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Creatives share their own experiences of working within the creative industry.

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

Three creatives on how pressure-free ‘play’ influences their work
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“You can only go so long talking to friends about business ideas”

Emerging founder Charmaine Beneyto on the power of being mentored
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“We are learning more from each other than from uni”

Three students on what it’s like to be at art school through lockdown
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“Take internships based on values [but] don’t work unpaid!”

Should you ever take on unpaid internships? Student Daniella Chukwuezi shares her experience
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“My portfolio only had four projects, but displayed a range of skills.”

Agata Walas on her four-month long remote internship at Accept & Proceed
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“I considered leaving all the time”

Rosa Kimosa’s account of managing anxiety as a student
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“I worry the pandemic will worsen inequality”

UK students share their biggest worries, after a term in lockdown
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“It’s virtually impossible to separate how you feel about your work and yourself”

Tutor Jasper Goodall on why he decided to train as a counsellor
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“Week two into lockdown, I fell into a dizzying scroll-hole of egocentric panic”

Entry Level Activist’s Faith Robinson on social-media distancing
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Photographer Giles Duley’s learnings on isolation and struggle from the “ultimate lockdown”

Written by Siham Ali
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Meet Jack Ladow and Måns Murmark, the students who created a virtual internship

Written by Jack & Måns
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Looking back on the past three years of The Pipe, Ogilvy’s six-month creative internship scheme

Creative Lives
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How Sam Nowell made the leap from studying architecture to launching a sustainable fashion line

Creative Lives
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Insight into the world of stock imagery: How to become a contributor and its earning potential

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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How Create Jobs’ seven-week programme is empowering a new wave of visual storytellers

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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How do you design for the weather? Met Office’s Ross Middleham explains

Written by Ross Middleham
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How to use downtime to fully recharge

Written by Ayla Angelos
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Matt Dowling gives us the lowdown on getting paid as a freelancer

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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Photographer Katharina Poblotzki on overcoming rejection and fear as a freelancer

Written by Katharina Poblotzki
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Celebrating single Black mothers: Filmmaker Timi Akindele-Ajani on the process behind a two-year side project

Creative Lives
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It’s Freezing in LA! on using magazines as a vehicle for change

Written by Martha Dillon
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Artist Steven Chorney on hand-painting posters for some of Hollywood’s most famous film studios

Interview by Marianne Hanoun and
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How a five-week course launched photographer Marcella Chan’s career

Creative Lives
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How burnout changes your approach: The Other Box’s Leyya Sattar

Interview by Indi Davies and