Creative Networks x Glug:
Getting paid for your passions

03 October 2019

Professional creatives tell you how to use your noodle to stop eating pot noodle!

For our first Creative Networks event of the year, we are teaming up with Glug Leeds for their student and graduate special. Our wonderful and inspiring speakers will be here to share their unique insights, experiences and top tips; what worked and what didn't on their journey from education to employment.

Open to all, this event is for anyone who is still exploring pathways into the creative industry, and those wanting to turn their passion into a pay check!


Bobbi Rae Gastall, BearCubs |
Yorkshire based one-woman show and multi-disciplinary artist, bringing joy to all ages. Since graduating from Leeds University & Leeds Arts University with a 1st class MA, Bobbi has worked with a great deal of local and national clients and has presented work at exhibitions across the UK. You'll usually find her drawing away in her studio, out painting a mural, or at one of the many independent art markets in and around Leeds.

Jordan Yates, JYGraphicDesign |
Freelance designer, illustrator and animator based in ‘sunny’ Manchester with over 5+ years experience working at agencies and in-house design roles across the North West. Now working as a freelance designer, he can collaborate directly with a wide range of different clients, studios and brands to create unique visual concepts and gripping experiences from concept through to production. 

Steve Clarkson, FoundFiction
Steve Clarkson is a passionate writer and founder of Found Fiction, a global publishing collective connecting writers and readers worldwide. Found Fiction prints short stories by around 100 writers – in three languages – and distributes them in public spaces for people to find and share using the #foundfiction hashtag.

David Lindsay, Photography |
David began his life in photography at the age of 21, borrowing an Olympus OM10 film SLR from his grandfather. He attended Leeds Arts University from 2005-2007, studying for a HND in Photography after leaving a 7-year career behind in the financial services industry. After 12 years as a professional, David now pursues work mostly in the arts world, working with Leeds Playhouse, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Leeds Museums & Galleries plus artists and makers from around the UK. 

Thursday 3 October 2019 5-9pm
Entry is free but booking is essential as places are limited - Click here to book your tickets

  • 03 October 2019
  • Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ