare time. (Plus the extra cash is always welcome!)  

Can you share your creative process with eYeka contests? How can you come up with a great idea?

My process involves checking the eYeka website every morning whilst I have my morning coffee at home, I look to see if there are any new briefs to work on, I will read through the brief, then on my journey to work I will be thinking about it… Any ideas, thoughts, taglines, etc I will note on my phone, I will have the brief in the back of my mind for the rest of the day and will again just note down any thoughts on my phone. (God bless the iPhone!) Then on an evening I will go through the notes and transfer them to mac, I try to work on how to engage the audience, find the solution to the problem, I look for key words within the brief to find an angle or hook.

Up until now, you have submitted 139 accepted entries and 4 prizes in just a year! How do you do it? Is there any tips and tricks you can share with other creators?

Yes, I’ve been a member for about 9 months, I’m pleased to say I have won 4 competitions. I think that reading the brief and understanding the ‘problem’ the brand has is key to answering the brief. The solution is always right there in the brief, it’s just a case of dissecting it. I often look at the very opposite of some of the keywords I find in the brief to find the answer, i.e if the challenge is to find something light, I will explore how dark is the very opposite… explore the negatives to find the positives (if that makes sense!?) 

Do you have a favourite entry that you are especially proud of? If yes, why this one?

Yes, my most recent win is my favourite. I think the quote from the brand on my winning entry was “I absolutely nailed it” It had a perfect tagline for the brand and the visual/concept was challenging the viewer to engage with the product.

What have you been able to do or to achieve with the prizes you have won?

With the prizes I have won it has allowed me to pay off some of the payments on the car I promised myself I would get before I was 40 years old (I managed to get it at 39 years old!) a Porsche 987S 3.4. I also recently got married to my beautiful wife, Samantha and eYeka has allowed me to pay off the wedding bills!

If you could describe eYeka in 3 words, what would that be?

Challenging, addictive, inspiring

And at last, what advices would you give to new creators?

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Read the brief and take down ANY thoughts even if you think they won’t lead to a solution, quiet often they do!

Thanks so much for the inspiration! We’re happy to hear that we are indirectly a part of your fancy car and your beautiful wedding ;)

You can learn more about James’ work on his personal website: https://www.behance.net/james_pickles  

Until next time!

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Discovering eYeka talents: creator of July - Marcio Frois

By pernianfarahani on July 03, 2017 08:46 Featured Authors 0

Hello eYeka!

Finally sunny July has arrived and it’s time again to discover another inspiring creator of the month. This time we want to introduce to you Marcio/mhfrois – a freelancer from Brazil who has inspired us mostly by his ideas for our mobility contests! Let’s meet him and know more about what he does on his spare time, the source of his inspiration and how he has managed to get 256 accepted entries on eYeka!


So Marcio, please tell us a bit more about yourself, what’s your story? What do you do besides your great creations on eYeka?

Since childhood I have a very fertile imagination. I loved reading comic books, watching cartoons and TV shows. Then I would go out into the neighborhood creating my own hero story, having fun even when I was alone. Somewhat like the character in the BOB'S WORLD drawing, haha! When I grew up, I ended up pursuing an advertising career. I worked 11 years in a cultural institution in my city. Then a great friend called me to be a partner in his agency, where I stayed for 2 years. I am currently in a technology company, but I continue to serve clients as a freelancer.

You have been an eYeka member for just a little over 1 year. Could you tell us when and why you decided to join this platform?

My other great Buddhist friend, Alexandre Godoy, has been a member of eYeka since 2011. He works with videos but did not have much time to attend. In 2016, he had the intuition to call me to participate in the contests with him and share the prizes. Since then, I have been working in a large advertising agency, with multinational clients and exciting jobs. I was really needing to rescue my creativity because at work it is not always possible. And participating in the eYeka contests gave me the possibility to let the imagination flow in the limit, without exaggerated restrictions.

Can you share your creative process with eYeka contests? What inspires you?

At first I was so happy that I wanted to participate in all contests. But after a while, I realized that the ideal is to select the jobs that I identify with the most and focus, since there are many proposals per month. After choosing the contests, save the briefing on GOOGLE KEEP on my cell phone and read it several times, since I have already been disqualified a few times for not being suitable for the briefing. During the day, when I have an idea, I open the application and note it. At night, at home, I research a bit about the brand on the internet, select some photos on imagebank sites and search for new technologies that can help create something new in the case of innovative ideas projects. Finally, I write down all the ideas and select one or more, developing the text and answering the questions. Only after that I start to create the visual part.


During only a year you have 256 accepted entries and 4 prizes! Big congratulations!How do you do it? What is your working process?

Gratitude !! Every time I get the email from '' YOUR PROPOSAL HAS BEEN SELECTED '', I feel my energy at the top and that's incredible. From what I have read about creativity, it is a non-continuous process that happens gradually. After I read the briefing, I do the brand research, technologies and photos on the internet, I leave the idea aside for some time and gradually I'm thinking of a creative solution. I remember my first prize, ''Exciting yet Stable life", in July 2016, I got the idea while resting after lunch on a pew bench. It was like a flash, a very quick insight. Of course sometimes I get really excited about a job and I really think he has a chance of winning but then it does not happen. But the important thing is to be happy also when the other participants win. I love choosing my champions on the community mural. There are so many amazing people taking part in the contests.

I can not help but mention that whenever I can I involve my family in the process of creating the contests. My son Julio Campos, age 17 (photo), usually evaluates my work, suggesting ideas and giving opinions. In the VICKS VapoRub contest, the inspiration for my entry came from my mother, Dita Lages from Campos Fróis, 77 years old (no photo - by the way, she does not like to take pictures!). The idea was a rubber glove in the shape of the VICKS brand to pass the ointment without letting the product have contact with the skin. And it's at my mom's house that I get every Saturday afternoon creating projects for eYeka.


My beautiful nieces Fernanda, 9; And Marina Fróis Lages, 7 (photo), and Felipe and Giovana Fróis, were inspirational sources for the idea of ​​a panela that cooked several separate foods and at the same time, for the TEFAL contest. My younger sister, Valéria Fróis, mother of the two little angels, always helps me with great ideas. Currently, she and I have an entry competing for the PERFUME GIFTING competition. Let's wait to smell the scent of this story, hahaha! I find it interesting to know and understand how people from other age groups think about products and solutions. Children usually have a very free mind. For this reason, whenever I have the opportunity, I involve my family in the brainstorms!


Do you have a favorite entry that you are especially proud of?If yes, why this one in particular?

Among the works I did and did not win, I particularly like the ones I created for the "ENGAGING WITH NATURE" contest, which is a huge project (and very expensive, I imagine!) And very creative that gave me great pleasure in developing; And 'UNIVERSAL FREE TRANSPORTATION', which is very futuristic and realistic at the same time, as a solution for transportation in the future. After my first job for this contest was rejected, I sent an eYeka support email asking if I could send another proposal after the deadline. And bingo !!! The moderator gave me another 24 hours and I was able to send a proposal that was accepted. Winning is very good, but I'm also very happy when I do something inspiring, that is very voted by the members or that I win the certificate of participation. I have already sent an idea to eYeka so that the jurors give notes for the non-winning works. It would be nice !

When did you start your life as a creator?

I have an incredible facility to play with words, to make '' puns '' since I was a child. It's almost an addiction I can not avoid. At age 12, I won a brand contest in honor of my high school's 40th birthday. After watching TERMINATOR with Arnold Schwarzennegger, I started writing fiction / storytelling / hobby movies (and I still think of writing stories!). At 23, I created the mark of the 20 years of the zuniversity's advertising course. Whenever a nephew makes a birthday, I create a personalized invitation for the party, which I love to do. Especially, I like to develop brands. The OFRB mark attached is from the law firm of my brother Vinicius Fróis. The icon represents an alliance viewed in perspective, symbolizing the union of the 4 partners. I am very proud of this brand, which is simple and strong, in addition to being made for a special client, family. For my sister Valéria, I adapted the mascot design of our soccer team from the heart, CLUBE ATHLETIC MINEIRO, to stick in the freezer of her house. On game days, we gather to drink and watch another win.

 What have you been able to do or to achieve with the prizes you have won?

I used some of the money to buy a new notebook. The rest I made a saving. In January of this year, I won 3 competitions between the 3rd and 18th. It was a great surprise and I was very happy.

My partner Alexandre invested the money in a kiosk of natural juices, besides saving a part too. We meet 2 times a month to discuss video contest briefings, which is his specialty.

If you could describe eYeka in 3 words, what would that be?

Motivation, dopamine and out-of-box

And finally, what advices would you give to new creators?

First, I suggest that you select the contests you most identify with. Sometimes they accumulate several contests with the same deadline, and choosing many contests at once can disrupt the creation process with quality. Do not just choose the prize value, just follow your heart.

Then let the mind open and the imagination free. Create your own creation process by doing research and brainstorming. Seek inspiration in the most unusual places. The idea I had for the MANUAL RAZORS contest came from the observation of the door of the company where I work, which uses an electromagnet system. When I realized this, I had the insight of creating a razor blade cable with a magnet that connected to the blade in a quick and practical way.

I believe that all people have creative potential, but it must be stimulated in some way to develop. It can be through music, reading or great series that talk about creativity, such as the great series MACGYVER (80's and current) and the series on advertising of the 50's MADMEN. In short, creativity is just a matter of focus on the solution. I hope it has helped the new creators in some way. I wish you good luck, and a Long and Prosperous Life, as my avatar would say, Mr. Spock, hahaha. Alohaaaaaaa !!!


Thank you so much for taking your time and sharing your great story! We wish you good luck in all future contests on eYeka and creative life.



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