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.

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We’re thrilled today to share this chat with Birmingham-based Artist and Arts Educator, Haseebah. Since graduating with a BA in Illustration back in 2018, Haseebah has gone on quite the journey; from appearing as a guest judge on the BBC’s Britain’s Best Young Artist, to exhibiting her work at the Saatchi Gallery, it’s only now … Continued

nIC & rACHEL

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Our first feature of 2023 is a two for one! We chatted with the lovely Nic and Rachel, founders of In Good Company – feel good evenings where like minded Sheffield-based women can come together to connect, dine and share. Having attended their October ’22 event myself I can tell you… these events are totally … Continued

tINA jIWA

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Well, I can’t think of a more lovely feature to close 2022 than this. We caught up with Tina Jiwa at a transformative time; as she contemplates shifting her focus away from her branding design business and towards ‘poetry, writing, yoga and spiritual growth’. Tina is a talented wordsmith, and in this chat, she shares … Continued

aLLY zLATAR

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When Ally reached out last month, we were so excited to learn more about this multi award-winning powerhouse; her art and the activism that underpins it. She’s a trailblazer and true force for good, it’s clear. Ally is the Founder of The Starving Artist; an art initiative that explores the lived-in experiences of mental illness, … Continued

jOHANNA yAOVI

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This one is a bit special as I (TCO Founder and curly-haired gal) am passionate about celebrating curly/afro hair and Johanna is a leading voice in the fight against curly/afro hair discrimination. Founded in 2017, The Curl Talk Project is exploring what it means to have textured hair in a society where the standard is … Continued

cAROLINE dOWSETT

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We’re back after a much needed break, and… we’ve only gone and chatted with Artist, and Designer, Caroline Dowsett! Caroline’s lively pieces are colourful, playful and full of movement. Inspired by feels, sounds, words and the everyday, her recognisable style is a dose of joy every time. Just what we need as the days get … Continued

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

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