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Your February 2023 Guide

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Squaring off the January feels, the creative scene is back in full force. We’ve got your guide to February with events across digital, marketing and creative to sink your teeth into.

Whether you’re looking for some remote upskilling or a networking event to help connect you with industry professionals, we’ve got them all.


Intro to Digital Marketing with General Assembly

30 Jan 2023, 17:00 - 18:00 – Free

Understanding the landscape and strategy of Digital Marketing today is key to building your brand and driving the bottom line for your business.

In this free, two-hour livestream, you’ll explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more. All in real time, taught by an industry professional.

Come learn the basics and gain the skills you need to create your first digital marketing campaign!


TPF Talks x Photobook Cafe with Francis Augusto

31 Jan 2023, 17:30 - 19:30 – London – Free

TPF TALKS is a platform to amplify under-represented voices & professionals working in the industry to encourage the next generation of photographers and creatives to be part of the conversation & build their networks.

At TPF talks you can expect:

A creative sharing their work and career journey - followed by an audience Q&A!

Space to network & connect with other photographers and creatives

An opportunity to speak to staff & trainees about our Training Programme

For this talk, TPF is joined by Francis Augusto. Born in Angola, Francis Augusto is a London-based artist. He moved to London at six with his mother and older brother as asylum seekers from the civil war. Inspired by his upbringing and sociology degree, Francis' practice takes an observational method of image-making, candidly chronicling facets of everyday life. He captures the moments that make us human.

His works primarily centre on the themes of interaction, mundanity, and joy while adopting an ethnographic approach. Francis looks to invite the viewer into the scene, creating an intimate familiarity with the people, place, or story captured. This approach is easily identifiable in the intimacy of his artworks and commercial work.


Building A Studio with Chris Wilson

1 Feb 2023, 11:00 - 12:00 – Online – Paid

Organised by Right Aligned, this talk explores the story behind the people that have launched, built and developed a design studio because we think it is important to share real world insight that will help you creatively thrive in future.

About Speaker and Studio owner, STCKMN

Stckmn (pronounced stickman) is a one-man creative studio based in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded by guest speaker, Chris Wilson, a multi-disciplinary designer with 16 years of experience working in the creative industry. Keeping things small allows Chris to form creative partnerships, dealing with clients directly at every stage of the project, ensuring nothing is lost in translation and everything stays on track.


Into the Industry with MediaMonks Networking Event

1 Feb 2023, 16:00 - 19:00 – London - Free

Marketing and Advertising. Creative and Design. Project Management and Production. Digital Media and Measurement. Data Science and Analytics.

What does it all mean?

Into the Industry is a series of free in-person talks. Featuring industry leaders, these events will demystify the Marketing and Advertising industry, give you useful insights and advice, as well as actionable steps for how to get… into the industry.

join us the Creative and Design event where you can listen, learn and ask all you need to know about being a creative and designer in the digital age. Network with top talent in the industry and make connections that count.

This event will be hosted by Media.Monks, one the industry’s fastest-growing digital enterprises with expertise across the media landscape.


The Wern Agency - Maximise Your Personal Brand, A Blueprint for Attracting New Clients in 2023

3 Feb 2023, 11:00 - 11:45 – London – Free

In 2023, learn to brand yourself & stand out to beat the competition - Hadrien Chatelet, (expert in branding and author of Brand Yourself) will give you the keys to your personal branding by guiding you through a simple seven steps process.

Creative or not, there are seven steps that’ll give you the tools and confidence that you need to start your journey.

Format: 45 min of workshop and 15 min of Q&A


Nicer Tuesdays Powered By Its Nice That

07 Feb, 18:00 – Late – London – Paid

To kick off a new year of Nicer Tuesdays, It’s Nice That has an incredible line-up of creatives ready and waiting to give you an insight into their creative worlds. They’ll be sharing wisdom on finding inspiration, honing your methods and creating work that stands out from the crowd.

At the event, you’ll be getting a look into the maximalist, socially conscious work of graphic designer Suzy Chan, and taking a tour through Crack Magazine’s illustrious bi-annual publication. Then, filling the Q&A spot will be one of London’s finest and funniest portrait artists, Wilfrid Wood. A master of injecting humour into his characterful work, and known for his unrelenting candour, we can promise this really – really – won’t be one to miss.

The event will take place on 7 February with doors opening at 6pm. As this is an 18+ event, please bring ID with you to the venue. If you are in need of disability access, please make yourself known to a member of the EartH team on the evening or email so we can arrange assistance. Carry on reading to find out more about our incredible panel of speakers.


Ask me Anything: UX Design with General Assembly

15 Feb 2023, 19:00 - 19:45 – Online - Free

Join us for a live, 45-minute Q&A session with one of our instructors - who happens to be a UX Designer in real life. After walking you through their journey into UX design and answering some common FAQs, the floor is yours. Submit your questions via Zoom Q&A and have them answered in real time.

By the end of the livestream, you will:

Have a basic understanding of what UX Design is, and the different opportunities that exist within that field

Understand which skills you can transfer, and which you have yet to learn

Feel confident knowing the next steps to break into a UX Design career


Creative Entrepreneurs present: How to tell stories that truly connect with your audience

16 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:00 – Online – Free

Struggling to get your target audience to feel as passionate about your creative business as you do? The secret lies in effective storytelling – sharing what you do in a way that people can understand, relate to and connect with.

In this Zoom Dive, storytelling expert Amanda Harrison will explain five techniques you can use as a framework for telling your business’ story. You’ll learn how to go from merely announcing the selling points of your brand or product to conveying the meaning behind your business in a way that creates buzz and builds community.

Expect to hear:

  • Why storytelling for business is becoming more important than ever before.

  • How to get to the real meaning of why you’re in business.

  • The ‘5 Stories’ methodology (origin, empathy, purpose, product and vision).

  • How to use the framework to tell new stories whenever your business changes direction or grows.

Who this Zoom Dive is for:

Creative entrepreneurs and startups looking to get their business off to a flying start, plus already-established creative businesses that want to reconnect with their audience.

About Amanda Harrison

Amanda Harrison is the founder and creator of the 5 Stories methodology, which covers five angles business owners can hone in on to tell their story. Amanda works with entrepreneurs, startups and established companies who want to stay true to their mission and connect with their audience in a meaningful way.

About Zoom Dives

Live discussions between creative business experts and our founder, Carolyn Dailey, to tackle current crucial topics that all creative entrepreneurs and freelancers need to know about.

About Creative Entrepreneurs

A first-of-its-kind online membership experience and community empowering creatives to grow their brilliantly successful businesses.

This event will be recorded and the audio file will be published in their business Journal.


Agility in Times of Change Talk by The School of Life

16 Feb 2023, 17:00 - 18:00 – Online – Paid

Faced with an ever-changing environment, professionals and businesses have to be able to adapt…or face extinction. They need to be agile; possessing the courage, foresight and will to reshape themselves to suit their new circumstances. Luckily, agility is not an inbuilt characteristic; it is an emotional skill that can be learnt — and mastered.

To discuss the skill of agility, The School of Life will be hosting a talk on Agility in Times of Change. Delivered by a member of our faculty, the talk will discuss the obstacles that stand in the way of an agile mindset, the different pathways to fostering a more adaptive culture within your workplace, and the role that nostalgia and anticipation have to play in shaping our expectations for the future.

The zoom session will open at 5:45pm UK time, and the 1 hour talk will start promptly at 6pm. If you are based outside the UK please check a converter to determine what time this event starts in your local timezone.

The School of Life Talks

Our Talks provide a wise, thoughtful and entertaining perspective on some of the largest questions that we face as humans in today’s world: from dealing with emotional problems; to the keys to effective collaboration; to techniques to help us better understand our own minds.

Delivered by experts from The School of Life faculty, they’re a brief but thoughtful introduction to some ground-breaking ideas.


UX Live Online Conference by Tech Circus

23 Feb 2023, 13:00 - Fri, 24 Feb 2023, 20:00 – Online – Paid

Build your knowledge of UX and User Research at our longest-running conference, UX LIVE. Join us and some of the industry’s best minds in UX and Design as they reveal their greatest ideas and lessons to help you grow your practical understanding and craft of UX.

Gain actionable insights from our speakers to elevate your daily project work, whether that lies in research and design of specific functionality for your user, building end-to-end services or strategically marrying business and customer goals to deliver industry-leading products that work.