Articles

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

First Hand

How to bring your full self to work

Designer Sophia Luu on the benefits of being more open at work
Creative Lives
Find your pace: Art director Anne Danao on career goals and combining your strengths
Resources

A list of resources made for creatives from low-income backgrounds

From mentoring and research to training and programmes
Creative Lives
Creative Abbey Monteiro on resilience, style and coming up with “fresh, juicy ideas”
Resources

A growing list of unmissable degree shows to check out

Have a degree show coming up this summer? Let us know!
Advice

The Next Generation: Creatives share what they actually charge for projects

Written by Ruby Boddington
Resources

Five workshops and events for creatives looking to try something new

From portfolio reviews and workshops to training programmes
Advice
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How to reduce the carbon footprint of your digital portfolio
Creative Lives
“We are here, we deserve to be heard”: meet Melanated Zine’s Thyra Bankole
Creative Lives
Joe Puxley on starting out as a photographer and finding beauty in the ordinary
Resources

19 online platforms for creative industry news

From daily news to insightful features, these are our favourite sites for creative updates
Creative Lives
Community photographer Hark1karan on why you shouldn’t chase likes
Creative Lives
Gallery Girl founder and art writer Lizzy Vartanian Collier on covering art from the Middle East
Guide
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A guide to writing and sending cold emails
Resources

Five courses, scholarships and programmes for emerging creatives

Opportunities for coders, fashion designers and illustrators
Creative Lives
How animator and motion designer Alfie Bogush landed his dream job at Cub Studio
Resources

10 places to search for creative jobs in the UK

Looking for a new role? Here are great places to start your search
Creative Lives
“The power that you hold as a creative is really important”: Meet photographer Shenell Kennedy
Advice
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Team Building: Trippin’s Kesang Ball shares her fantasy dream team
Creative Lives
Graphic designer Jay Vaz on designing for music and visualising the sounds he loves
First Hand

“Play should be a time to switch lanes and allow your mind to wander”

Three creatives on how pressure-free ‘play’ influences their work
Guide
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A guide to creating your PDF portfolio
Resources

Five unmissable internships and junior roles for creative-career newbies

Opportunities for video editors, creatives, photographers and more
Resources

10 podcasts to tune into for creative career advice and insight

Written by Creative Lives in Progress