Creative people


Lewis Marsh, Graphic Design & Marketing Executive

Lewis is the Head of Studio at SharpFutures, a social enterprise, where he manages and creates graphics which are used for print or online. He started off as a graphic design apprentice and in 2018 was awarded Apprentice of the Year at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards.


Yolanda M, theatre usher

What does a theatre usher do and why is it a popular way to enter into theatre? Yolanda, who previously ushered at the Young Vic theatre, explained what her role involved.


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.



Chris Harris, head of lighting

Chris Harris developed a passion for technical theatre.


Lindon Barr, dancer & choreographer

Lindon has been a dancer for artists such as Mariah Carey and Take That. He now works as the Head of Theatre School where he trained. Lindon explains more about his role and offers 3 tips for becoming a dancer.


Jayne Lewis, creative director

Jayne Lewis is creative director for the award winning Unanima Theatre. She is also a teacher and playwright.


Inka Romani, programming intern

Inka works as a programming intern at Sadler's Wells in a role which is part-funded by the Creative Employment Programme. So what exactly does programming involve and what skills can you learn? This Is It! spoke to her to find out.


Kid Circus, DJ and producer

Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.


Danny Stewart, lighting and sound technician

Danny started out working front-of-house at a theatre. From there he got into the technical side of staging opera and live events.


Naomi Gibbs, costume designer

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


Simon Pascoe, arts company director

Simon Pascoe is director of environmental arts company Red Earth. As a former actor, he says creativity is vital to success.


Fionnuala thought her apprenticeship was an amazing opportunity to work and learn. Photo Credit: Simon Mills

Fionnuala Cush, Apprentice Tourist Officer

Fionnuala Cush was the winner of the Apprentice of the Year Award 2018 at the annual Creative & Cultural Skills Northern Ireland Awards. We spoke to her about how her apprenticeship helped her secure a full time role.


Joe Barbe now works at Atlantic Records as an A/R Assistant.

Joe Barbe, Columbia Records apprentice

Music-loving Joe started out as an apprentice at Columbia Records. He discusses what he learned and gives his thoughts on apprenticeships.


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.


(Image: interns, apprentices, graduate actors and placements at West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Beth Knight, fundraising and development apprentice

Beth is fundraising and development apprentice for West Yorkshire Playhouse. She discusses the skills she's picked up from the role and provides tips for working in theatre.


Catherine used the marketing skills she picked up in the food industry to move into selling jewellery.

Catherine D’Arcy, managing director

Catherine set up her jewellery sales company, Corazon Latino, after bringing back a number of handmade designs from Mexico. The company works with designers from all over the world.


Liz Boston, make-up and hair designer

Liz is a freelance make-up and hair designer. She has worked on film and television productions in Northern Ireland, Ireland and in England, such as City of Ember, Killing Bono and Game of Thrones.


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.


Marissa Anthony, business admin apprentice

With her college graduation approaching, Marissa saw the perfect opportunity to start applying for apprenticeships. She explains how she landed a role through the Creative Employment Programme and how being an apprentice has helped her become more passionate about the future.


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