Creative people


208 Creative people in total


Building an online portfolio helped Joe stand out

Joe Parker, Photographer and Social Media Administrator

Joe always saw photography as a hobby, but gradually he found opportunities for it to become his career. Since completing an apprenticeship with Out of Hand, Joe has started working for Garment Quarter, creating the images for their website and social media accounts.


Andrea Pugliese, cultural experience designer

Andrea Pugliese is a cultural experience designer who lives in Rome, Italy. He discusses his unique career path, and how he merges a variety of skills to support creative businesses.


April Skipp, marketing and development intern

April joined Yorkshire Dance as their Marketing and Development Intern. She made such an impression on them that within a year, they had created a new position in the organisation for her and she is now the Marketing Officer. In 2016 she won the Creative & Cultural Skills Intern of the Year Award.


Brian Reilly, lighting managing director

Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.


Stevie Cape, Designer at Terry de Havilland

Stevie started designing for Terry de Havilland at university and has been part of the company ever since. She's involved in every aspect of shoe design, from initial research to fit testing.


Aisling Keavey, photographic artist

After finishing university with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Print and Time-based Media, Aisling now works as a freelance photographer and runs workshops on photographic practice. We asked Aisling more about her role and what tips she has for getting into photography.


Dan Twine, video producer

Dan Twine is the managing director of a video production company and works in a range of film and television roles on the side. He talks about how he got there, from filming stunts with his friends as a teenager to landing production contracts with big-name clients.


Darren Joyce, Head of Operations

Darren Joyce, Head of Operations, Cardiff Theatrical Services.


Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile visited The Backstage Centre in Purfleet to help them learn best practice from other countries.

Technical production trainees in South Africa

Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.


Jen Harris, Cultural Venues Operations

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


Jonathan Man, director

After studying for a physics degree, Jonathan Man realised his passion lay in theatre. He got involved in amateur dramatics whilst teaching English in Japan, and now works as a theatre director.


Building audiences in craft

Julia Rowntree and Duncan Hooson run Clayground Collective, an organisation which inspires people to dig for clay and create crafts. After winning a Craft Skills Award, they were able to fund their future work.


Bernard Horrocks works with different types of Intellectual Property and applies this to the creative work at the National Portrait Gallery.

Bernard Horrocks, IP Manager

Bernard manages the broad field of Intellectual Property at the National Portrait Gallery. He shares the importance of protecting the collections and his advice on entering in this career.


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.


Simone Gayle, community arts apprentice

What does a community arts apprentice do? We heard from apprentices employed through the Creative Employment Programme, starting with Simone Gayle from The Albany in London.


Mole Wetherell, artistic director

Mole Wetherell trained as a designer, and is now artistic director of theatre company Reckless Sleepers.


Ziza has learnt to prioritise tasks and keep on top of multiple projects .

Ziza Sery-Bi, cultural venue operations apprentice

Ziza has been working at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) since January 2012 on a Cultural Venue Operations apprenticeship.


Vicky Grubb, upholsterer

Vicky's love of upholstery began with night classes at her local college. She now runs her own studio, teaching upholstery classes and taking commissions for work. Vicky outlines her career journey and how you can get into upholstery.


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.


Jason was commissioned by Parliament to create works for the exhibition 'The Beginnings of that Freedome’

Jason Wilsher-Mills, digital artist

Digital artist and painter Jason Wilsher-Mills creates works of art using an iPad, as well as more traditional methods. He talks about his journey, from drawing superheroes as a child to teaching and undergoing residencies – and how art liberated him when he became disabled.


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