Category Archives: Creative Industry Spotlight

Industry Spotlight features on The Creative Condition.

CreativePod #1: Ryan Cole and Rich Bates talk freelance design and animation

In our new home at C4Di in Hull, we chat to Ryan Cole and Rich Bates about working in the design and animation industries, and how they got their start.

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Disabled Entrepreneurs’ Dom Smith talks about disability in the workplace in 2016

Recently, Dom conducted an interview in preparation for some public speaking at a City & Guilds Group event in London. Here’s the full Q/A (prepared by G&GG Employer Brand Manager, Emma Nicholls) in which Dom talks about disability, offers advice to those looking for work, and speaks on his own diverse experiences and accessibility, and disability in the workplace in 2016. 

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Mike Leigh Cooper appears in Contact Theatre’s latest guide and completes Our North Manchester video

That’s right our own Mike Leigh Cooper has appeared in a very special (new) guide to the mighty Contact Theatre‘s services and listings. Pictured below you can see Mike’s beaming face, as well as the text which has a quote about how awesome working at the Contact actually is.

Mike, of course is a Creative Expert at the Manchester-based theatre company and while he’s there, he participates in (and leads) film and multimedia workshops for young people. He’s so cool.

For an example of Mike’s great work in that area, check out this video he developed promoting North Manchester that’s just been released!

Our North Manchester from Contact Creative Services on Vimeo.