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Pep Talk from Represent on landing your first job in the creative industry

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Creative Lives in Progress presents Pep Talk, an Instagram Live Q&A featuring a range of creatives with plenty of advice to share.

About this event

*please note this is an Instagram live event*

One thing’s for sure – there’s an abundance of opportunity in the creative industry. But what’s the use if you don’t know how to get your foot in the door? How do you go about landing that seemingly elusive first role? Luckily, recruitment agency Represent will be joining us for a Pep Talk to talk about exactly this. Join founder Mike Radcliffe and consultant James McLearie on Wednesday 22nd June at 1pm as they answer all your questions on securing your very first role.

About Represent

Founded in 2003, recruitment agency Represent specialises in branding and design communication. As part of this, the team help match budding, entry-level creatives with roles at a range of brands and agencies, assisting with everything from portfolio preparation to interview techniques. The team also produce in-depth projects examining industry issues such as fair and equal pay, flexible working and the importance of increasing diversity in the workplace.

With such an enormous wealth of knowledge between them, this month, we’re thrilled to welcome founder Mike Radcliffe and consultant James McLearie to answer all your questions on landing your first role in the creative industry.

About Mike Radcliffe

Having worked in the industry for design agencies and companies such as Spin, Artomatic and DesignJobs, Mike founded Represent in 2003. With the determination to create a new approach to recruitment that better aligned with his values and passion for design, Represent has since gone on to become a valuable bridge between agencies and designers of all disciplines including fashion, UX and motion. With innumerable insights to share around finding the right job for you, Mike will also be on hand to talk about navigating the interview process.

About James McLearie

Graduating from LCC in 2013 with a BA in design and visual communications, James pivoted in fashion working as an assistant art director at Burberry, a senior consultant at Alexander Wang and White Cube Gallery in the editions department. Joining the Represent team in early 2019, he’s become well connected across the design industry, finding and recommending the best junior graphic design and art director jobs in the market.

Ready to share his own industry insights, James has plenty of advice for those about to take their very first steps in the creative sphere and applying for junior and mid-level roles.

About Steph Fung

A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, after working with the likes ofThe Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing a role as a motion designer at Selfridges in 2019.

Today, Steph’s career continues to go from strength-to-strength – from building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Now working as a freelance 3D artist, Steph’s practice centres around her interests in interaction design and fashion.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

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*please note this is an Instagram live event*

Virtual event

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Timezone: UTC+1 (check your local time here)

Registration required? Yes

Cost: Free

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