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Frank Design is a a Belfast based design consultancy.

Starting a design business

Damian Cranney started up the Belfast consultancy Frank Design on his own. He spoke about what it takes start, and sustain, a creative business.


John Osborne is author of two books published by Simon&Schuster.

Working in creative nonfiction

Creative nonfiction is a relatively new literary genre. Though its popularity is growing, as is the critical respect afforded to it. Author John Osborne spoke about his work.


How to build skills for acting

How do you use the Meisner Technique in acting? Head Tutor at The Actors' Temple, Tom Radcliffe, introduces the key teachings to help actors enhance their creativity.


Alison is the author of 'How to Get a Job in a Museum or Gallery' and co-author of 'How to Get a Job in Publishing'.

10 tips for a creative career

Alison Baverstock has written books on being a writer and how to find a job in both publishing and heritage. Having worked in a variety of creative jobs, she shared 10 pieces of advice for any creative career.


Rachel McKnight is a Belfast-based jewellery maker.

Start your own craft business

Rachel McKnight is a Belfast-based jewellery maker. She discusses the challenges of striking out on your own, and offers advice for makers just starting out.


I teach songs, arrange vocal harmonies, conduct cast and band for a musical.

A musical director career

Philip Bateman is a musical director and singing coach. He has worked on West End shows like Billy Elliot and Our House. He spoke about how he built his career in musical theatre.


Chris Greenwood runs his own festival, Stop Making Sense in Croatia, and his own venue Bedroom Bar in London.

Working as a festival promoter

Chris Greenwood spoke about his career path from DJ to club promoter to marketing and running festivals.


An associate lighting designer

Dan Large's career in lighting has seen him travel the world, working with famous actors and directors. He illuminates his career journey and gives top tips for working in the lighting industry.


Becoming a technical manager

Rob Lloyd's journey into technical management started with him doing "bottom of the pile" work in theatre, but evolved into roles with much greater responsibility as he rapidly gained new skills. He eventually sidestepped into the music industry. Read more about his career.


Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of steam power.

Running a museum

Since the age of 15, Maggie Pedley has wanted to work in a museum. She worked at a number of local authority museums before becoming manager of the Bradford Industrial Museum.


Kathrin DeBoer is the singer of Belleruche.

Touring music band

Belleruche is a band that performs 'Turntable Soul' music. Comprised of Kathrin DeBoer, Ricky Fabulous and DJ Modest, they have several albums with independent label Tru Thoughts.


Outreach activities take library services into the community - aiming to encourage people to become library users.

Library outreach activities

Libraries have to provide activities and services to encourage people to use libraries in different ways. Outreach activities go out into the community, encouraging people to become library users.


Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe.

On the fringe of the Fringe

Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe. He spoke to Creative Choices about striking out on your own.


Jon Burgerman is a professional doodler for big-name brands like Coke, Pepsi and Nike.

Doodling in a digital world

Jon Burgerman is a professional doodler for big-name brands like Coke, Pepsi and Nike. He describes slowly getting noticed and the importance of embracing the digital world even if you work in traditional media.


Hennie Haworth's illustrations have featured in many magazines, including Elle and Company. She has also worked with fashion designers.

6 tips for illustrators

Hennie Haworth is a freelance illustrator. She has worked with many major brands, including Waitrose and Vodafone. She shared six pieces of advice for illustrators starting out.


Simon taught himself many of the skills for web design.

4 tips for a web design career

Simon McFarlane runs a web design business, building bespoke websites for diverse clients. His career path evolved over the years, but his early track record as a technology trainer proved invaluable.


The stage-show ‘Scandalous!’ mixes stand-up comedy, storytelling, songs, and striptease.

Burlesque performance

Ivy Paige has blazed one of the more eye-catching trails on the fringe of the performing arts. Her acclaimed stage-show ‘Scandalous!’ mixes stand-up comedy, storytelling, songs, and a little striptease in the unmistakable tradition of burlesque.


Pippa uses existing networks in the area to find and promote her artists.

How to represent artists

Looking to work with artists? An artist’s agent and artist’s producer describe how they developed their careers representing visual artists and helping them to promote, sell or exhibit their work.


Peckham Space moved into a purpose-built gallery in central Peckham in 2010.

Working in community arts

Peckham Space is a public gallery in South East London. Dedicated to commissioning artworks made in partnership with local residents, community groups and schools, it aims to increase public access and participation in contemporary art.


Momtaz Begum-Hossain's book 'Bollywood Crafts' is a collection of craft projects inspired by the look and feel of Bollywood cinema.

A crafts book deal

After years of running craft workshops, Momtaz Begum-Hossain decided to publish a guide to creating Bollywood-inspired accessories and decor. She described the process of getting her ideas into print.


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