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Design Thinking: How Creatives Can Add Value in the Business World

Are you looking for ideas for your career as a creative? Do you want to make a real impact with your work? Business needs creativity!

Den Creative will talk you through how design thinking is used in business to try and solve problems and how analysts and consultants work together with creatives to do this – keeping consumers and end users at the centre of solutions. Members of their creative team will talk about their backgrounds, showing you some of the projects they’ve worked on and how they have leveraged their creative thinking to have a real impact on their work.


Speakers include:

  • Rob Swallow, Creative Director, Den Creative
  • Emma Lanman, Creative Principle, Den Creative
  • Vanessa Jaramillo, Creative Designer, Den Creative
  • Sophie Li Henry, Junior Front-end Developer, Den Creative
  • Analysts and consultants from Elixirr


Event Partner: Den Creative

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Power Women: Podcast To Propel Your Career

Come along to this interactive panel discussion (with some audience participation) to hear from 3 creative women who have used podcasts to drive their careers forward and empower others along the way. The panel will share their inspiring journeys including how they got started and the reality of what it takes to make a podcast happen.
If you’re a UAL student with your own podcast idea you can stay on for an optional workshop after the event to help you plan your next steps.
Event Partner: Creative Shift
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What I Wish I’d known When I Graduated

Want to know what the experts wish they’d known as you prepare for your career in the creative industries?

D&AD New Blood exists to help the next generation of creative talent. We’ve worked with thousands of students over the past 40 years across a whole host of programmes. This session will bring together some former D&AD New Blood Awards winners (our rising star awards programme) and Academy attendees who have graduated from UAL and now work in the advertising and design sector. They’ll be speaking about the things they wish they’d known when they first graduated, how their career first got started, and top advice for those looking to walk in their footsteps.


Event Partner: D&AD

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First Steps as a Creative Graduate

Whether you are graduating this summer and are looking to identify your next steps; a student hoping to plan for the future or an alumni looking for direction – this workshop is for anyone interested in identifying and monetising creative skills to support their professional development.

In this workshop you will:

  • Identify skills you already have that can help you earn an income
  • Learn practical steps to start a low maintenance ‘side-hustle’
  • Get practical tips on launching a product or service start-up.
  • Discover how to stay positive and focused during your first year as a graduate
  • Leave with a clear plan of what you are going to do next


  • Jacqui Rudd, Coach and Craft Expert, The Maker Edit
  • Beki Gowing, Designer and Business Coach, Make, Do & Begin
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