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

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You’re Doing Great: The DIY career support group that anyone can run

Written by Anna Goss
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Nine creatives reflect on the perks and pitfalls of using Instagram for their work

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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2 years on: What we’ve learnt from our most popular articles

Written by Indi Davies
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We need to talk about Instagram: Illustration agency Handsome Frank on algorithm anxiety

Written by Jon Cockley
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How music ends up in film, TV, games and more: An introduction to music licensing

Written by Rebecca Irvin
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Sulaiman Khan on amplifying the voices of disabled talent in advertising

Written by Rebecca Irvin
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Ivyy Chen on her journey from international student to securing a working visa

Interview by Indi Davies
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Amid a university mental-health crisis, Creative Conscience highlights three student projects inspiring change

Creative Lives
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What can residencies do for emerging creatives? Inside ustwo Adventure’s Young Creators programme

Written by Rebecca Irvin
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Speak up! Illustrator Steph Coathupe on the importance of being open about your earnings

Interview by Marianne Hanoun and
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Time to focus: 23 tracks that help people “get sh*t done”

Creative Lives
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Rest is best: Why we’re switching everything off this Christmas

Creative Lives
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How do you grow a successful company alongside full-time work?

Interview by Indi Davies and
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There’s no one way to be a ‘proper’ designer: Ellen Turnill Montoya on being multidisciplinary

Interview by Indi Davies
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How making fan art helped character artist Jacob Ovrick find work on Spyro Reignited

Written by Jacob Ovrick
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How Comuzi is paving the way for emerging technologists and future founders of colour

Interview by Indi Davies and
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Illustrator Aleesha Nandhra’s five rules for using Instagram in a useful, healthy way

Creative Lives
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To rent a desk space or work from home? Rose Pilkington on her quest for freelance space

Written by Rose Pilkington
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How to establish a creative career outside of the city

Written by Karen Rosenkranz
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Breaking into industry without selling out: Animade’s Lana Simanenkova

Creative Lives
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Pitch editor Sherry Collins on prioritising integrity and increasing inclusivity in the industry

Interview by Indi Davies and
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How French animator Kévin Gemin taught himself to animate on the Nintendo DS

Written by Kévin Gemin
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How to go after what you want: NID student and graphic designer Simoul Alva

Written by Simoul Alva
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Writer Sarah Trounce on why pursuing change is always a good idea

Written by Sarah Trounce