How To Survive and Thrive In The Creative Industry
Last night was really fun! I got to partner with one of my favourite brands Jigsaw (I especially love wearing their clothes for work, they make me feel on trend AND like a boss) for a special one-off record of my podcast Ctrl Alt Delete all about working in the creative industries. I invited Charly Cox (poet, Gen Z), Serena Guen (founder of Suitcase, Millennial) and Lucia White (Head of design at Jigsaw, Gen X).
It is available to listen to here, episode #119.
This month, Jigsaw is launching their “creativity doesn’t discriminate” campaign, to champion women leaders in the creativity industry, through film, photography, prose and art. Government statistics show that women are still under-represented in the creative industries in the UK – there’s never been a more important time to champion creative women.
In collaboration with Kodak, Jigsaw are re-launching a 125 year-old campaign – Kodak Girl – into the modern era to celebrate new creative talent. The collaboration – now called Kodak Woman (she has grown up!) – will be supported by a capsule collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts.
Thanks to those who came along to listen to this special in-store recording, shopped, and had prosecco.
Here are some things we spoke about:
- How does social media impact our creativity?
- How can a branded campaign stand the test of time?
- How do you deal with people who don’t believe in you?
- How can we make money and still remain creatively pure?
- How can be help the younger generations to get into the creative industry?
How commercially-minded do you want to be?
- How do you switch off from an all-encompassing creative role?
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