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

Creative Lives
“Be willing to learn, whether in a lecture hall or your bedroom”: Director Gabriel Moses
Insight
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We’ve relaunched! Here’s an introduction to what’s new
Advice

Seven ways to maintain your mental ‘fitness’ in life and work

Start 2021 with a new mental-health regime, for life and work
Resources

A guide to all our podcasts from 2020

In need of some screen-free inspiration? Look no further...
Creative Lives
Dropbox Design product designer, Chelsi Alise Cocking, on how setbacks can be fulfilling
Resources

100 student, graduate and emerging makers to support this Christmas

Written by Creative Lives in Progress
First Hand

“We are learning more from each other than from uni”

Three students on what it’s like to be at art school through lockdown
Resources

Help us build the ultimate list of emerging makers to buy from

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Creative Lives
Dropbox Design’s senior design researcher Marian Oman on the power of asking questions
Resources

How one graduate is supporting the class of 2020

We get to know SADGRADS2020 founder, Jody Mulvey
Creative Lives
Dropbox Design’s Becca Wang on designing for community and telling visual stories
Resources

Seven mentoring initiatives for womxn entering the industry

Looking for a mentor? Find the right fit for you
Advice

What is an apprenticeship and how does it work?

Two apprentices explain how the scheme helps build a creative career
Creative Lives
Stacey Olika on balancing work as a BBC production assistant with multidisciplinary personal work
Resources

Five online mentoring platforms for drop-in sessions

Looking for some feedback or mentoring? Find the right fit for you
Creative Lives
Creative Jamie A Waters on taking financial risks, learning on the job, and landing “dream work”
Creative Lives
Graphic designer and founder of Fuse, Jaheed Hussain, on his mission to elevate creatives of colour
Creative Lives
Bold moves and original ideas: How designer Kat Faid landed her role at Sail Creative
Advice

The essential steps for bringing ideas to life during lockdown

Stink Studios’ James Britton shares his expert advice
In the Studio With
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Inside Dropbox Design, the virtual-first team prioritising joy at work
Advice

Timeless pieces of advice from Paul Smith’s 50-year career

Need a creative boost? Paul has some inspiring wisdom for you
Creative Lives
Design for Disability’s Jessica Ryan-Ndegwa: “I learnt so much from asking: What is my end goal?”
First Hand

“Take internships based on values [but] don’t work unpaid!”

Should you ever take on unpaid internships? Student Daniella Chukwuezi shares her experience
In the Studio With
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Meet Sail Creative: The Newcastle-based studio founded on activism and ambition