Creative Futures – belonging in the creative industries
A panel discussion introduced by Chillcreate, bridging the gap between a generation of creatives and future creatives, exploring the different roles now associated with one of the most popular industries in the world, how to get a job and make creativity pay your way and what identity can mean in the workplace.
Hosted by Pop Brixton, Livity and Chillcreate as part of the BDT:18 Youth events, the event will feature a series of talks by industry creatives who will share their stories and experiences within the creative industry.
This event aims to bridge a gap between a generation of creatives and future creatives with the aim to:
- Inspire young people to consider a career in design.
- Inform how to get a job and make your creativity pay your way
- Inspire fearlessness in following your passions
- Provide an alternative view of working in the creative world
- Introduce a range of creative people who will share tips, stories and their creative journey.
- We want young people of Brixton to know that they belong and are needed within the creative industry and by following your passions you can succeed.
‘Feed your creativity’ – Willkay
Willkay is an artist, graphic designer and art director with a bright outlook on multiple subject matters, which has made him popular with the new generation of art buyers. He studied at Central Saint Martins followed by London College of Communication. A creative whose work is lighthearted, intricate, brightly lit and playful with a sassy palette of colours. Having worked with a number of leading brands such as BBC, Adidas, Converse, and G-Star, he combines a number of mediums including photography, illustration, and graphic design. His natural flair for creativity is illustrated in several of his pieces, which comprises of contemporary modern-day art reflecting his life, environment and character. He lives and works in London.
www.bywillkay.com | @willkay_oddking
‘Creativity and tackling the taboo’ – The Fandangoe Kid
The Fandangoe Kid’s work is about creating platforms for open conversations about difficult and complex subject matters. Her work took this direction following the loss of almost all of her family in 2011, changing her perspective on everything she had known to date. In 2015, she made a documentary with filmmaker and photographer, Tara Darby, about her experience, looking more broadly at death and trauma and how we approach it in western society, and why we often are unable to talk about such a vital subject matter, one that affects all of us. Since then, Annie has made a number of narrative driven installations ranging from stories about mental health, the importance of removing traditional and restrictive gender constructs, many tales of love and loss and thoughts on what it is to be a human being in our complex world.
fandangoekid.com | @fandangoekid
BREIS (pronounced breeze) is a dynamic rap artist. A remarkable live performer who has performed worldwide with his fusion of hip hop, jazz and African rhythms. He is the founder of Hip Hop inspired arts education company, Student of Life. He has visited 1000s of schools across the UK, Washington DC, Malaysia to deliver keynote talks and facilitate rap and poetry workshops. BREIS is also the author of, ‘Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students’ – a collection of his rap lyrics and the inspiration behind them. Follow his social media (@mrbreis) to check out his latest projects.
http://www.studentoflife.co.uk | @mrbreis
Donya is a senior designer at Freuds, a London PR agency with high end clients and varied briefs from branding to digital design. Alongside her creative career Donya has launched her own bespoke greeting card company, born out of her love for calligraphy and strongly influenced by her Jamaican roots. She has also recently launched her creative platform – #ForTheCulture. A community that champions it’s love for the Arts. Books. Theatre. Art. Work that speaks of narratives where culture has a safe space to exist, to breathe, to be.
Donyadavis.com | wordtoyamother.com | wefortheculture.com
‘TV life – Sink or Swim’ – Jessica Phillips
London born Jessica Phillips is a television producer and director with credits across all major UK broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. She studied Modern History and the History of Art before embarking on a career as a journalist, writing for business journals, and then music/lifestyle magazines. Ten years ago she made the switch from print to television and has worked steadily growing a successful career as a Producer and Director ever since.
Sisterhood – Rachita and Rebecca
Rachita and Rebecca, both designers and social entrepreneurs are co-founders of Sisterhood – they deliver hands on, practical, creative programmes that give girls the tools to gain confidence, courage and charisma to make a positive change. Sisterhood provides a platform for girls to turn words into action through creative workshops. By encouraging girls to re-imagine, collaborate and provide creative solutions to gender specific and societal issues.
oursisterhood.co.uk | @oursisterhood | @our_sisterhood
Julian Knox & Tamara Barton-Campbell – Renaissance
Chillcreate is an original lifestyle brand from Brixton celebrating creative living, which launched during Brixton Design Trail 2017. Owner and designer, Carolyne Hill is a Brixton local and designer with over 15 years of experience in branding and design strategy. Carolyne is a committee member of the Brixton Design Trail and is passionate about Brixton and its legacy.
Livity is a Brixton based organisation that helps to change the lives of young people through using creative participation to provide them with life-changing opportunities to give them a step up on the career ladder.