Over the past few years I've been fortunate enough to meet many people with interesting and successful creative careers, folks who earn their living doing something they are truly passionate about. It got me thinking....how and when did these people decide to embark on their chosen path? Was it a calling, maybe something they'd wanted to do since childhood? Or (like me) did they have an epiphany whilst doing something completely different?
So, it's with this experience in mind that I'm starting a series of conversations with fellow creatives. I'll be posting interviews with designers, makers and artists about how they got to where they are today, sharing stories and advice and hopefully inspiring others who might want to break into a creative career.
My own school's careers advice mostly consisted of trying to get anyone 'academic' to go to Oxbridge whilst everyone else was left to work things out for themselves. I distinctly remember filling in a lengthy multiple choice form which then provided you with a printout of possible jobs, none of them very inspiring. If only I'd known what was out there!
First up it's Emily Porter, a make up artist that I was lucky enough to work with recently on the photoshoot for my new Supernova collection. I'll be featuring the interview with Emily next week so stay tuned....
Elin Horgan designs and creates handmade jewellery in her Bristol studio. Elin’s beautifully simple handmade jewellery is carefully crafted and designed to be worn every day. You can read more about Elin’s work and the ethos behind her understated jewellery brand on her About Elin Horgan Jewellery page.