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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
“You get what you give”: PinkNews senior producer Chandni Sembhi is both the student and the master
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10 employee rights you should know

Essential information on everything from statutory sick pay to flexible working and annual leave
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Don’t miss: $1,000 to back your dream, plus internships from Paul Smith and Art&Graft

Including opportunities from Anyone, forpeople and Builders Club
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12 free and affordable creative tools and software

From photo editing and creating vector-based graphics to publishing templates
Creative Lives
Fawziyah Rahman is proof that there is still a place for you in the industry even if you didn’t study art
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Don’t miss: Internships from Anyways and Wonderhood Studios, plus mentoring with Sony

Including opportunities from Anomaly, The One Club and School of Communication Arts
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Director and photographer Jay Seba on why working with friends is best
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Decoded: Should you be preparing for creative work in the metaverse?
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Advertising planner at VCCP, Priscilla Britton, on playing to your strengths
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What does being an arts inclusion lead for the NHS entail? Curator Yas Lime drives progress in the industry
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Don’t miss: Graduate programmes, Brighton-based mentorships and an open call from Shape Arts

Including opportunities from JKR, Design Bridge and Pocko
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A guide to salaries, negotiating and asking for more
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Seven sites and spreadsheets for salary transparency

From comparison tools to spreadsheets for advertising, design and publishing
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Don’t miss: Mentoring, internships and a free course from Brixton Finishing School

Including opportunities from Land of Plenty, The Mix and Pentland Brands
Creative Lives
“Practice is key”: We chat typography and freelancing with graphic designer Mohammed Samad
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Rosie Barker on gradients, social media and her switch from English Literature to illustration
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Liverpool-based Yaw Owusu gives us a peek into life as a creative consultant in music
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Worldwide FM’s William Asare discusses his switch from radio DJ to radio programmer
Insight

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Advice

What is brand experience and how do you get into it?

Global creative agency Amplify fill us in on this fascinating corner of the industry
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10 eclectic open source platforms for free fonts

Dazed Studio designer Jethro Nepomuceno shares his top sources
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Meet Randy Amoakohene, JKR production manager by day and illustrator by night
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Photographer and YouTuber Sophia Carey on building an online presence
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Don’t miss: Junior roles in advertising, plus a mentoring scheme from The Arena

Including opportunities from Google, The Mix and Anomaly