Articles

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

Creative Lives
Creative programmes and charitable initiatives: How Amazon art director Jeng Au “fell into” advertising
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“Set goals and put in hours”: artist Cam Portland on hosting art workshops and illustrating for #Merky Books
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“Make what you want to make”: Filmmaking duo Bagels talk cooking up films with limited resources
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Daisy Mae Fry on juggling motherhood and making soft sculptures celebrating the North
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Don’t miss: Design internships and training programmes, plus a campaign shoot for Lazy Oaf

Also including opportunities from Art&Graft, Proper and A New Direction
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A list of creative co-working groups and makerspaces across the UK

From libraries to craft-based and 3D printing workspaces
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Kumbirai Makumbe on blending the physical and digital in their artistic practice
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Fromm Studio talk 3D animation for Spotify and The New York Times
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12 creative studios to check out in Leeds

Including illustration, branding, motion and web design studios
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13 alternative platforms to showcase your creative work online

From coding to writing and design, here are some places to get your work seen
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Editorial assistant at gal-dem, Riann Phillip, on entering journalism and working remotely from Coventry
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Digital communications officer Hassan Raja on creating social content for the Mayor of London
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Don’t miss: Junior roles in studio admin, plus creative residencies and workshops on time management

Including opportunities from Anomaly, Ustwo and Livity
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A guide to networking and making connections
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12 exercise clubs for creatives to join

Running, football, bouldering and swim clubs set up with creatives in mind
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Camera trainee Ant Belle talks on-set problem solving and working on Netflix’s Top Boy
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Don’t miss: Roles in design and content, plus a freelance position with BBC Creative

Including opportunities from Revolt London, Human After All, The National Theatre and more
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Writer and editor Lara Delmage on battling misogyny in publishing and experimenting with writing styles
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Art director Adam Morton-Delaney’s 23 alternative New Year’s resolutions for 2023

From sleeping more to trying 20-minute stints, Adam shares his creative resolutions
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10 creative career-related TikTok accounts to follow

From filmmaking tips and opportunities roundups to creative inspiration and advice
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Don’t miss: Marketing, editorial and design roles, including a paid curatorial course and an internship at Dezeen

Including opportunities from Anomaly, Earthrise Studio and Mr B & Friends
Creative Lives
Art direction, music-making and club nights: Stephen Gombakomba does it all
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Seven creative studios to check out in Brighton

Including design and animation studios, editorial platforms and strategy agencies
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A list of independent creative zines and publications across the UK

From art, poetry and football zines to music and culture publications