Creative Industries Talks Week

A curated week-long programme of talks by leading creative professionals and agencies across many disciplines.

If you are teaching/studying a creative subject these talks are for you, they will give you an overview of the industry and an opportunity to learn from professionals about their personal journeys and day to day life as a creative.

All talks will be 30 mins long with a short Q&A session afterwards.

Monday 13th March 10.15-12pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017

David Galletly

David is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Shawlands, Glasgow. He creates drawings, posters, murals and animations for exhibition, clients and personal projects. He has clients all over the world and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the UK and overseas. Alongside his client work, he is also the art director of Lost Map, a record label launched by The Pictish Trail in 2013.

Monday 13th March 1.45-3.30pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017

ISO- Damin Smith

Damien is the Director and founder of ISO. It is a digital media and software studio. They design, direct and build large-scale interactive and immersive media projects. They specialise in design-led cultural projects for Museums, Galleries and Brand Experience Centres; creating motion graphics and animated content for television and ambitious online digital projects that are experienced across web, social and mobile.

Their in-house team includes live action directors, 2D and 3D animators, graphic and interface designers, software developers, scriptwriters, content researchers, social media managers and producers.

Tuesday 14th March 10.15-12pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017

Neil McGuire

Neil is a designer and teaches part-time at Glasgow School of Art. He works with artists, theatre makers, and other designers on a range of projects across print and digital media. Recent projects include the curation of an exhibition on Graphic Design and Politics, and the creation, with jeweller Marianne Anderson, of ‘the Golden Tenement’ – an alternative souvenir for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Tuesday 14th March 1.45- 3.30pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017

Jared Taylor

Programme Director at ECA in Animation. A roller-coaster ride through Jared’s experiences as an animator and educator with advice on Art School and job applications, interviews, portfolios and building a career in the creative industries.

Wednesday 15th March 10.15-12pm – Room 8.021

Joanna Süsskind- All The Young Nudes and Toad’s Caravan and

Joanna is a creative entrepreneur and the founder and director of both All the Young Nude’s and Toad’s Caravan. ATYN is an open to all, life drawing club, it has grown to now run all over Scotland at regular events and specialist nights of drawing with models, dogs, birds of prey, and circus performers! Toad’s Caravan specialises in visual communication, mainly within motion graphics and animation. Their client’s include The National Theatre of Scotland, D8 and Tramway.

Wednesday 15th March 11.45- 1.30pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017

Pecha Kucha

A collection of ‘early career’ creatives will talk through their experiences so far and offer advice on starting out after college. Artists and designers include Jamie Johnson, Kirsty Geddes, Katie Guthrie, Tiernan Crilley, Erin Bradley-Scott, Clare Forrest and Marcus Jack.

Wednesday 15th March 1.45-3.30pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017

Cultural Enterprise Office- David Smith

Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO) support Scotland’s creative businesses. They are a not-for-profit service providing access to free business support services. They help creative individuals and micro-businesses build the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. They do this by providing specialist advice and information, as well as running programmes and events.

Thursday 16th March 10.15-12pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017


Elph is an Edinburgh based Artist and Designer. He started out as a Graffiti Artist and has developed a portfolio career specialising in Graphic Arts. He creates work for exhibitions, clients and personal projects across graphic design, graffiti, murals, illustration, digital art and music, installations, animation, and digital design.

Thursday 16th March 1.45-3pm Lecture Theatre C.01.017

Ilka- Lauren Service and Lisa Henderson

ilka is a screen print and design studio run by Laura Service and Lisa Henderson. They studied Graphic Design at Edinburgh College of Art and worked abroad for a number of years before returning to Scotland. When they got back they decided to start working together using a process they both love – screen printing. They are in the process of developing their practice and now also work on graphic design and large scale projects that are tied together with a bold geometric colourful style.


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