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

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Don’t miss: Graduate programmes, Brighton-based mentorships and an open call from Shape Arts

Including opportunities from JKR, Design Bridge and Pocko
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A guide to salaries, negotiating and asking for more
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Seven sites and spreadsheets for salary transparency

From comparison tools to spreadsheets for advertising, design and publishing
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Don’t miss: Mentoring, internships and a free course from Brixton Finishing School

Including opportunities from Land of Plenty, The Mix and Pentland Brands
Creative Lives
“Practice is key”: We chat typography and freelancing with graphic designer Mohammed Samad
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Rosie Barker on gradients, social media and her switch from English Literature to illustration
Creative Lives
Liverpool-based Yaw Owusu gives us a peek into life as a creative consultant in music
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Worldwide FM’s William Asare discusses his switch from radio DJ to radio programmer
Insight

What could Creative Lives do better?

Fill out our audience survey to win a £100 Apple Store gift card
Advice

What is brand experience and how do you get into it?

Global creative agency Amplify fill us in on this fascinating corner of the industry
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10 eclectic open source platforms for free fonts

Dazed Studio designer Jethro Nepomuceno shares his top sources
Creative Lives
Meet Randy Amoakohene, JKR production manager by day and illustrator by night
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Photographer and YouTuber Sophia Carey on building an online presence
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Don’t miss: Junior roles in advertising, plus a mentoring scheme from The Arena

Including opportunities from Google, The Mix and Anomaly
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“At heart, I’m an observer”: Photographer Bernice Mulenga’s journey to capturing Black queer life
First Hand

What does it take to join the Google Creative Lab 5 programme?

With applications now open, we ask five former Fivers for their advice
First Hand

Negative Space: Three women of colour share their experiences of working in photography

We share an extract from Bella Okuya’s upcoming photobook
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A selection of resources in support of the people of Ukraine
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Salam Zaied on balancing a full-time UX design job with a photography practice full of flowers
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Grin designer Flossie Aylin on community, womanhood and switching jobs mid-pandemic
Advice

“Do your thing, don’t try to change yourself”

Five creative lessons inspired by Jamal Edwards’ pioneering career
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Josie Staveley Taylor on working at Penguin and designing a book cover for Bernadine Evaristo
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Don’t miss: Meet-ups for illustrators, mentoring and a junior role at It’s Nice That

Including opportunities from the AOI, Creative Mentor Network and UAL
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Eight organisations championing LGBT+ creatives

Including platforms across journalism, digital storytelling and socially-engaged arts