Creative Brew Interview: Shona Blair – Oddly Normal

Creative Brew Interview: Shona Blair - Oddly Normal Clothing

Founded in March 2016, Oddly Normal began life as a menswear label specialising in printed textiles before morphing into a unisex streetwear label due to popular demand.

Here, founder Shona Blair chats Oddly Normal‘s development over the past year, where she gets her inspirations from and what plans she has in store for 2017.

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Creative Brew Interview: Libby Walker – Illustrator

Creative Brew Interviews: Libby Walker - Illustrator

For Glasgow-based illustrator, Libby Walker, deciding what artistic discipline to specialise in pre-uni proved tricky, given her enthusiasm for painting, sculpting, jewelry-making and graphic design. However, after being accepted on to Edinburgh College of Art’s Illustration course, Libby has never looked back.

Since graduating in 2009 Libby has established her own business, collaborated with a whole host of artists from across the creative industries and has worked on projects for the likes of Jo Malone, Estee Lauder and Waterstones.

Here, Libby reveals her design inspirations, the realities of owning your own business and why she loves it, and offers advice to those looking to start a career within the creative industries.

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Creative Brew Interview: Ivan Hall Barrientos – DJ

Creative Brew Interview: Ivan Hall Barrientos - DJ

For Glasgow-based DJ, Ivan Barrientos, his deep-rooted passion for music stems from a very young age. Having attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he studied flute and piano, and currently a half of the duo, Illyus & Barrientos, Ivan’s influences and inspirations are eclectic.

Here, Ivan chats to us about his musical development over the years, having Illyus & Barrientos’ work bigged up by the likes of Annie Mac and Carl Cox, and offers a glimpse of what he has in store for 2017.

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Creative Brew Interview: Nikki Simpson – PPA Scotland

Creative Brew Interview: Nikki Simpson - PPA Scotland

With the brilliant Scottish Magazine Awards taking place just last night, we thought today would be the perfect time to chat to the driving force behind it and PPA Scotland: the awesome Nikki Simpson.

Here, Nikki discusses her career path leading up to her current role as Business Manager of PPA Scotland, Magfest, what she thinks makes the Scottish magazine publishing industry so distinctive, and offers up some advice for those looking to establish a career within it.

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Creative Brew Interview: Christopher Patrick – Writer

Creative Brew Interview: Christopher Patrick - Writer

Writer Christopher Patrick had his career mapped out from a very early age. Equipped with pen and paper, Christoper has always had a penchant for creating engaging stories, worlds and characters since before he could tie his own shoelaces.

Having spent time on the Scottish Youth Theatre’s Young Writers Programme and showcased one of his plays at the Edinburgh Festival, Christopher is an exciting voice within contemporary Scottish writing.

Here, Christopher reveals how he honed his craft over the years, shares his excitement at watching his Toasted Fiction project develop, offers some savvy creative careers advice, and details the enviable feat of knocking seminal horror writer, Stephen King, off of the Amazon Best Sellers list.

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Interview: Adrian Searle – Freight Books & Design

Creative Brew Interview: Adrian Searle - Freight Books & Design

Over the years, Freight Books has become known as a stalwart purveyor of contemporary fiction and publishing, and has given a voice to some of today’s freshest literary voices.

Similarly, Freight Design has went from strength to strength, with its innovative and creative output scooping the Grand Prix Award at the Scottish Design Awards earlier this year.

We chat to Adrian Searle about his career so far and Freight’s development over the years, and Adrian offers his own insights on what makes the Scottish publishing industry so unique, and provides tips on how to forge a career in it.

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Creative Brew Interview: Hannah Taylor – She is Fierce

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Editor of She is Fierce magazine, Hannah Taylor, is a woman on an admirable crusade: to inspire young girls to celebrate their individuality and showcase their creative talents within a supportive and nurturing community.

Here, Hannah chats about how her little girl, Blue, helped her rekindle her creative spark, the inspiration behind the brilliant She is Fierce magazine, and why a healthy dose of self-belief (and Sia) are crucial to achieving your creative goals.

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Creative Brew Interview: Christopher Osborne – Film & TV

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Production Coordinator Christopher Osborne knew he wanted to get involved in the Film & TV industry from a young age.

Following his university course in music technology, Christopher went on to gain extensive experience within local production and arts companies, helping him find his niche within the industry along the way.

Here, Chrsitopher describes his career path so far – from landing a place on Channel 4’s Production Training Scheme to filming in his kitchen while working on Reggie Yates’ short film – and reveals why he thinks a positive attitude and sense of dedication will take you far in the TV & Film industry.

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Creative Brew Interview: Fiona McKinlay – Editor

Creative Brew Interview: Fiona McKinlay - Editor & Journalist

Magazine editor, music journalist and keen photographer, Fiona McKinlay, reveals how her passion for music and writing helped pave the way to her career at Think, why confidence in your own abilities will take you far, and offers some practical advice on how to kickstart a career in the publishing industry.

Read on to find out more about Fiona’s unlikely journalistic inspirations and her career highlights so far.

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