Creative people


186 Creative people in total


Ed Cooper, electrician

Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.


Callum McCaffrey, project joiner

Callum works for the National Trust, helping to maintain and restore historic properties. He has a passion for timber and his work brings him into contact with specialist materials that are not commonly found in less sensitive construction work.


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.


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.


Create Gloucestershire has recruited 13 apprentices and interns so far through the Creative Employment Programme.

Apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network

Glenn Hazard, David Bath and Kate Townley are apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network, which has over 100 members from across the local arts and cultural sector. They discuss how they got started as apprentices, where they want to go next and offer some tips.


Phil Gee, Royal Opera House admin support intern

Having previously worked in the construction industry, Phil hadn’t considered working in arts and culture. But since doing an admin support internship at the Royal Opera House through the Creative Employment Programme, he now can’t see himself doing anything else.


Bev Paskell, technician

Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.


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.


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.


Naomi Gibbs, costume designer

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


Rachel Knight, head of exhibitions

Rachel is the Head of Exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum North. She describes how she rose to manage the exhibition department and shares three ways to enter into exhibitions.


Kate Unwin, set and costume designer

Kate Unwin is a freelance set and costume designer. Her work is split between home, where she designs, and the theatres where her designs are built.


Aliya Gulamani, Project and Communications Assistant

Aliya Gulamani is a Project and Communications Assistant at Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency. She loves having the opportunity to discover and nurture new writing talent, and working to improve accessibility and representation in the sector.


John Douglass, head of special projects

John worked at Access To Music and the Armstrong Learning Group, but now works freelance in business and education. He also runs a small label, as well as continuing with song-writing and performing.


Ellie Zeegen, artistic director

Ellie Zeegen is co-founder and artistic director of the Actors' Temple, a training centre and drama school for performers.


Ceurywn Humphreys, live events apprentice

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


Ryan Tyler-Smith, theatre manager

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


Scott Treeby, live events apprentice

Scott Treeby discusses being a live events apprentice at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.


Hazel Marshall, story consultant

Hazel has been writing since the young age of 5. She set up her own story consultancy business to work with programme makers and production companies. She explains what her days as a writer and story consultant look like and offers 3 tips for becoming a writer.


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.


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