EPISODE 1- Working 9-5

9 to 5, 8 ‘till late or part time…whatever your hours, the creative passion might not be the full time gig. In this episode we talk to three women about how they find the balance between a job and the creative side hustle.

Michaela Mcguinness- Photographer and founder of DIY Youth

Whilst studying Photography at Leeds Arts University Michaela started DIY Youth a platform for young, emerging photographers (and now creatives) to showcase their work. The project snow balled and now DIY Youth and releasing their third publication “Hopes, dreams and reality. You’re on the DIY Youth website right now! But we also have an instagram.

Lisa Thompson- Illustrator and Sculptor

Lisa is an illustrator and painter in the North East who has found a love for sculpture since starting her Master degree in Fine Art. You can have a look at Lisa’s website where you can contact her for commissions.

Miriam's cushions

Miriam Flower- Printed textiles and surface pattern designer


Graduating from Leeds Arts University in 2018 in Printed Textiles and Surface pattern design; Miriam landed an internship come 9-5 job as an Assistant designer in Manchester, designing rugs. Miriam has other design projects in the works and commissions underway.
You can get a feel for her work over on her instagram.

You can browse and purchase some of Miriam’s latest cushions and prints over on her website.

And you can read a little bit more about Miriam over on The Dots.