Never Not Creative

Never Not Creative

By Never Not Creative
Welcome to the Never Not Creative podcast. The audio companion to the Never Not Creative community. We'll be interviewing and chatting with community members, discussing issues and making announcements.

Never Not Creative is a community for creatives to come together and tackle the challenges we face in the creative industry. From how to manage and improve your mental health, to getting paid what you're worth and everything in between.
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What's Going On?
This episode, Andy's on his own. So this is the perfect opportunity to let you know what's been going on and what's coming up in Never Not Creative land. From some early insight into the results of the Mentally Healthy survey to who you can look forward to hearing from in the next episode. Plus, news on upcoming events in Sydney and Melbourne. Thanks for listening, please like, review or share on your platform of choice, and get involved at https://nevernotcreative.org or on Instagram and Facebook.
37:41
November 9, 2018
Internships - could standardised programs be the answer?
This is part 2 of our chat with Dean Jacobson, a designer from Melbourne. We disagreed on the subject of whether all internships should be paid. In this episode we start to discuss whether there are solutions that could make internships better and more valuable for the intern. Whether an standardised program could be a solution and if clarifying the difference between mentorships and internships could help. As we're getting into solutions, it would be great to hear what you think. Please message us via the website https://nevernotcreative.org or in the community at https://facebook.com/groups/nevernotcreative. If you like the podcast, please share it in your social feeds, with friends and colleagues and give us a review on anchor, itunes, or your podcast channel of choice. If not, let us know why. We'd always love to make it better!
48:00
November 4, 2018
Internships and the benefit of hindsight
Episode 12 brings us back to internships. They’re such a great way to get a foot in the door, prove your worth and start a career. But, should they be paid? Is there a maximum duration? What’s a good one look like? How can you steer clear of a bad one. Andy chats to Dean Jacobson a designer from Melbourne after having a mini “agree to disagree” chat on Twitter. This episode is part 1, setting the scene with intern experiences and the beginning of a dialogue on whether there is actually an issue to be addressed when it comes to internships.
42:31
October 24, 2018
What are we worth? And what should we be rewarding?
This final instalment of a discussion with Maggie Tang and Gabby Lord focuses on the value of creative work. How do you ensure that clients recognise the value you provide? How do you ensure that you don't sell yourself short from both a monetary and self-esteem perspective? It's been fun having a multi-national perspective. Who else would you like to hear from on the podcast? Hit us up at nevernotcreative.org
33:53
October 16, 2018
The Future, Unicorns And The (Potential) Power Of Community
In part 2 of our chat with Gabby Lord and Maggie Tang, we get inspired by Gabby's tweets (@gabbylord_ if you're not following already). From the unachievable expectations of job ads, to the cost of award entries and what it's like to stick your neck out and hope you don't get shot down.
30:14
October 10, 2018
Gender, Confidence and the Money Question
This is the first in a 3 part series of a conversation I had with Gabby Lord and Maggie Tang. Both are Aussie creatives in Berlin with significant opinions on the industry and ideas for solutions. In this first part we discuss what it's like to be a woman in the industry, whether disparity in pay still exists (it does!) and why.
45:27
October 4, 2018
Real Talk - feelings, struggles and honesty
In the second half of our chat with Kitiya Palaskas, things get very real and very personal. Kit has started an initiative called the Real Talk Project (realtalkproject.net). It's a project to encourage openness and honesty and to help reduce the stigma around admitting if and when you're doing it tough.
23:27
September 26, 2018
Burnout and Accountability with Kitiya Palaskas
In this episode, we chat with Melbourne creative Kitiya Palaskas about burnout, accountability and how to deal with social media. Check out more about Kit at http://www.kitiyapalaskas.com/
32:14
September 19, 2018
Investigating unpaid internships with Mumbrella's Adam Thorn
Adam Thorn is a journalist for Australia's media, marketing and creative industry news site, Mumbrella. For the last few months he's been investigating unpaid internships in the media industry. He shares his findings, the stories he uncovered and the potential solutions for making starting a career, much more accessible.
34:19
September 8, 2018
The Creative Juggle
In this episode we interview Charl Laubscher, the founder of Love + Money. Charl has had a fascinating journey through creative agencies and used that experience to start up his own. Love + Money have recently moved to a shortened work day, quality of work and productivity is up, and people have more time in their personal life!
39:37
August 30, 2018
NNC Mini - Mentally Healthy 2018
A first "mini" episode recorded while walking to and from the Mumbrella Health Marketing Summit to launch our research study, Mentally Healthy 2018. Let us know if these mini episodes are a good idea. And if you're happy with speed over quality. Airpods and iPhone for this one.
08:02
August 23, 2018
Vulnerability and the creative's struggle
In the last part of our discussion with Josie and Tina we tackle some personal experiences around some of the mental and emotional struggles of being a creative. Don’t forget to share and subscribe for more!
27:10
August 21, 2018
Internships and getting the right start in the industry
In part 2 of our chat with Josie and Tina we discuss are we giving people entering the creative industry the best possible start? Should interns be paid? If not, what does that mean for others who can’t afford to work for free?
36:30
August 13, 2018
Gender And Opportunity In The Creative Industry
We chat with Josie Young (Christopher Doyle & Co.) and Tina Victoria Afshar (Common State) about being a woman in the industry and what we can do to find better balance and inclusion. Big thanks to Josie and Tina who gave up their Saturday afternoons to record this.
27:19
August 7, 2018
Welcome to Never Not Creative
An intro to the Never Not Creative podcast and what we're up to as a community for creatives.
24:46
July 29, 2018
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