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Words of wisdom on a wide range of topics, from preparing portfolios to building confidence and essential skills.

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With the DBACE deadline approaching, here’s how to submit a standout application

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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Ten key tips that will help you get ahead as an illustrator, by Erin Aniker

Written by Erin Aniker
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Thinking of going freelance? Photographer Francis Augusto narrows down your priority list

Written by Francis Augusto
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Aspiring entrepreneurs: This is your chance to make game-changing ideas a reality

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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Richard Fagbolagun on managing anxiety and rebuilding confidence when the going gets tough

Creative Lives
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Excavate your imagination with this blindfolded exercise set by tutors at CSM

Written by Lucy Alexander and Timothy Meara
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How to develop a great idea in limited time: Learnings from the Google hackathon

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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Essential advice on being commissioned, from an animator, a photographer and an illustrator

Interview by Indi Davies and
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Central Saint Martins tells us how to turn yourself into an ‘ideas factory’

Written by Lucy Alexander and Timothy Meara
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Portfolio tips from experienced Central Saint Martins tutors

Written by Lucy Alexander and Timothy Meara
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Illustrators: here’s why it’s worth learning to animate

Creative Lives
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Breed founder Olivia Triggs on how to do commercial work without losing your soul

Written by Olivia Triggs
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W+K copywriter Ruby Norman-Curran on why it’s time to kill the ‘genius’ myth

Written by Ruby Norman-Curran
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Contracts and small print: A project manager’s guide to being commissioned
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How to get into advertising from ​the team behind VCCP’s Ad School

Creative Lives
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How to deal with low self-esteem, anxiety and depression after graduation

Written by Anoushka Khandwala
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How do you make a good impression when having your portfolio reviewed?

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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Why thinking like Ryan Gosling can help raise your email game
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Transmit Your Beacon! Illustrator Allison Filice on helping others find you

Written by Allison Filice
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21 steps to the perfect editorial commission, by The Guardian’s Chris Clarke
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Writer and journalist Rob Walker on the art of noticing

Written by Rob Walker
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Printers, process, positive relationships: five studios’ tips for sending to print

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
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Advice on how to get your animated film funded from Passion Pictures

Written by Becky Perryman
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How to survive the dreaded freelance lull

Written by Kate Hollowood