If you want to break into the creative industries, a passion for your art is essential, no matter what branch of the creative industries you’re interested in. But inspiration will only take you so far – knowledge is what will get you to your goal.
Led by graphic artist and creative director Paul Willoughby (Human After All/Little White Lies), this day-long seminar gathers six stars of the field, including humorist Mr Bingo, and white hot reductionist Malika Favre, to expound on the most important lessons they learned only through experience. Expect invaluable insights on ways to develop your personal style, how to commercialise your work without compromising it, and tips for engaging with industries including fashion, publishing, advertising and TV animation. An unmissable rare opportunity to give your creativity, career and confidence a sharper edge.
Adrian Johnson has a unique, highly-crafted style, which has led to a prolific working career and a client list which includes Paul Smith, Adidas, Stussy, Monocle, The New York Times and Unicef. Attention to detail, humour and a simple timeless sophistication mark this Liverpool-born artist out as one of the leading illustrators currently practicing.
Malika Favre is a French illustrator and art director based in London. After studying graphic design in Paris, she joined highly-acclaimed multidisciplinary design studio Airside in 2006, which led to collaborations with numerous high profile magazines and clients including Wallpaper and The Sunday Times. Malika is now established as an independent illustrator and has worked on a variety of projects spanning editorial, advertising and publishing.
Mr Bingo, a successful illustrator based in east London, is "drawing stuff" for the likes of The Mighty Boosh, QI, the Guardian, MTV and The New York Times. As well as making pictures, Mr Bingo regularly speaks at events on his favourite topics, such as religion, the internet, dating, animals, art and terrorism. His first book, 'Hate Mail', was recently published by Penguin.
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.