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Discover! Creative Careers

Discover! Creative Careers 2022 ran from Monday 7 March - Friday 11 March. This popular, annual event unpacks careers in the creative industries.

Our speakers discussed their own journeys and what they learnt along the way, as well as giving special insight into their particular area of the creative industries and sharing their work.

You can see details of the sessions below and watch full recordings from the sessions.

Catherine Rowe

Monday 7 March 10.00am

Careers in Illustration with Catherine Rowe - From an idea to a career: making illustration work

Catherine Rowe is a British designer whose work embodies luxury. Inspired largely by her love of nature and wildlife, Catherine’s illustrations marry tradition with contemporary style. Her clients include Anthropologie, Museums & Galleries, Cocoon Home, Paperchase, The National Trust, Lagom Design, and Liberty Fabric and her work has appeared in press including Home and Garden, Good Homes Magazine, the Daily Telegraph and more.

Graphic design by Danielle Rippengill

Monday 7 March 2.00pm

Careers in Graphic Design with Danielle Rippengill - A Path to Publishing

"The truth is, I didn't think university was for me or I would be very good, but it turns out it was the best decision I ever made!"

Danielle studied her undergraduate and postgraduate degree at Anglia Ruskin and after completion found her dream job designing children’s books. Having now published over 100 books at BookLlife Publishing, she continues to create inclusive books for all children and is also an associate lecturer at Anglia Ruskin in Graphic Design.

A female student using a camera in the tv studio

Tuesday 8 March 10.00am

Careers in TV with George Langdon - TV, or not TV? Breaking into a tough industry and staying there

George Langdon has been working in TV for the past 6 years…and he has some thoughts about it. Join him in this talk as he discusses how he got into the industry, as well as providing some insight into what working in TV is really like.

George graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2014, earning a degree in Writing and Film Studies. Before working in TV, he worked many different jobs; from teaching assistant, to bartender, to working in a jewellery store. TV is by far the most fun he’s had at work!

Students rehearsing script

Tuesday 8 March 2.00pm

Careers in Acting with Robert Heard - My path in the creative industry

Robert graduated from ARU in 2007 with combined honours Drama with Film Studies, studying later for a MA in acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. He has appeared on stage around the country as well as at Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End. He has also recently shot TV shows for Sky and the BBC due to be released in 2022.

Students using video editing equipment

Wednesday 9 March 10.00am

Getting your foot in the door and then making the most of it with George Turner, Camera and Editing Assistant

Having graduated in 2019 from our BA (Hons) Film and TV production course, George Turner is in the early stages of his career - how did he get that foot in the door at a Soho production company and turn a short placement into a full time job? It’s a good story and George tells it well, so join us as part of Discover! Creative Careers.

Student cutting textiles

Wednesday 9 March 2.00pm

Careers in Fashion with Clare Payne - Finding your feet in Fashion: building a successful career in the fashion industry

Clare is a senior Womenswear designer and Creative Director of her own brand. Clare also works as a lecturer in Fashion promotion, design, professional practice and portfolio with a particular focus on sustainability within the fashion industry.

James Ward

Thursday 10 March 10.30am

Let’s talk Creative Careers with James Ward - Find out about why creativity matters, the creative economy and jobs of the future

James is the Head of Cambridge School of Creative Industries at ARU. He started out as a textile designer, and has had various different roles in the creative industries over the years before entering learning and teaching.

Student using music software

Thursday 10 March 2.00pm

Careers in Music Production with Tim Webster - Engineering a career: 20 years in Music Production

Tim is a studio engineer with over 20 years' experience, working in recording, mixing, and producing. He has worked on many commercially successful releases in many studios, and also tours internationally as a stage MIDI and keys technician.

Someone playing computer game

Friday 11 March 2.00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, today's session with Emily Pritchard has been cancelled.

You can watch last year's talk, Get in to Games: Careers in computer games with Holly Akrill on our YouTube channel.