Creative Lives

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

Creative Lives
DesignOpp’s Grace Enemaku on why there’s no wrong path to creative success
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How illustrator Mariam Tafsiri balances her practice with working in economics
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Find your pace: Art director Anne Danao on career goals and combining your strengths
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Creative Abbey Monteiro on resilience, style and coming up with “fresh, juicy ideas”
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“We are here, we deserve to be heard”: meet Melanated Zine’s Thyra Bankole
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Joe Puxley on starting out as a photographer and finding beauty in the ordinary
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Community photographer Hark1karan on why you shouldn’t chase likes
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Gallery Girl founder and art writer Lizzy Vartanian Collier on covering art from the Middle East
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How animator and motion designer Alfie Bogush landed his dream job at Cub Studio
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“The power that you hold as a creative is really important”: Meet photographer Shenell Kennedy
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Graphic designer Jay Vaz on designing for music and visualising the sounds he loves
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Patience, practice and paper: We meet Manchester-based illustrator Hellie Cartledge
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Rising photographer Ryan Prince on portraiture, Blackness and battling imposter syndrome
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From medicine to words: How Liz Hew launched a career in writing and content production
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Sepideh Zolfaghari on becoming a content producer and the art of creating for YouTube
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How graphic designer Lorna Harrington went from super-fan to employee at Aardman Animations
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Graphic designer Ruben Buffery on landing his first graduate job at The Midnight Club
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Multidisciplinary artist Farouk Alao on NFTs, freelance life and finding balance
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Woolworths, local history and sharing skills: We meet freelance textile artist Robyn Nichol
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Megan Lee on her winding path to VFX, as a senior colour assistant at The Mill
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Multidisciplinary designer Robert Bandy on graduating mid-pandemic
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“Everyone has the skill set to collage”: Meet artist Jazz Grant
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Trash Gxng’s Tayo Adesina on dedication, adapting, and building an impactful brand
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Experimentation is your most valuable skill: Designer Lucy Harmony Grimes