Posted 11 January 2021

Climate change and conscious careers: Get a Pep Talk from designer and Adapt founder, Josie Tucker

Pep Talk is back, and primed to help you get your 2021 off to a great start! So if you’re looking for some inspiring words and practical pointers, be sure to tune in on 20th January at 1pm, as Josie Tucker, designer and co-founder of environmental group, Adapt, joins us on Instagram Live. Hosted once again by the brilliant Steph Fung, Josie will be talking about creativity and climate change, designing for environmental activism and being conscious in your career.

The relationship between creativity and climate change has necessarily become an urgent and essential one. While long-lasting impact is dependent on everyone from governments and businesses to individuals to step up and accept responsibility, we continue to see a wave of creatives doing their best to not only promote better awareness and education, but also engage people in talking about the crisis – Josie and the work of design studio, Adapt, included.

Josie’s work with Adapt has set a brilliant example of using creative skills to help bring about positive change. Over the past few years, Josie’s work with Adapt has seen her produce everything from environmental exhibitions, campaigns encouraging people not to be a ‘Fossil Fool’, conversation guides to help navigate awkward party climate chat, and most recently, ‘Protest Gear’, a series of sustainable scarves emblazoned with slogans such as “Clean Up Your Act”.

So if you’re wondering how you can turn your own creative strengths to help the collective cause, or what you can do to be more climate conscious in your own career, you’ll want to tune into our Pep Talk. Josie will be on hand to share her hard-won insights, and to answer any questions you might have on the topic.

Meet the Guest

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About Josie Tucker
After studying Illustration and Visual Media at LCC, creative and climate activist Josie graduated from the Royal College of Art’s Visual Communication MA in 2017. Since graduating, Josie worked in a variety of different roles, both in-house and freelance whilst also being the head of visual identity for Brainchild Festival.

In 2017, Josie co-founded ‘climate club’ and creative organisation, Adapt, with designer Richard Ashton. Today, the duo look to use design and humour to communicate climate issues in a new way, with the aim of sharing knowledge, encouraging action and building a community of motivated activists.

Follow Josie on Instagram here
And find out more about Adapt on their website or on Instagram

Meet the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, doing a year in industry while at university lead to Steph’s lucky break. After working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing her current role as a motion designer at Selfridges.

Ever since, Steph’s career has continued to go from strength-to-strength. From building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Recently she was also selected for Kickers’ class of 50 creatives that they believe will help shape their respective industries over the next 50 years.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube

Get Involved

Send us your questions!
We’d love for you to join us on January 20th, and we also welcome your questions for Josie.

Join the conversation
You can send your questions via Eventbrite when you sign up. Register using the button below, give us a follow on Instagram – and we’ll see you there!

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