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Advice, insight and first-hand accounts of creative career journeys, aimed at helping you find your way in the industry.

First Hand

Job hunting while autistic: “We have to pretty much hide our traits”

Lyla Johnston reflects on her journey as an autistic creative in industry
Resources

Eight resources for Black creatives and founders

Mentorship schemes, grants and more, as recommended by Mentor Black Business
Creative Lives
“Find value in the work you do”: Sadler’s Wells’ digital and content coordinator, Angharad Mainwaring
Advice
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Jessica Walsh picks her list of fantasy teammates
Creative Lives
Why diversity and inclusion specialist Chauntelle Lewis’ friends call her the “bounceback queen”
Guide
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About to go freelance? Our fail-safe checklist will help you get started
Creative Lives
Photographer Nolan Ryan Trowe on being yourself, accessibility and telling stories as a disabled creative
Creative Lives
The Telegraph’s designer, Jake Hawkins, on fast turnarounds and tracking your achievements
First Hand

“Archie Boston’s career teaches me the possibility of standing out in an industry that feels overcrowded”

Adefela Olowoselu shares three lessons inspired by design icon Archie Boston’s journey
Resources

Don’t miss: Free mentoring, junior roles and a finance workshop for freelancers

Including opportunities at D&AD, Human After All and more
Creative Lives
Valuing your craft and finding inspiration in dance: We meet illustrator Geraldine Sawyer
Creative Lives
Illustrator Charlot Kristensen on comics, social media and getting creative with hashtags
Resources

10 essential websites for free fonts and typefaces

From serifs to slabs, these sites will help you find the best free fonts
Advice

How personal projects can help you attract new work

We Are Social’s Paul Rider shares five tips to help you get started
Creative Lives
From mathematics to photography: How personal projects helped Brunel Johnson launch a creative career
Creative Lives
Museum of London’s project assistant Crystal Mah-Wing on feeling the fear and doing it anyway
Creative Lives
“Try not to overthink your work too much”: Brendan Browne-Adams on side jobs and asking for help
Resources

Don’t miss: Design internships, plus mentoring from Google and Mentor Black Business

Including opportunities from DesignStudio, Google and The AOI
Guide
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A guide to public speaking and battling nerves
Creative Lives
Photographer Sara Carpentieri on industry inclusivity and the rawness of film photography
Creative Lives
HAM the Illustrator’s unconventional path through digital art, architecture and music production
Resources

All the design teams you might not know exist in tech

From interior designers to video editors, Zendesk Design reveals its inner-workings and unexpected roles
Creative Lives
“Latching onto trends is a waste of time”: Painter Callum Eaton on the power of following your passions
Resources

10 websites and resources for disabled and neurodivergent creatives

From art workshops and summer schools to databases for Black disabled creatives