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.

lEAH jACOBS-GORDON

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Get to know Leah, a London-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator with a STUNNING portfolio. She’s worked on projects for some of the most exciting brands during her 10+ year career (hello Dreamworks Animation, Island Records, Adidas…) whilst simultaneously forging a freelance career as a Book Cover Designer. We couldn’t love the cover of The Day … Continued

kATIE o'ROURKE

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When our Founding Member, Katie, saw an ad for Shillington, ‘something clicked’. She graduated in 2017 and has been busy forging an exciting career in Graphic Design ever since. Whether at her day job as Designer for British Cycling, or freelancing for publications such as NRTH LASS and Shado Magazine, she’s been busy, but these … Continued

kOFI nELSON

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This morning, we’re hearing from the excellent Kofi Nelson; multidisciplinary artist and University of Salford grad, days after launching his new single, ‘I’m Down’. Specialising in Graphic Design, Videography and Music Production, Kofi is stacking up projects… and that’s not including talking at Speak Up with our friends Fuse, or being interviewed for The Creative … Continued

iSABEL sACHS

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I LIKE NETWORKING, like The Creative Occupation, is a platform aiming to help creatives thrive in their careers, whilst challenging the lack of diversity in our industry. So, we just HAD to find out more about its Founder, Isabel, a woman with over 15 years of experience in arts, culture & entertainment, and now, a … Continued

dANI mOLYNEUX

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Today, we’re thrilled to have Dani sharing her career journey so far! Dani founded her studio, Dotto, back in 2017 and has been putting out meaningful, type-focused work ever since. Since leaving ‘agency land’ behind, she’s forged an exciting freelance career and continues to push the boundaries with her studio; embracing collaboration and the ‘arty’ … Continued

mOLLY o’DONOGHUE

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It’s Molly on this fine Monday! This Manchester-based Founding Member is a talented Graphic-Designer-cum-Illustrator with a passion for all things playful. She graduated back in 2017 and, since then, she’s built a thriving freelance business alongside her day job, but she’s not quite ready to launch her one-woman studio yet. Read on to find out … Continued

dANIELLE cLARKE

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BRAND NEW JOURNEY KLAXON! We’re kicking off this week with Danielle, Designer and Founder of Danielle Clarke Creative. This very month, last year, right in the thick of the pandemic, Danielle decided to go all in on running her own business… and she’s bossing it, helping health, wellness & fitness businesses build better brands. She’s … Continued

gABRIELLE aDAM

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We spoke to Gabrielle as she enters a new stage in her career journey: freelancing! After five years in the field, this Founding Member was ready to swap accountancy for something more creative. She discovered graphic design one fateful evening in 2018 and hasn’t looked back. After graduating from Shillington, completing an internship, and working … Continued

kEIR mUCKLESTONE-BARNETT

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We’ve got a Bank Holiday treat for you in the form of this fantastic read from Founding Member, Keir. Despite a degree in fine art, Keir pursued a career in graphic design that has seen him work with a whole host of exciting clients. Today, he has a flourishing freelance business with ethics at its … Continued

aNNETTE & fRANCESCA

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Annette Christian & Francesca Mariama founded YES GURL back in 2019 to empower young women, especially young women of colour, to share their thoughts, opinions and experiences. Fast forward to 2021, and they’ve built a thriving online magazine, and community, that celebrates sisterhood. Read on to learn more about their journey to YES GURL, and … Continued

nADINA aLI

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Founding Member, Nadina aka Nadina Did This, worked in fashion, and briefly baking, for years before launching her freelance Graphic Design career. It’s been a journey, but she’s happy to be where she is today, using her work to champion causes that matter to her. Read on… Nadina, what’s your creative occupation? I’m a graphic … Continued

aBIGAIL bROMIGE-SMITH

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Today, we’re hearing from Artist, Designer & Maker, Abigail. Losing her job in 2020 was the catalyst for a burst of creative energy that resulted in the birth of her freelance business, which she runs alongside her full-time Graphic Design role. Read on as this talented Founding Member shares her journey; from struggling at Uni, … Continued

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