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

Creative Lives
Photographer Connor Pope talks the power of online communities on their craft and inspiration
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A guide to making a successful showreel
Advice

Ten best practices to protect your digital work and accounts

From VPNs to encrypted email providers, we share ways to keep your work and accounts safe
Creative Lives
Marley Starskey Butler’s multidisciplinary arts practice and social work are inseparable
Resources

Don’t miss: Social media and marketing roles, with an assistantship at Getty Images

Including opportunities from AKQA, Project Everyone and Pentland Brands
Creative Lives
Art director Rema Kahsay on the inequality of her industry and being supported by community
Resources

12 affordable online creative learning platforms

To pick up anything from life drawing to UX design skills
Creative Lives
Illustrator, artist and visual journalist: Ollie Cameron is a triple threat storyteller
Resources

12 access schemes and internships to get into advertising

Paid placements, immersive courses from industry giants and more
Resources

Don’t miss: Junior roles in design and marketing, plus an internship at The Guardian

Including opportunities from Otherway, Koto and YES Studio
Creative Lives
Multidisciplinary designer Jenks In The Cut on making his clients shine
Creative Lives
Curator Pacheanne Anderson on challenging class, tokenism and neurotypical standards in the art world
Advice
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25½ ways to get things done, by KesselsKramer
Creative Lives
Lobster Theremin photographer and label assistant Alice Palm talks learning on the job
Resources

Don’t miss: Roles for content creators, plus a free filmmaker training programme from Today at Apple

Including opportunities from Buff Motion, A New Direction and The People
Creative Lives
Heidi and Halah El-Kholy on leaving toxic workplaces to set up Salt + Sister Studio
Advice
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Decoded: Should you be jumping on the NFT train?
Creative Lives
Boohoo graphic designer Naomi Rowaiye on how networking led to her fast-paced role in fashion
Creative Lives
DJ and creative producer Vanessa Maria on balancing creativity with mental health advocacy
Creative Lives
Cartoonist and illustrator Michael Kennedy is infusing the world of comics with Black stories
Resources

12 platforms and programs to create presentations and decks

From design-friendly programs to collaborative virtual platforms
Creative Lives
AR designer and developer Balraj Bains on life after creating the first 3D neck tattoo effect
Resources

Don’t miss: 10 entry-level and junior roles in production and animation

Including opportunities from Cake Productions, Jones Knowles Ritchie and Waste Creative
Creative Lives
UX designer Yan Shum on how she bagged her job at the BBC