Creative people


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Sarah Holden, graphic design assistant

After graduating with a degree in illustration, Sarah Holden decided to focus more on design. She now works as a graphic design assistant and also a print maker, putting on collaborative exhibitions. She explained her role and how to get into design.


Ella won the award for her dedication and passion for transferring her craft skills.

Ella McIntosh, Pewtersmith

Ella McIntosh is a pewtersmith and owner of THIS IS PEWTER. She works out of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre and runs a workshop programme called ‘Give it a Bash!’. In 2018 she was awarded the Craft and Jewellery Skills Award at Creative & Cultural Skills’ annual awards ceremony.


Amy Backwell, industry liaison intern

Amy is the industry liaison intern for the Animation Subject Area at Arts University Bournemouth. Her employers have said that it’s difficult to see a category where she has not made an impact! For her hard work, Amy was awarded Intern of the Year at the 2017 Creative & Cultural Skills Awards.


Matt Wolliscraft, promoter

As a promoter, Matt plans out the route a music tour will take. The moment when the band finally takes the stage is his favourite part.


Alexys Becerra, make-up artist

Hair and make-up specialist Alexys Becerra has helped create zombies for Thorpe Park and Circus of Horrors.


Leroy was encouraged by his tutors to play music in his local area as a way of practising performance.

Leroy Rahman, tech music student

Leroy is a musician who completed a course at London's Tech Music School. He talks about being taught by Amy Winehouse's drummer and gives advice for people who also want to get into music.


Lynton pursued an interest in art and design throughout his education, and learned software from an early age.

Lynton W Palmer, junior designer

Lynton landed a job as a junior designer soon after graduating in Graphic Communication. He works on branding and graphic design at Spring.


Caroline Gill, Head of Content

Caroline Gill is the Head of Content at Search Laboratory. She worked her way up to her current position after she decided to take an entry level position in financial services rather than go to university.


Oliver Quinn, arts technician

Oliver is an electrician by training, but his love of theatre led him to a career at The Crescent Arts Centre. Oliver takes care of sound, lighting and sets for a broad range of the centre’s clients.


Lynette Nixon, box office manager

Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.


Lottie Wigmore, online distance learning apprentice

Lottie helps create, design and develop online courses for both institutional and international learners. She explains how her experience working with design helped secure her apprenticeship and talks about what the role involves.


Ceurywn Humphreys, live events apprentice

Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.


Darren Joyce, Head of Operations

Darren Joyce, Head of Operations, Cardiff Theatrical Services.


Creating a showreel was essential

Scherrikar Bell, actor

Scherrikar Bell didn't attend drama school, but has cultivated an acting career through training courses and on-the-job experience.


Emma's collections are inspired by the decor and buildings of the Victorian era.

Emma Turpin, designer and maker

Emma Turpin set up her own jewellery brand after graduating with a degree in Jewellery. As well as designing her collections, she works at a gallery as an assistant jeweller.


Rachael Garrett, Preventive Conservation Intern

Rachael Garrett, Preventive Conservation Intern

What does an internship in preventative conservation look like? We heard from Rachael Garrett who was employed through the Northern Ireland Creative Employment with the National Trust.


Lindsey Breaks works with exhibition objects and ensures that the right artefacts get to the right place on time.

Lindsey Breaks, international exhibitions

International museum loans are important for making money for the heritage industry. Lindsey Breaks explains the work that goes into organising international exhibitions and how she got started.


Emrys Green, arts consultant

Emrys Green is a freelance arts consultant and company director, working with major organisations on arts strategy development.


Zoe Jones, circus performer

Former gymnast Zoe Jones studied at London's Circus Space, working other jobs to pay the bills in between performing opportunities.


Jen Harris, Cultural Venues Operations

Jen's apprenticeship included a comprehensive introduction to the world of visitor services.


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