Lecture in Progress inspires and informs the next generation of creatives by providing a practical resource offering advice and insight into the industry. 

Our aim is to empower emerging talent with information and first-hand accounts that demystify the day-to-day workings of the creative world. By focusing on the people, projects and places that make the industry thrive, we want to deliver greater visibility to how work unfolds, where it happens and the breadth of roles that exist.

Alongside original editorial features, we’ll be keeping you in the loop on important conversations and updates surrounding the world of creative work. Explore our Feed, Watch and Directory for a curation of articles, videos and podcasts from around the web and a list of essential resources. 

Initially covering design, illustration, photography, film, animation and advertising across the UK, we intend to expand and develop our coverage as we grow.

Lecture in Progress has been created by the founders of It’s Nice That, Will Hudson and Alex Bec, and is made possible with the support of a selection of brand patrons, including The Paul Smith Foundation, Squarespace and GF Smith.

Contact Details

Studio: 21 Downham Road, London N1 5AA
General Enquiries: [email protected]


Will Hudson, Director and Editor
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Alex Bec, Director
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Indi Davies, Deputy Editor
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Marianne Hanoun, Staff Writer
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Brand Patrons

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of the following brand patrons.

The Paul Smith Foundation looks to encourage creativity in young people around the world, giving support today to benefit tomorrow.

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, Squarespace empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. 

For over 130 years, G . F Smith has been obsessed with the simple beauty of paper. G . F Smith is a company built on the principles of its founder, George Frederick Smith – nurturing remarkable people, building loyal, long-lasting relationships and cultivating a desire to search out and bring the very best to the marketplace.

Individual Patrons

Phil Alexander  •  Anthony Casalena  •  John Haslam  •  David Lee  •  Paul Smith

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Lecture in Progress is currently available to current full-time and part-time students free of charge.


  • Unlimited access to editorial content and archive
  • An ever-expanding directory of essential resources
  • Student offers and promotions
  • Two weekly newsletters

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£35 per year

Professional membership is currently free of charge. This will change at the start of October.


  • Unlimited access to editorial content and archive
  • An ever-expanding directory of essential resources
  • Professional offers and promotions
  • Two weekly newsletters
  • The biannual Lecture in Progress newspaper, delivered to your door
  • Insight reports into creative education and industry

Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of the following brand patrons