208 Creative people in total for


Di Spalding, scenic artist

Di Spalding has been working as a scenic artist for 25 years. She is self-employed and works from her own studio, creating scenery for theatrical sets.


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.


Lindsey Breaks works with exhibition objects and ensures that the right artefacts get to the right place on time.

Lindsey Breaks, international exhibitions

International museum loans are important for making money for the heritage industry. Lindsey Breaks explains the work that goes into organising international exhibitions and how she got started.


Andrew Loretto, creative producer

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


Natalie's jewellery practice specialises in setting precious stones.

Natalie Harris, designer and gem setter

An opportunity to work with a jeweller who specialised in precious stones helped Natalie build up the skills she had always wanted to learn. She is now a self-employed jeweller and gem specialist.


Anna Setchell, deputy technical manager

Anna worked her way up to being a deputy technical manager through being a stage manager with touring shows. She outlines her career journey and offers 3 top tips for getting into this area of backstage work.


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.


Ashanti Rattray, Wandsworth Museum apprentice

Wandsworth Museum had been renovated, and was just due to re-open to the public when Ashanti joined the team as a Cultural Heritage Venue Operations apprentice.


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.


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.


Claire Durrant, user experience designer

Claire's entry into user experience design was borne out of a passion for making products and services better for people to use. She explains how she got there without having to go to university and offers advice for becoming a user experience designer.


Mike Roberts, pyrotechnician

Mike Roberts went from disillusioned science teacher to pyrotechnician by starting up his own company.


Simon designs book covers, comic layouts, and other print media.

Simon Parr, graphic designer

Simon is Head of Design on the comic 2000AD and at Rebellion Publishing, who also publish sci-fi/horror fiction.


Martin McLean, project manager

Martin McLean is a project manager for Deafinitely Theatre, which produces plays in British Sign Language.


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.


(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.


Miri Birch, costume supervisor

Miri Birch studied design for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has now overseen the costuming of shows for a number of theatre companies.


A six month internship led to a full-time job for Francasa

Francasa O’Connor, Trainee Artist Manager with Champion Sound Music Management

Francasa knew that entering the close-knit Northern Irish music industry was going to be a challenge, but her internship with Champion Sound Music Management gave her the perfect entry into the industry. We spoke to her about her role.



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.


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