Creative people


Karen Collier, fashion recruitment consultant

Karen started out working in a clothing factory, training to be a sample machinist. She then worked her way up within the fashion industry until she was running her own recruitment business. Karen explains her career journey and offers tips for getting into fashion recruitment.


Some of Shakespeare's theatres are unknown to the public, but Peter Sillitoe uncovers the details about these mysterious locations. Image: P

Peter Sillitoe, researcher

Peter Sillitoe is the Research Associate for the Shalt Project (Shakespearean London Theatres). He explains how he got into research and the path he chose.


Ellie Dorman, Sound Engineer

Ellie is a Sound Engineer and works as both an in-house Venue Technician and a Front of House Engineer. She spoke to Creative Choices about how she originally wanted to be a classical French horn player, but instead chose to take her music career down a different path.


Helping visitors engage with the galleries is an important part of what a Gallery Learning Programmer does. Copyright: Geffrye Museum, Londo

Sarah Green, gallery learning programmer

Sarah mixed her passion for working with children with learning in a gallery. She shares the moment that she knew that heritage learning was the right career for her.


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.


Once she had set herself up in a rented workshop space, Amy began creating and selling her own jewellery collections.

Amy Keeper, designer and maker

For years Amy believed that she needed to be good at drawing to succeed as a jewellery maker. Then an evening class gave her confidence, and she began to turn a hobby into a career.


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