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.

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

lAURA & iMOGEN

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We’ve got a treat for you this afternoon as we welcome, not one, but two exciting creatives to the blog! Enter our pals Laura Tobin and Imogen Leonard aka Point of You Magazine. Like The Creative Occupation (and founded in the same month, as it happens!), PofY is an inspiring community dedicated to celebrating and … Continued

aMI vADI

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Hello Thursday! This morning on the blog we’re introducing Ami, a London-based Multidisciplinary Designer with an exciting portfolio of work that incorporates her ‘ideologies and personality’ to ‘create a conversation’. A creative since early childhood, she’s gone on to hone a varied skillset and launch an enviable career; from her day job at Unreasonable Studios, … Continued

lAURA bERTINELLI

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We’re super excited this morning to welcome Laura to the blog! London-based Graphic Designer & Art Director, Laura Bertinelli, lives by her motto, ‘Do good, feel good and have fun’, and it’s served her well. Since moving to London from Italy back in 2013, she’s been on an exciting (though admittedly bumpy!) journey. From the … Continued

jOKE aMUSAN

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We’re back, baby! And today, as well as saying ‘hello’ to a brand new year, we’re meeting Joke, the gifted and incredibly inspiring artist who is on a mission to empower Women of Colour (WoC), both through her art, and her platform – She Stands Firm. Last year saw some incredible career highlights, from taking … Continued

jAVIE hUXLEY

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Our final feature of 2021 is a gem! Meet Javie, a London-based, freelance British-Chilean illustrator. The last year has been an exciting one for her and, as it comes to a close, she’s taking some time to reflect on all that she’s achieved. Not least, designing for Claudia Andujar’s exhibition at the Barbican! Read on … Continued

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

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