A few months ago, I worked together with co-founder Kat Garner of Rye Here Rye Now, our networking group for creatives to write an article for Lecture in Progress on networking specifically for creatives and other people who find it a bit daunting and are not sure how to get started. I realised over the three years that I have been running the studio how much networking I have had to do to get things off the ground and running. I also noticed that so many people that we meet at Rye Here Rye Now mention how they almost didn’t come that night because they were so terrified to try meeting new people in a networking setting. They say that they were really glad that they did so this made my really think about how many other creative people who might be out there that were scared to try going to a meet up. The article has now also been published in the biannual newspaper called ‘Off’ that has just come out. Here are some pics of it. Here is a link to the full article online at Lecture in Progress.
Being part of the creative industries can mean being involved in a lot of exciting and fast-paced projects and teamwork, but starting up at home alone like I did can be a solitary experience. So I had a thought, what if there was a community of creatives where we could share projects, exchange tips and just have an occasional pint? That is how Rye Here Rye Now was born.
Rye Here Rye Now is a meet up for London creatives organised with my friend Kat Garner. It will be hosted at John the Unicorn starting on 13 December from 7pm onwards. Full details here on the Eventbrite page.
Here are a couple of stop frame animations made in Indesign. Sometimes, you've got to improvise.