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Talks: Computer Arts Graduate Showcase Seminars

The leading lights of UK digital design take you inside the industry...

Thu 23rd September 2010, 02:00pm – 07:00pm

Cafe 1001, Old Truman Brewery, off Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Written by Amy Hughes

Category: Art

Adam Sharp's 'Paper promotion' piece – exhibited at the Computer Arts Graduate Showcase Exhibition

Nobody ever said that working in the creative industries was a breeze. Hell, if we'd have wanted to make The Times' Rich List by the age of 25 we would have auditioned for Harry Potter or asked our stalk to drop us somewhere in the vicinity of Madonna's doorstep. But, while most creatives are prepared to suffer in some small part (usually involving sleep deprivation and too much gin) for their art, carving out a successful career in the digital design industry is an achievable, albeit challenging, goal. And a hugely enjoyable experience.

That's what the speakers at Computer Arts magazine's Graduate Seminars are going to clarify. Through regaling their own experiences, UK industry icons Jason Arber (Wyld Stallyons), John McFaul (McFaul Studio), Richard Tilley (Artillery), Matt Booth (Flashtemple) and Dan Moore (Studio Output) will be offering their audience an insight into the thrills, spills and pitfalls involved in embarking on a career in the design industry. And afterwards they'll be offering one-to-one feedback on the audience's portfolios in the Portfolio Clinic, along with the Computer Arts and Computer Arts Projects design teams. The event launches the Computer Arts Graduate Showcase Exhibition, which runs at Cafe 1001 until 28th September.

The seminar event – part of 2010's London Design Festival – kicks off at 2pm, with the Portfolio Clinic Live following the talks at 6pm. Tickets are priced at £15 (£10 for Computer Arts subscribers) for the whole event – plus there's a drink token in the bargain. To book your ticket, visit