“I also think it could be helpful if the developer has an interest in music, they don’t have to be a musician themselves, but if they have an interest then it could help the conversation.”
Wale is currently a student at Warwick University where he is studying Management in Business, but he is also establishing himself as a musician, as his songs currently feature on platforms such as Spotify. He has always possessed a natural ability to be creative and from a young age was intrigued by experimenting and recreating music which he has now turned into a career goal for himself since 2014 when he first started releasing music.Read More
Rebecca lives in East London, not too far away from the studio. She has worked as an actor for almost 15 years, where she started in theatre and then moved on to TV.
“I love London – I’m a big fan, I think it’s an amazing city, it’s just got everything and I think artistically, it is an interesting sort of melting pot of different people and influences” – Rebecca CalderRead More
“I’ve lived in London for almost 20 years, and the best thing about it is it grows with you and whatever interests you – the best is here so you are constantly inspired, so yeah, it definitely has a creative influence on me.”
– Mark Tintner
Mark is a filmmaker and an academic; working in moving image from ideation to distribution. At the moment, he is working for a global organisation called Viacom in a senior position and will shortly be moving into a role which focusses more on drama work in terms of moving image. On the academic side, he is a Postgraduate course leader for MA Moving Image at Ravensbourne University.Read More
“London is such a fantastic place to practice and we are very spoilt with all of the things that are going on, but actually, I wonder even if that cultural life will start to de-centralise as you get concentrations of people in other parts of the country”
– Lydia Thornley
Lydia is an East-London based artist of many trades – she is a Graphic Designer, Creative Director and Live Illustrator.
Her background is broad and she has gained a wealth of knowledge throughout all avenues of graphic design, whilst also continually looking for the next project she can add value to, or the next artistic skill she can build upon.
“When I do get that time to create, I sort of savour those moments to just have some peace, like a calm in the chaos.”
– Kei Maye
Kei is a North-London based Digital Illustrator who also works part-time as a teacher.
Her pieces are a depiction of her thoughts, observations and sources of inspiration and irritation.
“15 years ago, it was completely different; employers were so good with creativity and now its commercialised.”
– Ian Barrington
Ian is a London-based contemporary artist who practises within sculpturing and art illustration works.
He has been doing it for a long time and feels he particularly likes to investigate materials and the processes of making artworks. Whilst he is a Sculptor and Art Illustrator, he is also a Writer.
His multi-disciplinary work is particularly concerned with paradigms of identity and he investigates this through multiple art forms.
The first question is how do you define studio space? Read More
“In a way, I believe that the city impacts my lifestyle, which in turn impacts my art.”
– Beth Fraser
Beth is a fashion illustrator and freelance artist – her work combines a variety of techniques and styles to create bold multimedia pieces.
After graduating from the London College of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Illustration in 2015, she has stayed in London and grown her clientele; working with a range of professionals within the space and exploring various artistic forms through print all the way to bespoke homewares.
Her signature collage style has made her easily identifiable within the fashion space, and she has created a strong portfolio of her work which showcases her individuality. It is this unique eye for detail which has led to her most recent collaboration with sock brand Tailored Union.
“I know a lot of people that are now moving into collaborative spaces in order to get more space, but that means a lot of people in a very small studio, it makes it difficult to produce.”
– Rayvenn D’Clark
Working primarily in sculpture, digital sculpting, 3D printing, based in South London.
She found her way to sculpting though photography, keeping her practice very digital based. Having recently finished her Masters at Chelsea College of Art where she studied for the past 5 years, she is now navigating the path of finding studio space, and where she will create her artwork moving forwards.
“I find myself coming back to London because I always say I was born artistically in London, so I will always feel the need to return back.”
– Alina Zamanova
Artist and fashion illustrator since 2012, after studying Fashion Illustration in London.
In 2015 Alina moved back to Kyiv, Ukraine and is currently travelling around different European cities to create her art, with her base remaining in Kyiv.
“This is the situation, it happened to Hackney – the artists came in and then the prices went soaring.”
Lucy Bull is an exhibition curator and Company Director of Jeff Moore Photography, based in East London.
After being in the photography world for over 20 years, Lucy worked as a freelance picture researcher at The Times Newspaper. Since 2015 Lucy has worked closely with Jeff Moore Photography on projects such as the most recent Warburtons Ad, Gary Lineker Walkers ad and the Royal Ballet, amongst many others.