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Our Stories are produced for and by students and young professionals to confront the most important issues in the world of creative careers. We believe in quality over quantity, and we pay all our contributors because their work has value.

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Breaking the Formula

Having dropped out of uni, a job in the creative industries seemed out of reach for Lisa Williams, but then an opportunity came her way that changed everything

Rewriting the Future by exploring the digital possibilities for art and creativity, illustration by Calum Heath for Intern Magazine ©

Rewriting the Future

Art history acts as a thin veil to dominant power structures over the ages. That is starting to change though, as online communities begin to utilise the democratic potential of the internet, rewriting the rules of what should be archived.

Silva Baum, Claudia Scheer and Lea Sievertsen of Notamuse photographed by Mina Aichhorn for Intern Magazine ©

Makers, not Muses

While studying together, Silva Baum, Lea Sievertsen and Claudia Scheer quickly noticed a severe lack of women in the curriculum and conferences they were being presented with. So they created a platform to showcase and learn from their role models.

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.

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

Find Your Intern founder Jasmine MacPhee has seen and heard it all when it comes to dodgy internships, so she’s sharing some top tips to help you sort the good from the bad

Andres Colmenares and Lucy Black-Swan of IAM Internet photographed by Jan Phoenix for Intern Magazine ©

Everything is Connected

For Lucy Black-Swan and Andrés Colmenares of IAM, thinking about futures isn’t about finding answers, it’s about asking better questions. Ahead of their annual conference in Barcelona, Anna Dorothea Ker discovers what they’re turning their minds to next

Meditating on Mentorship illustrated by Jack Oliver Coles for Intern Magazine. Renee Lee explores a new model for mentorship in the creative industries ©

Meditating on Mentorship

As our definition of mentorship is rooted in ancient history, Renee Lee feels that now would be a good time to reframe who we consider mentors and how we think about those relationships

Illustration by Molly Fairhurst for Intern Magazine. The Price is Right: advice for graphic designers on charging for their work ©

The Price is Right

Working out how to properly price your work as a designer can be really tough. Our Editor Alec Dudson has some advice for different ways to approach the conundrum

The School of Being, Illustration by Jo Yeh © Intern Magazine

The School of Being

‘The School of Being’ is a vivid picture of what a future art school could — and perhaps should — look like. Come and dive right in

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

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Whitewashed

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

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