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The F Word a limited series by Intern funded by Adobe ©

Failure does not define you

Often, the worry that something might not go 100% to plan holds us back from putting ourselves or our work out there, but in creativity and in careers, that approach rarely pays off

The F Word a limited series by Intern funded by Adobe ©

Okocha Obasi’s Take on Failure

At just 22 years old, the Its Nice That Extra Nice Fund recipient, Somerset House Young Producer, Race Zine founder and club night guru has amassed some incredible early success, but it’s not all been plain sailing.

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The Crit

Illustration by Lily Kong

No Regrets

Studying art and design is often framed as a risky decision. Jack Williams argues that instead of shaming students for choosing to follow their passion, we ought to look to universities to teach them how to make their skills relatable to working life.

Illustration by Calum Heath for Intern ©

Epic Fail

Laura Gordon explains why failure is vitally important for creativity and why education's framing of it is deeply counter-intuitive

Illustration by Sumena Owen for Intern ©

Whitewashed

Jaheed Hussain has never been taught by a tutor, visiting lecturer or industry professional of colour in his time at university so far. Now he's pushing for change

A New Revolution with Ace & Tate

The F Word a limited series by Intern funded by Adobe ©

Dealing with Failure

In the first episode of our new limited series, illustrator Holly St Clair talks about their evolving relationship with failure, how it links with learning and the special kind of failure that job hunting brings

Image by Design Interns Club for Intern ©

The State of Design Internships

Design Interns Club is an initiative that creates a space for anonymous reviews of internships around the globe. Here’s what we've learned from their first-ever report

Illustration by Lisa Hooper for Intern ©

The Meritocracy Myth

Migrants to the UK regularly find that their hard work isn't equally rewarded, so Isaac Izekor feels that its time for diaspora communities to evolve their approach to building new legacies

Rude by Amrit Randhawa aka Taxicab Industries

A Message To You Rudy’s

Free pitching is a system that fundamentally undermines the value of creative work, but this week a restaurant couldn't resist a slice of the action

“We are one another’s greatest allies: No female friend or colleague has ever shied away from telling me her wage”

Ruby Goss digs deep into the gender pay gap's prevalence in the creative industries
Do you always get told that you don't have enough experience? Illustration by Rafał Kwiczor for Intern ©

The Experience Vortex

Tired of being told that instead of pay, you’ll get experience in return for your work, while also hearing that you’re not experienced enough to be paid?

Illustration by Tara Anand

Tara Anand

The School of Visual Arts student whose stirring commissioned illustrations are balanced by an impactful, personal body of work

New Agency an Instagram conference by the Design School at LCC for LDF2020

New Agency

We’re taking part in a student-led conference and digital publication launch focussing on creative resilience for London Design Festival this week