Career advice, insights and tips on a range of jobs in the creative industries from those in the business
We asked artists, designers and other creatives about what their jobs involve; what skills, experience and qualifications they have; and to provide some advice for young people interested in doing what they do:
Illustrator and textile designer
As with any creative career, persist in what you do and what you love. Develop your work, seek feedback, be inspired by other artists, ignore the haters.
At the age of fourteen when I realised that everyone in my town was conforming and I began to trawl through the charity shops wearing leopard print tights and nine sets of beads slung round my neck.
Take drawing very seriously and take photo’s of things that you like. Keep a visual diary. And if you have trouble getting the right qualifications to get in University/Art School go to as many evening classes as possible.
Rapper and musician:
It’s about hard work and dedication…the more hours you put in the more you’re going to get back…just try and be the best in your field.