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Advice, insight and first-hand accounts of creative career journeys, aimed at helping you find your way in the industry.

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“For anyone reading this, finish it and then make shit happen”

Inspiring talks, advice and resources for emerging creatives by the late Virgil Abloh
Creative Lives
Sulaiman R. Khan on how a troubled start in industry led to working in Disability justice
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#Merky Books’ Lemara Lindsay-Prince selects her ultimate dream team
Creative Lives
Lazy Oaf graphic designer Ben Eli on personal projects, poptimism and being passionate
Creative Lives
Illustrator Denzel “BLLACK LINE” Kessie talks music, money and why it’s better to network in person
Creative Lives
Multifaceted creative Callum Ritchie on community, freelancing and making TikToks for MINI
Creative Lives
“Every day is a school day”: We meet graphic and motion designer, Cyrus Nderitu
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Don’t miss: Advertising courses, mentoring – plus £3,000 to bring your creative idea to life

With opportunities from It’s Nice That, Brixton Finishing School, Commuknitty and more
Creative Lives
Photographer Alia Romagnoli on centring South Asian matriarchies and expanding their skillset
First Hand

Job hunting while autistic: “We have to pretty much hide our traits”

Lyla Johnston reflects on her journey as an autistic creative in industry
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Eight resources for Black creatives and founders

Mentorship schemes, grants and more, as recommended by Mentor Black Business
Creative Lives
“Find value in the work you do”: Sadler’s Wells’ digital and content coordinator, Angharad Mainwaring
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Jessica Walsh picks her list of fantasy teammates
Creative Lives
Why diversity and inclusion specialist Chauntelle Lewis’ friends call her the “bounceback queen”
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About to go freelance? Our fail-safe checklist will help you get started
Creative Lives
Photographer Nolan Ryan Trowe on being yourself, accessibility and telling stories as a disabled creative
Creative Lives
The Telegraph’s designer, Jake Hawkins, on fast turnarounds and tracking your achievements
First Hand

“Archie Boston’s career teaches me the possibility of standing out in an industry that feels overcrowded”

Adefela Olowoselu shares three lessons inspired by design icon Archie Boston’s journey
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Don’t miss: Free mentoring, junior roles and a finance workshop for freelancers

Including opportunities at D&AD, Human After All and more
Creative Lives
Valuing your craft and finding inspiration in dance: We meet illustrator Geraldine Sawyer
Creative Lives
Illustrator Charlot Kristensen on comics, social media and getting creative with hashtags
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10 essential websites for free fonts and typefaces

From serifs to slabs, these sites will help you find the best free fonts
Advice

How personal projects can help you attract new work

We Are Social’s Paul Rider shares five tips to help you get started
Creative Lives
From mathematics to photography: How personal projects helped Brunel Johnson launch a creative career