Posted 14 June 2022
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Watch our Pep Talk with director of marketing at Voice, Emily Drewry on all things NFTs

There’s no denying it: NFTs have become an almost unmissable talking point in the creative industries and beyond. To help induct us into this exciting new space, Emily Drewry – expert and director of marketing at NFT platform Voice – joined us for a Pep Talk to talk about exactly this. Emily shares advice for those on their way to creating their first NFT, and with a wealth of tips for getting started, as well as available opportunities, watch back as the NFT expert demystifies this new world.

The big talking points:

  • What’s an NFT? (08:10)
  • Debunking NFT terms (13:06)
  • Why have NFTs entered the mainstream? (16:20)
  • Benefits and opportunities for creatives in buying and selling (18:20)
  • Can NFTs be resold and where does that leave the original creator? (21:48)
  • Emily’s predictions for future impact (22:40)
  • Emily shows us her workspace (24:02)
  • How do you navigate the industry? (25:17)
  • What effect do NFTs have on the environment? (29:33)
  • Resources and warning signs for beginners (33:17)

What did I miss?
After an introduction from our host Steph Fung, Emily shared her Pep Talk: “Your career is going to be filled with a lot of decision-making moments, but you can never go wrong if you make a decision with passion.” Relating to her own life experience – which has consisted of always being two steps ahead – entering the NFT space is a feat that Emily couldn’t’ve planned for.

With creative careers consisting of many twists and turns, as well as the potential to receive a mountain of opportunity, Emily believes that “if you’re passionate, you’ll make the right choice.”

Meet the Guest

An NFT (or, non-fungible token) can come in any form – from a song or piece of clothing to an artwork or video clip. A unique and non-replicable digital asset, NFTs have made it possible for anyone and everyone to own unique digital items, while opening up a whole new way for creators to make profit from their work.

While there are exciting creative opportunities on offer, there’s no denying that the world of NFTs can seem a little tricky to get your head around. With this in mind, we’ve invited NFT expert Emily Drewry to help shed light on this fast-growing digital space, and the potential it holds for emerging creatives.

About Emily Drewry
As the marketing director at carbon neutral NFT platform Voice, Emily is focused on developing the platform through content and community initiatives – making her well-placed to answer your burning questions on all things NFTs.

Having originally studied at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Emily’s career journey initially saw her specialise in communications, social media, writing and strategy at companies such as Nasdaq and Forbes, where she led social media strategy and built multiple award-winning content series.

Since joining Voice in 2020, Emily and the team have continued to work towards their mission of empowering creators to grow NFT-based communities that generate economic value. So if you’re hoping to get started yourself, or are simply looking to get a better understand of the NFT space, be sure to watch back the Pep Talk on Instagram!

About the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, after working with the likes ofThe Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing a role as a motion designer at Selfridges in 2019.

Today, Steph’s career continues to go from strength-to-strength – from building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Now working as a freelance 3D artist, Steph’s practice centres around her interests in interaction design and fashion.

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