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.

tIHARA sMITH

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Following on from her dazzling, Windrush-inspired graduate fashion collection, Founding Member, Tihara, has gone on to build a vibrant brand, encompassing blogging, a wide range of products, and a pop-up shopping experience. Discover her journey and hopes for the future of Tihara Smith. Tihara, what’s your creative occupation? I am a fashion, accessories, and product … Continued

jUDITH pOITRAS-RAYNAULT

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Founding Member, Judith, spent 10 years working as a Fashion Designer in Canada, before embarking on a new career here in the UK. Discover what prompted her decision to retrain in Graphic Design aged 32, and how she forged her own path as a freelancer. Judith, what’s your creative occupation? I’m a graphic designer and … Continued

dENZEL kESSIE

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Denzel Kessie, aka BLLACK LINE, is an Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Founding Member from North West London. Today, he’s sharing his freelance journey so far; the practicalities, and the pitfalls. Read on for more… Denzel, what’s your creative occupation? I currently work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Where have you been? During my … Continued

hEIDI eL-KHOLY

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Today, our Founding Member, Heidi, shares her career journey; from event planning, to founding a badass creative studio – Salt and Sister – with Halah. She shares her experiences of toxic workplaces, how she stayed true to her authentic self through writing and sisterhood, and what it feels like finally having the autonomy to say … Continued

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hALAH eL-KHOLY

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Discover how our Founding Member, Halah, left bar work behind to forge a career in graphic design, and how lockdown prompted a new chapter; the birth of bulls**t-free, female-centric, creative studio, Salt and Sister. Halah, what’s your creative occupation? I’m half of Salt and Sister Studio – a creative-space-slash-studio-slash-experiment founded with my sister – where … Continued

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lORELLE sKELTON

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Read how our founder, Lorelle Skelton, went from designing emails for BOGOF burgers to launching our creative community. Lorelle, what’s your creative occupation? Founder, Graphic Designer & Creative Changemaker Where have you been? You could say my journey began with BOGOF burgers. Back in 2010, I’d just graduated from The University of Manchester. Despite a … Continued

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