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An educational resource to inspire and inform the next generation of creatives and help them make better career decisions. Creative Lives is a podcast series profiling interesting creative careers – from how they identified an interest in the industry, to landing their first job.

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An educational resource to inspire and inform the next generation of creatives and help them make better career decisions. Creative Lives is a podcast series profiling interesting creative careers – from how they identified an interest in the industry, to landing their first job.

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By MaddieKB - Jan 05 2017
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As a mid-twenties creative, I found the direction, production, and general content of this podcast all to be extremely good. The host and guests are all phenomenal. I've been more inspired by this than anything in a long time. Honestly. I hope they get the funding they need to continue because I binge-listened to all of the episdoes in a day!

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4 Ratings
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Favorite Arts Podcast

By MaddieKB - Jan 05 2017
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As a mid-twenties creative, I found the direction, production, and general content of this podcast all to be extremely good. The host and guests are all phenomenal. I've been more inspired by this than anything in a long time. Honestly. I hope they get the funding they need to continue because I binge-listened to all of the episdoes in a day!
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Creative Lives

Latest release on Feb 13, 2020

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An educational resource to inspire and inform the next generation of creatives and help them make better career decisions. Creative Lives is a podcast series profiling interesting creative careers – from how they identified an interest in the industry, to landing their first job.

Rank #1: Creative Lives: Kate Moross on identity, knowing your worth and designing for the Spice Girls

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Our guest on the podcast this week is London-based art director, designer and illustrator Kate Moross. Best known for their energetic, joyful and colourful work for clients like MTV, One Direction and the Spice Girls, Kate has also earned a reputation for radical transparency, calling out poor employment practices, and being refreshingly open about subjects like money, diversity and their non-binary identity. Here Kate shares their advice on managing your money, working for free, being opinionated in your output and using social media, rather than letting it use you.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress; it was presented by Indi Davies, the editor was Ivor Manly, with production support from Laura Snoad.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of our brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, giffgaff, Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Dec 12 2019

27mins

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Rank #2: Creative Lives: L.A. Ronayne, creative director at Stink Studios

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Our guest for this week’s podcast is L.A. Ronayne and was recorded on December 4th in London. Working full-time as a creative director at Stink Studios, L.A. splits her spare time across a further two roles – serving as a contributing editor of Riposte magazine and a D&AD trustee.

We caught up to talk about her experiences and ideas for others just starting out - be it the importance of doing your research before approaching new contacts, or why you should never wait for permission, or a job, to start making great work.

Lecture in Progress is an online resource that inspires and informs the next generation of creatives by providing practical advice and day-to-day insight into the industry. This podcast series features creatives sharing what they do and how they got to where they are.

This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Indi Davies and the producer was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible by the support of a number of brand patrons – they include GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

Dec 07 2017

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Rank #3: Creative Lives: Alex Norris, comic artist

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Alex Norris is the cartoonist behind Web Comic Name – a deceptively simple, three-panel comic featuring a blobby pink character, always ending with the phrase, ‘Oh no’. Since launching in 2016, the daily web comic boasts over 175,000 followers on Instagram alone, and has spawned a legion of online fans. But it might surprise you to learn that Alex was not traditionally trained, taking an altogether different path to creating comics.​

He talks to us about what it’s like having your audience as your client, why accessibility is central to his practice, and his planned demise for Web Comic Name and its pink blobby hero.
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This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

Apr 12 2018

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Rank #4: Creative Lives: Laura Pannack, photographer

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For this week’s Creative Lives podcast, we spoke to photographer Laura Pannack at her home in London. She tells us what a typical day looks like as a freelancer and reflects on her path into photography.

Laura’s work often captures intimate and candid moments, dealing with sensitive social themes, such as self esteem in adolescents, young love or lesser-documented groups of people, like young naturists. Her photographs have been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Royal Festival Hall and internationally; and have attracted recognition from a long list of highly sought-after awards – including the World Press Photo Awards, The Sony World Photography Awards and The Royal Photographic Society award for notable achievement in a British photographer under 35.

For Laura, shooting is part of a continual process of overcoming challenges and developing, explaining that it won’t always be the most exciting projects that become the most rewarding. On top of ongoing personal work (shot almost entirely on film), commissions can range from editorial jobs for Time magazine, The Guardian and the Wall Street Journal, to commercial shoots for brands like Samsung, Dove, Barnardos and AXA.

Admitting that she still gets nervous before shooting, Laura discusses why bravery and acting on curiosity have been so beneficial to her path, and imparts her advice on staying “a little bit scared” when it comes to new projects.

Lecture in Progress is an online resource that inspires and informs the next generation of creatives by providing practical advice and day-to-day insight into the industry. This podcast series features creatives sharing what they do and how they got to where they are.

This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Indi Davies and the producer was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible by the support of a number of brand patrons – they include GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

Dec 15 2017

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Rank #5: Creative Lives: Malcolm Garrett, graphic designer and creative director

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This edition of our Creative Lives podcast features an edit of a conversation recorded live between graphic designer Malcolm Garrett and Will Hudson. The discussion was part of an event that took place at G . F Smith’s Showspace in London, to coincide with Malcolm’s exhibition Orgasm Addict Reframed.

Raised in Cheshire, Malcolm grew up alongside fellow designers Peter Saville and Keith Breeden, who all simultaneously discovered graphic design as a career path during their school days. Studying in Manchester, Malcolm was still at college when he embarked on his love for punk culture and music.

Becoming embedded the UK’s early punk scene, it was during his second year of college, in 1977, that he created a record sleeve for the Buzzcocks, serving to kick-start his career in design. His work for music continued, and later became his passport to London from Manchester, once he’d graduated.

He speaks about how opportunities arose through relentless hard work and curiosity, and why he thinks you have make your own luck.
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This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Indi Davies, the interviewer was Will Hudson and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #6: Creative Lives: James Groves, brand strategist

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This week we get a thorough insight into the world of brand strategy, with our guest James Groves. Originally trained in graphic design, James has now earned over 15 years experience in the industry. In that time he’s worked both in-house and independently, in roles that have ranged from creative and art director to marketing manager and strategy consultant. He now runs his own brand strategy company, Alt, which works with clients like Paypal, font specialists Monotype and co-working space Uncommon.

We hear the journey that took James from studying graphic design at the University of Lincoln, to identifying an interest in strategy.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include ustwo, Google, Sky Creative Agency, G.F Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Dec 06 2018

13mins

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Rank #7: Creative Lives: Charlie Drinkwater, art director at Island Records

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On the podcast this week, we meet Charlie Drinkwater, art director at Island Records’ London office. While having an in-house design team isn’t necessarily the norm for music labels, this is something that Charlie feels is changing, with full-time design roles on the up. As more and more musical artists choose to go independent, Charlie says that many labels are feeling the pressure to offer more. He looks back at his route into industry – talking us through the scope of his work before sharing his advice on making yourself known to commissioners as a freelance creative.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include ustwo, Google, GF Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Oct 25 2018

20mins

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Rank #8: Creative Lives: Jeremy Leslie, MagCulture founder

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Our guest this week is magazine-enthusiast and expert Jeremy Leslie, the founder of editorial-design resource MagCulture​. He talks us through the journey that led him to turning his passion project into a full-time pursuit, gives us his thoughts on the industry’s current landscape, and what makes for exemplary editorial design.​

Feb 21 2019

20mins

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Rank #9: Creative Lives: Laura Jordan-Bambach, chief creative officer

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Our guest on the podcast this week is Laura Jordan-Bambach, chief creative officer of Mr.President, the independent agency she co-founded in 2013. We caught up with her at the company’s headquarters in Soho on February 8th, where she spoke to us about learning from failure, being tenacious and why she thinks advertising is a superpower.

Starting out as a student of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia, Laura’s career journey has been a somewhat unconventional one – from discovering digital art and setting up her own business while studying, to helping advertising agencies to get online at a time when the internet was still in its infancy.

Acquiring skills in both advertising and design has helped propel her from one job role to the next. Through rewarding and challenging experiences, her journey eventually led her to take up the position of D&AD’s president, before co-founding Mr. President in 2013.

In the midst of preparing for a pitch, we caught up with Laura as she reflected on her journey so far, filled us in on life at Mr.President and talked us through a recent project for Stonewall.

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This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

Mar 01 2018

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Rank #10: Creative Lives: Katee Hui, strategist and founder, Hackney Laces

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Originally from Ontario, Canada, Katee is a strategy director at creative agency, Kindred in London. But when she’s not doing that, you’ll often find her on a football pitch.

Katee founded community football club, Hackney Laces in 2011. Starting with a small team, the community has since grown. Hackney Laces now supports over 200 girls in East London with developing skills both on and off the pitch – offering help with things like job applications and securing work experience.

Katee fills us in on some of the challenges she faced after graduation, balancing her time, and how her love of football helped her create not only professional connections, but real communities.

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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include Google, Sky Creative Agency, Colophon Foundry, G.F Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Feb 14 2019

11mins

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Rank #11: Creative Lives: Emma Hopkins, creative lead at Spotify

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As the creative lead at Spotify UK, Emma's work currently focusses on the interplay between audio and visual elements. Looking back on her previous roles, she describes her CV as particularly “millennial” – referring to her job at Twitter, where she worked as “emoji specialist” – creating custom emojis for trending hashtags. Emma fills us in on the work culture at Spotify, and some of the creative challenges she's faced in her career so far.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the guest was Emma Hopkins, interviewed by Indi Davies. The editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Apr 08 2019

8mins

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Rank #12: Creative Lives: Samir Hussein, royal and entertainment photographer

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You might not know it, but you’ve probably already seen some of Samir Hussein’s work. Having photographed everyone from A-list celebrities to the Royal family, Samir’s pictures have been used on front pages of national newspapers, inside the pages of magazines, TV stills and even an Australian postage stamp.

On the podcast this week, we find out how he came to specialise in this area of photography, the reality of attending high-profile events and some of his stand-out experiences.

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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include ustwo, Google, GF Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Oct 11 2018

17mins

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Rank #13: Creative Lives: Amie Snow, creative at Ogilvy UK

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Alongside a great many other impressive pursuits, Amie Snow is a creative at Ogilvy UK. Armed with an incredible amount of energy and an almost infinite number of strings to her bow, her skills range from achieving a degree in Forensic Investigation to being a semi-professional roller skater. She talks us through her unconventional route to advertising.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter is Indi Davies and the editor is Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jul 11 2019

21mins

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Rank #14: Creative Lives: Maksimilian Kallhed, co-founder of The Pop Up Agency

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Our guest this week is Maksimilian Kallhed, co-founder of The Pop Up Agency, who is currently based between London and Paris. Maksimilian was still studying at Hyper Island Stockholm when he co-founded the agency with five fellow students. In their first year as fledgeling creative consultants – armed with the business model of solving briefs within a 48-hours – The Pop Up Agency launched with a global tour, setting out to provide creative direction and strategy to fifteen different clients, in fifteen different countries, within fifteen weeks. We hear how Max and the team made their concept work as students, and how the company has grown since then.
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This episode of Creative Lives was presented by Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include Google, Sky Creative Agency, Colophon Foundry, G.F Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Mar 21 2019

16mins

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Rank #15: Creative Lives: Akwasi Poku, creative at Wieden+Kennedy

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Joining us on the podcast this week is Akwasi Poku, a creative at London-based agency Wieden+Kennedy, who we met on February 9th. Akwasi takes us on a journey through his varied start in the industry – from editorial and broadcasting experience to jobs in post-production – and explains why resilience is such an essential trait in advertising.

As part of a creative duo, both Akwasi and his partner Abdou Cisse have worked at Wieden + Kennedy since last year, having made the jump from R/GA, where they filled more traditional copywriting and art directing roles. A team for the past four years, Akwasi describes how they came together, and why working with a friend is so conducive to good, honest ideas.

Their work has seen them create ideas for brands such as Nike, Google and the Sainsbury’s (including on the recent Christmas campaign), and has even helped projects win awards from the likes of D&AD and Creative Review.

He tells us how he’s created his own opportunities along the way, the value of drawing from your own interests and experiences, and why persistence is your greatest assets as a creative. “The second you give up is when your journey stops,” he shares, “even in the bad moments you’re learning so much.”
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This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

Feb 15 2018

12mins

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Rank #16: Creative Lives: Aimée Felone, publisher and co-founder

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Having previously worked as an assistant editor at publishing company Scholastic, in 2017 Aimée joined forces with co-worker David Stevens to launch their own inclusive, independent children’s publisher, Knights Of.

With a focus on publishing books that reflect a more diverse spectrum of stories and characters, Aimée joins us on the podcast this week to talk about the journey they’ve taken so far, the realties and challenges of setting up shop, and share her advice on working as a creative partnership.

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This episode of Creative Lives was recorded at The Story, a one-day conference organised by content studio, Storythings. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include Google, Sky Creative Agency, Colophon Foundry, G.F Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Feb 28 2019

8mins

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Rank #17: Creative Lives: Cait Oppermann, photographer

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This week, we sat down with American photographer Cait Oppermann to talk about sports, self-promotion and why she is ‘obsessed’ with her own productivity.

A graduate of Pratt Institute’s photography course in Brooklyn, New York, Cait’s work has taken her all over the world. Working across editorial and commercial work, these days she counts the likes of Nike, Wired and TIME magazine as clients.

Cait’s photographs, rich with colour and intrigue, showcase a range of subjects, including sports stars, athletes and strange subcultures. And in the past, Cait has photographed everything from the world’s most expensive cars and the Westminster Dog Show to Nike’s attempt to break the two-hour marathon record in Kenya and later, Milan.

On top of this, Cait also avidly pursues a healthy roster of personal work. In fact, it was a personal project documenting the US Women’s National football team in 2015 that helped land her more sports-related commercial projects.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include ustwo, G . F Smith, The Paul Smith Foundation and Google.

Sep 13 2018

21mins

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Rank #18: Creative Lives: Shannie Mears, chief talent officer and brand manager

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This week we speak to talent chief and brand manager Shannie Mears. Still only two years into her career in advertising, she has already co-founded her own agency, been invited to join panels and talk at numerous industry events, and was recently named one of BIMA’s top 100 talents of 2018.

Originally from Birmingham, Shannie started out in dance, earning a BA in dance and performance from Coventry University in 2015. It was here that she began to learn more about marketing, advertising and business – pursuits that she had previously considered too corporate to fit with her own interests. After being recommended a work placement with youth-led creative network Livity in London, Shannie made the move to the capital, where her eyes were opened to some of the city’s biggest creative companies.

Shannie tells us about her roles at both The Elephant Room and Guap Magazine, her passion for championing emerging talent, and how finding and using her voice has been so important to her progress. She also shares her recommendations for others just getting started, and thoughts on how to make the most of an internship.
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This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

Apr 05 2018

16mins

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Rank #19: Creative Lives: Ruby Wight, Burberry designer and art director

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On the podcast this week, we're joined by Ruby Wight, senior integrated designer at fashion powerhouse, Burberry. Ruby currently heads up a team of four designers to realise some of the brand’s most engaging and ambitious campaigns, both physically and digitally.

She joins us on the podcast to discuss her role, and reflect on a career journey that took her from Glasgow School of Art to the art departments of magazines, then branding agencies in LA and London, before finding her place in the fashion world.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include ustwo, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Colophon Foundry, G.F Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jan 31 2019

17mins

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Rank #20: Creative Lives: Paul Smith, fashion designer – part 1

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On this week’s podcast, we welcome a very special guest – icon of British fashion design, Paul Smith. We visited Paul at his company’s UK headquarters in central London last month to record an extended interview that we’ll be sharing across two episodes. In the first half, Paul discusses his alternative route into the fashion world, going from a love of cycling to running his first store, and the most important lessons he’s learnt so far. Watch out for the second episode in next week’s edition!
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter was Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

May 23 2019

12mins

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Creative Lives: Curator Olivia Ahmad on networking, people skills and detective work

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This week on the podcast we catch up with Olivia Ahmad, a curator at the House of Illustration and the editor of Varoom magazine. Since joining in 2014, Olivia has developed more than 50 exhibitions at the London gallery, celebrating illustration greats like screen-printing nun Sister Corita Kent and unearthing lesser-known narratives as in the current exhibition dedicated to Polish illustrator George Him.

In this week’s episode she tells us about tracking down illustrators that have slipped through the cracks of time or have never exhibited before, the need for diversity in museums and galleries and gives us some tips on the dreaded networking.

Feb 13 2020

18mins

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Creative Lives: Facebook's Teemu Suviala on VR, AR and having a multidisciplinary mindset

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On the podcast this week, we catch up with Teemu Suviala about some of the innovative work he’s doing as the director of brand design at Facebook’s AR/VR team. Whether that’s face filters, AR glasses or new virtual reality platforms. Listen in to hear Teemu talk about how agility and collaboration are essential skills for graduate creatives, explain the multidisciplinary mindset needed to work in VR and describe exactly what brand design in these spaces involves.

Feb 06 2020

18mins

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Creative Lives: New York Magazine's Jody Quon on being prepared and precise

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This week on the podcast we meet Jody Quon, the photography director of New York Magazine and the brains behind some of the publication's most ambitious shoots and covers.

A firm believer in the power of photography, Jody role’s involves a great deal of creativity, lateral thinking and meticulous organisation. She tells us more about her journey from fashion to editorial, the importance of work ethic and precision, and gives us tips on how to catch her eye on Instagram.

Jan 30 2020

27mins

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Creative Lives: Nadine Chahine on the politics of type, sacrifice and burnout

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On the podcast this week we catch up with Nadine Chahine, one of the foremost experts in Arabic type design. Rising up the ranks at foundry Monotype from intern to UK Type Director, the ridiculously driven Nadine has been entrusted with crafting Arabic versions of some of the world’s best-known typefaces, including Frutiger, Helvetica and Univers. She reveals her unorthodox night owl schedule and gives advice on dealing with self-confidence, stress and burnout.

Jan 23 2020

23mins

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Creative Lives: Chrystal Genesis on how to launch a successful podcast

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On Creative Lives this week, we chat to Chrystal Genesis, the London-based journalist, cultural programmer and creator of acclaimed podcast Stance. We hear all about her career journey to date, from blagging her way onto a media course despite being under-age, to her varied experience at the BBC as a producer in both the UK and the US. On top of this, we also gain brilliant insight into the podcasting process, with advice on how to hone your idea, edit a story and – most importantly – how to monetise your show.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress; it was presented by Indi Davies, the editor was Ivor Manly, with production support from Laura Snoad.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of our brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, giffgaff, Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jan 16 2020

22mins

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Creative Lives: Wilfrid Wood on sculpting with plasticine, and why it’s ok to meander in your 20s

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This week we chat to Wilfrid Wood, a London-based artist and sculptor who, through the medium of plasticine, transforms celebs and politicians into incredibly well-observed – and often very funny – versions of themselves. As well as being commissioned to create these portraits for editorial and commercial projects, Wilfid also runs workshops teaching people how to capture the essence of others in 3D. A Central Saint Martins graphics graduate, he worked a string of dull jobs before scoring a traineeship on 90s satirical TV show Spitting Image – an experience that shaped his whole career.

Wilfrid shares his advice on nailing public speaking, the importance of having several strings to your bow, and how it’s ok not to have a clue what you’re doing in your twenties.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies. The editor was Ivor Manly, with production support from Laura Snoad.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of our brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, giffgaff, Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Dec 19 2019

21mins

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Creative Lives: Kate Moross on identity, knowing your worth and designing for the Spice Girls

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Our guest on the podcast this week is London-based art director, designer and illustrator Kate Moross. Best known for their energetic, joyful and colourful work for clients like MTV, One Direction and the Spice Girls, Kate has also earned a reputation for radical transparency, calling out poor employment practices, and being refreshingly open about subjects like money, diversity and their non-binary identity. Here Kate shares their advice on managing your money, working for free, being opinionated in your output and using social media, rather than letting it use you.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress; it was presented by Indi Davies, the editor was Ivor Manly, with production support from Laura Snoad.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of our brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, giffgaff, Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Dec 12 2019

27mins

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Creative Lives: Yinka Ilori on money, motivation and ‘making it’

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On the podcast this week, we’re joined by Yinka Illori, an artist and designer whose colourful, pattern-filled work brings a joyful approach to a broad range of disciplines from furniture design and architecture to exhibition design and graphics. Looking back over his career, Yinka tells us about the hustle he inherited from his parents, answering client emails from his job at Marks & Spencer and the point he nearly gave it all up. Listen in for his advice on dealing with money worries and tips on how to stay motivated when you’re waiting for your big break.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies. The editor was Ivor Manly, with production support from Laura Snoad.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of our brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, giffgaff, Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Dec 05 2019

16mins

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Creative Lives: Patrick Stevenson-Keating, founder and creative director, Studio PSK

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We’re joined by founder and creative director of Studio PSK, Patrick Stevenson-Keating. Patrick explains how his journey evolved from creating parallel universes at university to founding a studio collaborating with glass-blowers and anthropologists.

From finding inspiration in Etsy customers' disgruntlement at losing their ‘cha-ching’ to harnessing the cat as the “spirit animal of the internet”, he talks us through the inventive orbit of PSK’s work.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the guest was Patrick Stevenson-Keating, interviewed by Indi Davies. The editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

The Creative Lives podcast will be taking a summer break, but we'll be back shortly with a new set of podcasts. Be sure to subscribe so you’re the first to know when the next one is out!

Jul 18 2019

18mins

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Creative Lives: Amie Snow, creative at Ogilvy UK

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Alongside a great many other impressive pursuits, Amie Snow is a creative at Ogilvy UK. Armed with an incredible amount of energy and an almost infinite number of strings to her bow, her skills range from achieving a degree in Forensic Investigation to being a semi-professional roller skater. She talks us through her unconventional route to advertising.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter is Indi Davies and the editor is Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jul 11 2019

21mins

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Creative Lives: Danny Sangra, director, illustrator, artist

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On this week’s podcast we meet multidisciplinary creative Danny Sangra. Based in London but often working all over the world, Danny’s career sees him switching between mediums including illustration, film, animation, design, photography, writing and painting​, all while creating work that is distinctively his own.

We talked to him about his journey since graduating with a degree in graphics, maintaining your own identity within commercial commissions and the nature of working for yourself.

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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter was Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jul 04 2019

16mins

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Creative Lives: Matt Dunn, art director

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This week we meet San Fransisco-based art director Matt Dunn, whocurrently works at renowned ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Originally from the UK, Matt only began his career in advertising around two years ago. He tells us what he finds most challenging in his work, and shares some of the unlikely but lasting career advice that he picked up as a skateboarder in his teens.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter was Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jun 27 2019

13mins

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Creative Lives: Dan Adeyemi, creative technologist

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On the podcast this week, we are joined by Dan Adeyemi. Currently the lead creative technologist at fashion brand Farfetch, it’s Dan’s job to experiment with how technology can be used to bring various ideas to life.

Having previously been freelance, Dan tells us about the challenges of going from self-employed to full-time, working in the world of fashion, and why it’s important to keep learning.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter was Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jun 20 2019

14mins

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Creative Lives: Jyni Ong, staff writer at It's Nice That

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It's another grad edition of the podcast! This time, we catch up with Jyni Ong, an in-house writer for arts and design publication It’s Nice That. Listen in as she tells us all about the journey that took her from the Glasgow School of Art ​​​to reporting on creative work as a full-time writer.​
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter was Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Jun 13 2019

14mins

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Creative Lives: Paul Smith, fashion designer – part 2

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Following the first half of our interview with Paul Smith on the Creative Lives podcast, this week we return to our chat with the British fashion icon to pick up where we left off.

After hearing about Paul’s alternative route into the industry, we spoke to him about longevity in business, design innovation and his advice for budding designers.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter was Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

May 30 2019

11mins

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Creative Lives: Paul Smith, fashion designer – part 1

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On this week’s podcast, we welcome a very special guest – icon of British fashion design, Paul Smith. We visited Paul at his company’s UK headquarters in central London last month to record an extended interview that we’ll be sharing across two episodes. In the first half, Paul discusses his alternative route into the fashion world, going from a love of cycling to running his first store, and the most important lessons he’s learnt so far. Watch out for the second episode in next week’s edition!
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The presenter was Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

May 23 2019

12mins

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Creative Lives: Jo Ham, artist, illustrator and founder

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Working across everything from homeware and ceramics to paper products and wall art, Jo Ham is the mastermind behind minimal homeware brand, HAM.

On the podcast this week, she joins us to reflect on her own career-related confusion after graduating from the Ruskin School of Fine Art. We hear the journey that took her from advertising to setting out on her own path and how she built a successful business after her perspective was altered by a particularly challenging period.

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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The guest was Laurie Avon, interviewed by Indi Davies and presented by Marianne Hanoun. The editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

May 16 2019

14mins

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Creative Lives Grad Special: Laurie Avon, illustrator

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With graduate season on the horizon, we’ll be hosting a series of podcasts with a selection of grads at different points in their careers.

To kick things off, we’re speaking to Laurie Avon, a Brighton-based illustrator specialising in Linocut techniques, who graduated from Kingston University almost a year ago. He talks to us about the first steps he took towards gaining commissions, as well as his involvement in self-started initiatives like Crit Club, a supportive collective for sharing work, getting feedback and bolstering portfolios.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. The guest was Laurie Avon, interviewed by Indi Davies and presented by Marianne Hanoun. The editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

May 09 2019

15mins

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Creative Lives: Sarah Williams, founder and arts consultancy specialist

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Our guest this week is Sarah Williams, founder and director at arts consultancy Soho Curious & Co. Sarah's career path is a great example of how you can make a creative career work for you, without a formal education. Having dropped out of a degree soon after starting, she decided to make her own way early on – moving to London with few connections, little in the way of a plan and zero knowledge of the industry. Since then, she’s been on a journey of discovery that’s seen her go from restaurant manager to art buyer, and even move to Australia for a while to work as a photographic producer.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies. The editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

May 02 2019

15mins

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Creative Lives: Sereena Abbassi, head of culture and inclusion at M&C Saatchi

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Our guest this week is Sereena Abbassi, an activist, writer, public speaker who has worked as the head of culture and inclusion at M&C Saatchi since 2018.

Sereena’s work is entirely focused on combatting the lack of diversity in the industry, promoting inclusivity and representation, along with education around unconscious bias and the value of different viewpoints. We hear about her day-to-day, and how her upbringing and experience of living all over the world feeds into her work.
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This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies. The editor was Ivor Manly.

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand partners – they include G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Hoefler and Co., Colophon Foundry and The Paul Smith Foundation.

Apr 25 2019

22mins

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By MaddieKB - Jan 05 2017
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As a mid-twenties creative, I found the direction, production, and general content of this podcast all to be extremely good. The host and guests are all phenomenal. I've been more inspired by this than anything in a long time. Honestly. I hope they get the funding they need to continue because I binge-listened to all of the episdoes in a day!