Creative Lives

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

Creative Lives
“Set goals and put in hours”: artist Cam Portland on hosting art workshops and illustrating for #Merky Books
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“Make what you want to make”: Filmmaking duo Bagels talk cooking up films with limited resources
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Daisy Mae Fry on juggling motherhood and making soft sculptures celebrating the North
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Kumbirai Makumbe on blending the physical and digital in their artistic practice
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Fromm Studio talk 3D animation for Spotify and The New York Times
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Editorial assistant at gal-dem, Riann Phillip, on entering journalism and working remotely from Coventry
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Digital communications officer Hassan Raja on creating social content for the Mayor of London
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Camera trainee Ant Belle talks on-set problem solving and working on Netflix’s Top Boy
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Writer and editor Lara Delmage on battling misogyny in publishing and experimenting with writing styles
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Art direction, music-making and club nights: Stephen Gombakomba does it all
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Artist Dan Chan on reconnecting with their mixed Chinese heritage through queerness and politics
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Assistant director Rasheka Christie-Carter on making strides as a working-class creative
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NFT marketplace community manager Amie Woodroffe on demystifying Web3
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Channel 4 junior production manager Darrel-Kirk Lambert on crafting a solid career trajectory
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Photographer Karis Beaumont on documenting Black diaspora beyond the capital
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Photographer and stylist Katie Bishop talks balancing a 9-5 with being a multi-hyphenate
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Creative technologist Mélanie Chappuis on how movement influences her coding
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Graphic designer for film and TV, Iskander Amyatt-Leir, on drawing inspiration from Victorian receipts
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Photographer Mathushaa Sagthidas on documenting the intricacies of South Asian identity
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Director Owain Astles talks fostering community through filmmaking
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Junior game designer Jade Smith talks level design and bug fixing
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3D jewellery designer Cara Lowe on battling software woes and hustle culture
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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