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Your December 2021 Guide

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There's nothing like closing off the year with an array of industry events to learn, network, showcase at - albeit virtually! 

Here, we have compiled the very best digital events across marketing, digital, creative and tech for December 2021:

Use your creative skills to contribute to positive change!

1st December – 6:15pm – 8:15pm 

Discover a method to make an impact in this world in a sustainable, fun, and fulfilling way!

This session will help you transform any game-changing idea into a tangible concept for growth to seriously get you started and see through your passion with our proven models and strategies.

Exclusively brought to you by a team who's always put the important things first and stopped at nothing to make real change!


Google Cloud’s Diverse Voices series: Open Sourcing Google’s Culture

2nd December – 9:00-9:30am 

Hear inspiring stories from Googlers and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) champions, as they share their experiences and learnings on how to create and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Join to discover how Google foster a positive, flexible and inclusive organisational culture.


Craft Your CV and Nail Your Portfolio

2nd December – 6pm-7pm 

Are you ready to level up your CV and portfolio game but you don't know where to even start?

This webinar sessions over December to help you craft your CV and nail your portfolio.

This webinar has been created using my 10 years recruitment experience and top tips from Industry Leaders when I had chats with leaders from Wolff Olins, Vayner Media, Pentagram, DesignStudio, Handsome Frank and Jelly London.

There will also be Q&A's throughout to answer any burning questions you might have.


Creativity Starts From Within: Accessibility for a More Innovative World

3rd December – 12pm-1:15pm 

Hosted by Jezz Chung, our event, “Creativity Starts From Within,” will feature a vibrant lineup of musical and visual performances, videos featuring creators Jessica Oddi and Raul Pizarro, a panel conversation moderated by Aubrie Lee with community advocates ARC4G, James Rath, Stephanie Thomas and Emily Ladau that delves into the creativity behind disability and the bond between technology and access, and much more!

If you cannot join us the day of the event, register via the link above to receive a link afterwards to view on-demand!


Creators Club: Building a Vision for 2022 Workshop

December 4th – 2pm-4pm - Camden

From illustrators to innovators, seasoned professionals to aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers and creatives in all shapes and stages are welcome. From. This event is for those who are building something: creatives, business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, innovators, vloggers, artists, writers. Enjoy a full programme of networking, talks and goal setting with like-minded creatives looking to step into 2022 feeling inspired!


Portfolio or Showreel Clinic 

December 4th - 11:00 - 17:00 - Ravensbourne University, London SE10 0EW 

If you are applying to creative courses and would like some feedback on your portfolio or show reel, and ideas of how to develop it - come and see us.

In this session you will work with a member of our Outreach Team and Student Ambassadors to get tips on:

Idea generation, Project layout, Formatting & Research!


Listening & Empathic Communication with The Speak Up Club

December 8th – 11:00 – 11:40 am 

Good communication makes everything better! Teams work better, projects run more smoothly, grievances and are dealt with effectively. One cornerstone of good communication is active listening—it leads to an empathetic communication style that helps build trust and strong relationships. 

In this webinar, you’ll explore the key skills of active listening and examples of how you can bring them into your everyday work interactions to maximise every conversation, gain a deeper understanding of your team’s and customers’ needs, build rapport and supercharge your leadership skills.


Non-Tech Roles in Tech: How to Leverage your Transferable Skills

8th December - 5:00pm PST/ 1:00am GMT

Is the tech industry calling your name but you don’t have (or want!) technical skills and don’t know where you could fit with the skills you do have?

Join WorkWell Founders, Whitney and Lucy, for a workshop on the cold hard facts about what it takes to break into tech and have you examine the skills you can leverage to make moves in 2021. They’ve coached 1000+ people into high paying tech jobs and know exactly what it takes to land both technical and non-technical roles at a company you are actually excited about!


Connecting Creatives at Christmas

13th December – 7pm - 10:00 pm -  Dirty Martini, Hanover Square

At GoodBadMad, their mission is to inspire creatives by encouraging them to enter the arts through a range of accessible resources.  

GoodBadMad is bringing you a new, colourful, and fun way to network! A space for you to creatively connect, twisting old-school networking and mashing it up with the festivities.


Lone Design Club: Designer Meet up 

14th December – 5pm – St Johns Wood

CALLING ALL DESIGNERS + MAKERS. This event is for you! Whether you are in the Lone Design Club community or not, this event is a chance for you to meet like minded industry professionals. Meet, greet and network with other designers, makers, entrepreneurs or industry professionals across one evening of casual and structured networking.

This event focuses on all industry types, specifically; Fashion, lifestyle, wellness, beauty brands.


SHAPESLewisham Creative Support

16th December - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Held in conjunction with Deptford Does Art, this will be a networking event curated to bring together local creative small businesses and freelancers, with specialists in business support. The event will aim to make important connections and get support to Lewisham based businesses and creatives, helping with their post-lockdown recovery.

Deptford Does Art will also be holding their 2021 Illustration + Print Open! It's a great opportunity to view and buy prints from 40 emerging and established illustrators, designers, and printmakers.


Portfolio Review: Getting into animation 

6th December – 5pm-8pm - Online

Creative Lives in Progress’s final portfolio review of 2021 is all about getting started in the world of animation. Whether you’re a student, a grad or just simply in the first year of your career journey, this is a chance to meet industry professionals, get advice and feedback and get to know some fellow emerging creatives.

This is their first review dedicated to the art of animation, so whether you have a passion for character design, or are looking for tips to sharpen up your latest walk cycle, we have a host of expert reviewers ready to share their advice and insight.


TPF Talks: Discussion & Vision boarding session for photographers and creatives 

21st December – The Photography Foundation, EC2A 4QS – 5:30pm-7:30pm

The Photography Foundation will be hosting a discussion & vision boarding session for photographers and creatives community. This will be a chance to come together, reflect on your creative achievements from 2021 & think about your ambitions for the year ahead.