jOURNEYS

Stories from our community. Follow the journeys our creatives are on and be inspired. Hear from a range of professionals, at different levels, to discover where they’ve been, where they are and where they’re going in their careers. If you want to share your journey, contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

mARY hEMINGWAY

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We’re honoured to be sharing, for the first time, an interview with Mary Hemingway next. As she explains, rather too modestly we think, she’s a Graphic Designer – agency and freelance – who also likes to ‘dabble’ in illustration, photography and surface pattern design. She’s Founder and Creative Director of the incredible Design by Women … Continued

mURUGIAH

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We’re beyond excited to share the never before-seen journey of profoundly talented, award-winning artist, Murugiah. Murugiah’s work is instantly recognisable for its surreal quality and bright, joyful colours. In this interview, Murugiah shares how he trained as an architect before finally succumbing to the pull of life as an artist; something he’d always felt, how … Continued

kEI mAYE

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Meet Kei, a London-based multi-disciplinary creator, educator and the founder of Creative Champs; a learning platform for creators and creative business owners. She’s got 17 years of industry experience and is passionate about sharing the wealth to empower frustrated creators. We were so excited to chat with Kei and she did not disappoint with this … Continued

dEVI & iQRAH

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The sun is shining and we’ve got a brand new interview for you… double win! Introducing Devi and Iqrah, founders of The Creative Corner; the podcast where two South Asian women navigate through the creative industry & discuss their experiences. We got to know the gals behind the show in this chat which covers their … Continued

kIERON lEWIS

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We’re so excited to be featuring Kieron on the blog this morning. This freelance graphic designer and public speaker is racking up accolades left and right; he’s one of The Dots’ 100 Black trailblazers, a D&AD Judge… we could go on and on! We particularly love his recent book designs for the immensely important Still … Continued

fUNMI lIJADU

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We came to learn about Funmi through her striking collages, which have been featured in Black Collagists: The Book by Teri Henderson, and exhibited at the Tate Modern, no less. However, it’s clear that Fumni’s ability to communicate, and dig into, complex social ideas goes beyond the medium of collage. She’s also a freelance journalist, … Continued

aLEX wAN

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Say ‘hi’ to Alex, an in-house and freelance designer with a passion for branding. Discover how Alex struggled at uni (Illustrator who? I don’t know her), her approach to design five years later – the commercial/fine art sliding scale, and finding a design ‘style’ – and how she’s learning to create without inspiration. Lots of … Continued

pEONICA fERNANDO

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It’s been a minute but we’re back with a new feature… and it’s a treat! Meet Peonica, she’s a London-based illustrator with a focus on celebrating women and showcasing the vast diversity of women across different cultures. In this chat, she talks about her experiences studying Illustration at UAL (University of Arts London), how she … Continued

dOMINO pANTON-OAKLEY

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Forget chocolate, this Easter we’ve brought you another deliciously inspiring creative career journey! Meet Domino, she’s the founder of Cotton On Creative, bringing you inclusive, engaging and exciting art events across Manchester, Leeds and then… who knows! She recently made the successful leap into full-time and “it’s been 100% worth it”. As a fellow Mama, … Continued

jANE bOWYER

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Oof, this one is lovely. Today, we’re chatting with the creative wizard that is Jane Bowyer aka A Studio Called Jane. She’s a Designer, Illustrator and Founder of the awesome Women in Print. In this interview, Jane shares how she’s learning to sit with her negative thoughts (and not buy into their BS!), how she … Continued

mATHUSHAA sAGTHIDAS

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We’re excited to be chatting with Mathushaa today, a London-based photographer (amongst other things) who frequently draws on Tamil culture, history, traditions, and heritage to create deeply personal work that examines the many facets of her identity. Here, she shares an insight into her parents’ experiences during the Sri Lankan civil war, which have influenced … Continued

hELEN tONG

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Meet Helen on this fine Thursday! She worked in publishing and digital roles for over 5 years before retraining as a Designer. Thanks to a ‘life-changing’ three months at Shillington, she’s now working in branding design for an exciting agency, and has plans to pursue some personal projects in the future, including creating typographic prints … Continued

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