Today we’ve launched the fourth season of
Every Monday, our show will bring you the inside scoop from other artists, designers, illustrators and photographers about the highs and lows of being a creative professional. It will feature candid conversations with new and established names worldwide as we discover more about their creative journeys so far. As such, it’s bursting with insider career tips, honest business advice and incredible stories, offering warmth, wisdom and inspiration to help you in your creative journey.
It’s hosted by me, Katy Cowan – I’m the founding editor of Creative Boom, a platform I launched in 2009 to celebrate, inspire and support the creative community, particularly the underrepresented.
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The fourth season kicks off with an interesting chat with Constance Fleuriot, a writer, games developer and producer based in Bristol who runs her own game design company,
Being a big gamer myself, I wanted to learn more about the gaming industry, why there still aren’t enough of us, and how we can perhaps inspire more women to join the sector in the future. We then, of course, talk of diversity in gaming overall and whether any progress has been made in recent years. We consider gender roles and identity and why it’s important to have more female characters but also create those that are gender-neutral, too. And there’s a delve into the creative process of game design and why you don’t need to know how to use a computer to get started.
Up next, we hear from Sarah Hyndman, a graphic designer and researcher and the person behind
Sarah Hyndman of Type Tasting
Later, we meet
Almost fourteen years later, Darnell has helped hundreds of clients to thrive and continues to apply everything he’s learnt so far – from his days as a kid in the ’90s, making money from his comic book drawings, to his time helping tech startups to raise millions in funding. A fascinating conversation for those of you wondering how to diversify and add more value to your design businesses.
In future episodes, we’ll hear from graphic and motion designer Mat Voyce and why he doesn’t think you need to win awards to be a success. There will be Marina Willer of
Marina Willer of Pentagram
Gush Mundae of Bulletproof
It’s all coming up, and I’m so excited to have you join us. We’ve tried to cover a variety of creative disciplines, from gaming and digital to illustration and graphic design, so there’s something for everyone. To stay in touch, you can
Meanwhile, over 70 episodes from previous seasons are waiting for you to