Creative people


201 Creative people in total


Jack Homer, technical arts student

As a student at South Essex College, Jack developed a passion for technical development and helping his fellow students. He is a shining example of how much a young person can achieve if supported and empowered and in 2016 was the winner of the Creative Choices Award.


Tim Porter, creative producer intern

Tim had a wealth of experience as a director, writer and editor before he took on the role of creative producer intern at Project Phakama. He talks about getting trained up in backstage arts and offers advice for people who want to work their way into an arts career.


Having patience and taking an interest in other people are key skills that Daniel uses when working in the Individual Giving Team. Image: Da

Daniel Barker, patrons officer

Daniel Barker works on the 'giving team' at Kew Foundation, fundraising and supporting the Donors. He shares his 5 tips on how to enter this career.


Luke Stubbins, Technical Theatre

Luke is a technical theatre apprentice working on lighting, rigging and sound at Birmingham Hippodrome.


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.


Emrys Green, arts consultant

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


Steve Bamford, artist and scenic constructor

Steve builds and often designs scenery for theatre, film and television production companies. He has worked on films such as City of Ember and HBO’s Game of Thrones.


Peter Moody, voice coach

While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.


Tony Morrison, promoter and producer

Tony works as a promoter, producer and project manager. He offers five tips for succeeding at his job.


epitype are involved in all sorts of design – so much so that it can be hard to narrow it down to just one area.

Martin Roach, group creative director

Martin started out in information design, but soon broadened his offering to other areas of communication design. After working both in-house and for agencies, he founded Epitype.


Dan Howson, Event Producer & Youth Worker

Dan Howson, event producer

After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.


Annie Rigby, resident director

Annie Rigby is resident director at Northern Stage. After studying English, she spent time temping in an arts centre finance department before getting her big break.


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.


Arts and culture interns

Steff Wills, Hayley Wayre, Natasha O’Dowd and Lizzie Minchener are paid interns for arts organisations in the Create Gloucestershire network. We asked them what they do as part of their internships in areas such as project management, fundraising and marketing.


Ryan Tyler-Smith, theatre manager

Ryan Tyler-Smith is front-of-house manager for South-East London's Greenwich Theatre.


Andrew Loretto, creative producer

Andrew Loretto is a Creative Producer for Sheffield Theatres and occasional freelance theatre work.


Sarah Stephenson, youth theatre director

Sarah Stephenson is Nottingham Playhouse's Youth Theatre Director. Her work involves running workshops and finding ways to engage students with theatre.


Catherine Haines, head of HR

Catherine Haines is the Head of HR for nine cultural institutions in Birmingham. She shares what she does in her job and how to get started in HR.


Naomi Gibbs, costume designer

After playing bass in a rock band, Naomi Gibbs now works as a costume designer.


Mike Benson's job as Director includes making sure everyone is working to their full capacity. Image: Mike Benson, Bede's World.

Mike Benson, museum director

Starting his career in the steel works, Mike Benson shares his journey into heritage management and gives his top 5 tips for becoming a director.


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