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Your February 2022 Guide

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Kick-off your February with the best in events across creative, digital and tech industries!

We’ve rounded up all the latest in networking, career development, short courses across the creative industries to help you level up. Whether you’re looking for some remote-upskilling or a network event to help connect you with industry professionals, we’ve got them all.


Make your Socials Work: Content for Creatives Paid Workshop

Tue, 8 Feb 2022, 18:00 - 19:00 - Online

Jessica Bruno teaches people how to get rid of that post-anxiety and make them feel powerful with every piece of content.

This will be an in-depth master class on how to utilise social media for your brand or biz through 2022. By the end of this masterclass, you will walk away with a clearer content strategy, understand the value of content pillars and how you can utilise them for your online brand.


Prototyping UI using Adobe XD workshop at The School of UX

Wed, 9 Feb 2022, 13:00 - 18:00 - Online

Work through designing an interactive prototype of an entire mobile website: from content to layout and interactions.

Run by a Senior Designer who has experience working with British Airways, Vogue and WorldRemit.


Content Design & Strategy workshop at The School of UX – Paid Workshop

11th January, 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Online

This practical workshop will teach you digital copywriting skills and basic content strategy techniques!

The idea is to get you to think like a content designer: from how to structure text and write plain English to decluttering text and content strategy.

Run by a Content Designer & Strategist with vast experience working with organisations like Transport for London, CNN and London Councils.


January Mastermind Session

11th January, 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Online

A Mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. The concept was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill in his book The Law of Success, and described in more detail in his 1937 book Think and Grow Rich. In these sessions, you´ll have the chance to discuss our ideas, learn how to present them, and test your personal projects.

You´ll get the chance to network and practice your communication skills in a safe environment!

The session Group is limited to 4 people. To confirm your place just e-mail and you´ll receive a confirmation link to join the session on the day.


How to Create Digital Designs- Session 1- Poster Design – Paid Workshop

Sat, 12 Feb 2022, 10:00 - 11:30

Have you ever wanted to create your own digital designs? Learn how to use free internet software to edit images and create your own original designs. You’ll learn helpful tips and techniques from a qualified art teacher.

A computer with a good internet connection is essential for this session.

  • No specialist equipment needed

  • No need to subscribe or download software

  • Skills are fully transferable to Photoshop

  • Suitable for beginners


Building Rapport & Influence

Tue, 15 Feb 2022, 09:30 - 13:45 - Online

Making a positive impression quickly plays an important part in how you develop and build rapport. During this Masterclass you will learn how to recognise different peoples behavioural and communications styles and how to engage with them positively and authentically using a number of NLP, EI and Neuroscience based techniques whilst also exploring how to authentically build your voice and relationships professionally.


How to Identify Your Career Potential - Virtual Paid Class

Tue, 15 Feb 2022, 18:30 - 21:00 - Online

At The School of Life, they recognise that there are few greater challenges than finding a job people can love - and at the same time, they’ve seen that with the right ideas in mind, enormous progress can be made towards knowing ourselves as individuals, identifying true goals and grasping what individuals should do next.

In How to Identify Your Career Potential you will:

  • Receive an introduction to a rigorous set of concepts and exercises to help us understand our career potential.

  • Discover how to align our potential with the opportunities of the professional world.

  • Explore our personalities and sift through our authentic interests. Consider a variety of blocks and inhibitions which prevent us from pushing forward with our instincts and desires.

  • Pay particular attention paid to parental and societal expectations.

  • How to Identify Your Career Potential takes us from unfocused aspirations towards a clear-headed and realistic plan as to what our next professional steps should be.


PEP TALK with creative lead from Its nice that John Muleba

Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 13:00 - 13:45 – Online

Creative Lives in Progress are back with another Pep Talk – this time with creative lead at It’s Nice That, John Muleba. Tune in at 1pm on Instagram Live as John talks about his journey and career through working in luxury fashion and transitioning to creative lead in editorial; as well as his advice on coming up with creative ideas and responding to briefs. Based in London, John Muleba is the creative lead across editorial and commercial brand partnerships at editorial platform (and our sister company!) It’s Nice That. Covering a range of disciplines such as graphic design, animation, film, art and branding, John oversees the visual output from the creative team, commissioning and creating the visual elements behind the platform’s articles, events and partnerships such as Review of the Year and Ones to Watch projects.


The Artist, The Brand & The Commission at the Sarabande Foundation

Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 19:00 - 21:00 - Sarabande Foundation: Established by Lee Alexander McQueen 22 Hertford Road London N1 5SH - London, United Kingdom

 Art and fashion go hand-in-hand. Impacting advertising, design and the essence of a collection, collaborating and commissioning artists allows a brand and an artist to elevate one another.

But before any red flags are raised and bullets are fired, discussing agreements and negotiations is key!

In the first Sarabande talk of 2020, this practical talk will help you effectively navigate the artist and brand relation. Discussing contracts, pricing, timelines, legalities, the creative process, meeting are guaranteed to leave this talk stocked with expert info.

Led by Blue Gaydon, Executive Director of Brand Partnerships at MTArt Agency, this two way street will become a one-way road...without the hold-up.

Due to COVID-19, physical tickets are limited.


Getting into Product Design with Zendesk

18th January, 10:00am - 6:00pm – Online

Are you interested in working in product design? Want to find out more about this world, and have your portfolio reviewed by product design specialists?

Creative Lives in Progress have teamed up with Zendesk, for an event that does all of this, while introducing you to lots of likeminded creatives at a similar stage of their journey.

The evening will be your opportunity to:

  • Chat to the Zendesk team in a relaxed setting

  • Get insight on what the team looks for in product design talent

  • Receive one-to-one advice and feedback on your work

  • Meet inspiring fellow emerging designers

Who can apply?

To apply, we ask that you are a UK-based emerging creative, with no more than one year’s professional experience in the creative industry, and that you’re aged 18 or over.

You don’t need to already be working in product design, but you do have to want to get into this line of work. We also will accept applications from those with portfolios in areas including: UX/UI design, digital graphic design, UX writing.


Marketing for the Now: What are your hot takes for 2022?

Thu, 17 Feb 2022, 17:00 - 18:00 - Online

“What are your hot takes for 2022?” Join us on February 17 from 12-1 pm ET (5-6 pm UK) where we are going to hear from great business leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs about what we should focus on in 2022!

As we continue to battle a global pandemic, the world is desperately eager to graduate into our next chapter. How do we capture attention right now, how can we connect to culture with greater relevance, how do we fuel our inner leader to take our teams where we need to go? We will go deep into all of these topics through our single question “What are your hot takes for 2022?”

Speakers will come from B2B and B2C sectors, sharing practical examples that will shape your marketing and leadership agenda for 2022.


SIC's Career Clinic

19th January, 1:00pm - 1:45pm – Online

Are you a professional who works around their chronic illness or disability? Is your chronic illness or disability holding you back from your dream career or that promotion you’ve been craving? Does discussing your condition at work seem impossible? Are you nervous about opening up with your colleagues and superiors?

At SIC, we host a monthly career drop-in event where attendees will have a safe space to ask questions, discuss with peers and work through any issues that they are facing, either in their current workplace, or getting into work in general.

Join for our online career drop in where we will have a team of professionals available to answer your questions about the workplace, careers, and what SIC can offer you. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with peers and discover a community of disabled and chronically ill professionals here in the UK. Any and all disabled/chronically ill people are welcome to attend!


Storytelling & Copywriting with Green Umbrella Marketing

Tue, 22 Feb 2022, 11:00 - 11:40 - Online

Whether you are a curious writer, or you’re writing already particularly in a business capacity and want to expand your skills, then this webinar is ideal for you.

Amanda has almost 20 years of experience in writing marketing copy of all kinds, from blogs to website copy, whitepapers to sales emails and everything in between. 

She will be sharing her methods of getting started with copywriting, how to tell engaging stories, using persuasive language, and plenty more copywriting hints and tips. Most importantly, we’ll look at how to get past the dreaded blank white screen and combat writers’ block. She will even answer the question all copywriters dread…. ‘where do you get ideas from?’