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

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How a student year abroad inspired award-winning magazine ‘Peep’

Written by Adam Morton-Delaney
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Decolonising design: How Anoushka Khandwala’s dissertation caught the industry’s attention

Written by Anoushka Khandwala
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Carly Ayres: The secret to creative fulfilment is not more side projects

Interview by Marianne Hanoun and
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Double Trouble: Seven duos on making it work as a creative partnership

Interview by Marianne Hanoun and
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Designer Harry Grundy makes his case for a six-sided practice

Written by Harry Grundy
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From signing with an agent at 16, to shooting for Nike at 17: What David Uzochukwu has learned so far

Interview by Indi Davies and
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Frazer Sparham on moving into UX design straight out of a graphics degree

Written by Frazer Sparham
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Animator Katy Wang’s rules for overcoming creative anxiety

Written by Katy Wang
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Nick Knight on what makes a great fashion film, and pushing forward in times of turmoil

Interview by Indi Davies and
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“When we choose an artistic job we know it won’t be easy” – how Cécile Dormeau became an illustrator

Creative Lives
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Finding your way in advertising without a degree: Anthea Agyekum on what she’s learnt

Written by Anthea Agyekum
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Anthony Burrill, Stephanie Unger and Sophie Mayanne share cautionary tales of copied and misused work

Creative Lives
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Peter Judson’s honest account of making money and valuing time as a freelance illustrator

Written by Peter Judson
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If I could go back: Five graduates reflect on their degree-show experiences

Creative Lives
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Printing your own newspaper: A guide from Newspaper Club and illustrator Sam Rowe

Creative Lives
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Work with purpose: Anne Miltenburg on designing for social, economic and environmental causes

Written by Anne Miltenburg
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Where do you start as a freelancer? 14 creatives share their first-time tales

Creative Lives
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First jobs: The good, the bad and the ugly

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Designer Stacie Woolsey on her decision to make her own Masters programme

Interview by Marianne Hanoun
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Why visibility and representation matter: Vanessa Whyte on co-founding a platform for female cinematographers

Interview by Indi Davies
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“I would churn out personal briefs to show more than university work” – designer James Shaw’s graduate journey

Creative Lives
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Dublin-based illustrator Conor Nolan on finishing uni, finances and Facebook

Written by Conor Nolan
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How recent grad Eliza Hatch’s part-time project turned into a powerful platform

Written by Eliza Hatch
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From an English degree to service design: Recent grad Natalie Harney’s first 12 months

Written by Natalie Harney