She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration

Graduates Futures Week 11th – 15th July is University of the Arts London’s annual careers event that supports graduating students to get ahead in the creative industries. Led by UAL Careers and Employability in partnership with other UAL departments, staff and external organisations offering skills to help students develop employability and entrepreneurial skills, gain greater understanding of prospects within the creative industry as well as consider their own career goal.

Diversity Matters is proud to deliver an interactive workshop during Graduates Futures Week facilitated by three women of colour who are successful industry practitioners living in, or with links to, London!

As part of the discourse around diversity in education and the creative industry, this event gives an opportunity to highlight representation of women of colour we don’t often get to see behind influential design. It also offers representation for students of colour who lack BAME (black and ethnic minority) teaching staff at UAL; Europe’s largest university for art and design.

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She Creates: women of colour in graphic design and illustration will give you an insight into the styles, techniques and cultural influence of our industry professionals’ work, inspiring you to incorporate varied approaches, and explore your own cultural influence, into your creations. Hear our experts share their stories on how they got started in graphic design and illustration, as well as their tips on overcoming the challenges faced along the way.

Facilitated by Tamika Kawabuchi; a Japanese born interior designer at Fosters + Partners, Roshnee Desai; LCC alumna now leading a design team in Mumbai India, and Dorcas Magbadelo; the British-Nigerian illustrator behind the brand Dorcas Creates, which showcases empowering images of black women through illustration and thoughtful quotes. 14th July at London College of Communication 2.30pm – 4pm. This event is FREE. Open to all UAL students, staff and alumni.

CLICK HERE to book!

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Graduate Futures Week
Your creative future starts here
11 – 15 July 2016
 
A week long programme of events designed to help University of the Arts London’s graduating students get ahead in the creative industries.
Events take place across UAL colleges.
 
Free to all University of the Arts London students, graduates and staff.

 

Ones to look out for…

  
Documentary Practice: Past and Future
Autograph ABP Gallery
6:30 – 8pm, Wed 13 July
 
Interested in documentary photography? Autograph ABP specialises in photography addressing issues of race, representation and human rights. In this discussion two photographers will speak about collaborating with communities, ethical considerations, and how to manage cultural and political sensitivities when making your work.
 
Book here.

 
Career transitions: moving into the creative sector
Billiards Room, Chelsea College of Arts
12:30 – 2pm, Thu 14 July

Are you transitioning from a non-creative field to a career in the creative sector? Perhaps you are a mature student with a wealth of experience, but none in your new subject area? Come and join our panel discussion on making the switch to the creative industries. We’ll discuss the valued transferable skills you’ve brought with you and our panel will share their personal experiences and successes in making this career change.
 
Book here.

 
Black out white noise to make yourself a success
Lecture Theatre C, London College of Communication
1- 2pm, Thu 14 July
 
Are you looking for advice on how to make a success of yourself as a member of the BAME community? Our experienced guests from Blacticulate are here to share the positive message that you can. The format is simple – come and hear the success stories of UK-based black individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners, followed by a Q and A session where you can extract invaluable advice, resources and tips from successful individuals who have been there.
 
Book here.
 
She creates: women of colour in graphic design and illustration
Room W309, London College of Communication
2:30 – 4pm, Thu 14 July
 
This interactive workshop will be facilitated by women of colour who are successful industry practitioners living in, or with links to, London. You will have the opportunity to gain insight into the styles, techniques and cultural influence of their work, inspiring you to incorporate aspects of their approaches into your own creations. Hear our expert facilitators share their stories on how they got started in graphic design and illustration, as well as their tips on overcoming the challenges faced along the way.
 
Book here.
 
 
Closing the gap: gender equality in the creative industries
RHS East, London College of Fashion
2:30 – 4pm, Fri 15 July
 
Bringing together some of the leading women in the arts in the UK, this panel discussion will explore why so many women study the arts but don’t end up working in the industry, particularly when it comes to artistic and leadership roles. Our panel of experts will offer advice and inspiration on overcoming this current reality. This talk is chaired by Jennifer Tuckett, course leader of MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins and founder of University Women in the Arts, which offers mentoring to women studying the arts at university level from some of the women leading the way in the arts in the UK. Jennifer has also written on this subject for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Exeunt Magazine and other publications. 
Book here.

CLICK HERE to find out more about Graduates Futures Week!

DIVERCITY ARTS PROJECT 4th – 17th July

Looking for an opportunity to gain practical skills, mentoring from industry professionals, team building skills and an opportunity to sell your works created in Camden Market this July? Then apply for Divercity Arts Project! Open to all UAL students (and 2016 graduates). Deadline fast approaching – apply now! CLICK HERE or email info@diversitymatters.org.uk 

 

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