Creative Lives

Meet the creatives making the industry thrive, covering early beginnings to what a typical working day looks like.

Creative Lives
Photographer Connor Pope talks the power of online communities on their craft and inspiration
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Marley Starskey Butler’s multidisciplinary arts practice and social work are inseparable
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Art director Rema Kahsay on the inequality of her industry and being supported by community
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Illustrator, artist and visual journalist: Ollie Cameron is a triple threat storyteller
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Multidisciplinary designer Jenks In The Cut on making his clients shine
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Curator Pacheanne Anderson on challenging class, tokenism and neurotypical standards in the art world
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Lobster Theremin photographer and label assistant Alice Palm talks learning on the job
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Heidi and Halah El-Kholy on leaving toxic workplaces to set up Salt + Sister Studio
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Boohoo graphic designer Naomi Rowaiye on how networking led to her fast-paced role in fashion
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DJ and creative producer Vanessa Maria on balancing creativity with mental health advocacy
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Cartoonist and illustrator Michael Kennedy is infusing the world of comics with Black stories
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AR designer and developer Balraj Bains on life after creating the first 3D neck tattoo effect
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UX designer Yan Shum on how she bagged her job at the BBC
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Cara Robinson on landing a job as a design engineer across performance, art and beyond
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Graphic designer Will Scragg on redrawing Marvel characters at The Walt Disney Company
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Illustrator Sarah Madden on vulnerability, balancing three jobs and doodling for Google
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From freelancing to passion projects, filmmaker Quinn Lovero is no stranger to self–teaching
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“You get what you give”: PinkNews senior producer Chandni Sembhi is both the student and the master
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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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Director and photographer Jay Seba on why working with friends is best
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Advertising planner at VCCP, Priscilla Britton, on playing to your strengths
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“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