What kinds of creative skills are most useful and needed in healthcare?
It depends on what you want to do specifically. If you're coming in as a designer, your skills will need to be technical. You need to know how to design on platforms or use software like Figma or Sketch, all the while developing your design and composition sensibilities, your wordsmithing, verbal identity and visuals.
Beyond that, I think what we look for most is just a willingness to try something new, especially because healthcare and wellbeing in pharma is not something that people really understand. This is where the emphasis on the personality – the creative soul – comes in. It's just what you want to do with it.
What advice would you give to emerging creatives interested in applying their skills to the world of healthcare?
Do some research – find out what aspects of health inspire you. Make it personal; find out what your connection to healthcare is and where you want to have an impact – whether it's mental health, diabetes, or addiction to opioids.
What health needs is creatives who can recognise how they’re affected, and can demonstrate their ability through that curiosity to do more, and challenge it.