The University of Westminster hosts eight inspiring creatives to celebrate the start up of the Creative Enterprise Centre.
This networks allows students and alumni to find freelance jobs advertised on the software, according to their skills. It is highly focused on media, design and arts students. This gives young students the opportunity to get the name out there in this competitive industry.
The first panel at the event had four inspiring entrepreneurs with completely different backgrounds.
Alex Boden, co-founder of Pistachio Pictures, is a producer of the hit Netflix original series Sense8, Cloud Alas and PULP. He was named Moviescope “Producer to watch” in 2008 and its film PULP won Best Music Film at the 2015 NME Awards.
Jonathan Wilkins (Dines), founder and brand consultant of Studio Blup, a design agency that works with brands such as Adidas or Nike. He encouraged the students to think big and picture themselves in the position the want to be in.
Beanie Major, founder of In Detail, named one of the “30 best blogs ever” by Marie Claire. Who believes the best way to enter the market is to find your unique signature. Even if she was Evening Standard’s choice for 2017 Young Progress Maker, she still believes she hasn’t made it.
Lucien Mansell, co-founder and director of FactorySettings. They create high-quality projects designing, fabricating and installing exhibitions. Former clients include the National Theatre and the Museum of London.
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If you were unable to attend the launch party, make sure you don’t miss the next even hosted by the Creative Enterprise Center: “Creative Currency: Talking Money”. It will cover the business side of freelancing and you can register to attend the free event here.
By: Christie Rankin and Lavinia Petrucci