Lecture in Progress helps emerging talent understand the industry, find opportunities and grow fulfilling creative careers.


Welcome to Lecture in Progress! We are a creative careers resource encouraging greater transparency, representation, inclusivity and access within the creative working world. We do this through in-depth interviews across our Journal and podcast, sharing openings on our Opportunities Board and hosting workshops and events.

So if you don’t know what’s next, are in need of some extra guidance, or simply want to know more about the industry and the roles that exist, this is the perfect place to start.

Lecture in Progress has been created by the founders of It’s Nice That, Will Hudson and Alex Bec, as part of The Hudson Bec Group, and is made possible with the support of our partners.


What We Do

Our Journal is full of editorial features that offer practical insight into the people, places and projects making the creative world thrive. Read advice on everything from portfolios and job interviews to taxes, and go behind-the-scenes on exciting projects.

In our podcast series, Creative Lives, we get to know inspiring creatives, asking how they got to where they are today and their wisdom for those just starting out. Listen in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

A curation of articles, videos and podcasts from around the web, keeping you up-to-date on the world of creative work.

Published twice a year, our print edition is distributed to universities and outlets across the UK. To request the newspaper at a stockist near you, please email [email protected]

Released twice a year, our Insight Reports take a deep dive into the current state of the creative industry and creative education in the UK.

A directory of UK creative companies to highlight a broad range of workplaces across a range of disciplines and sizes.

A centralised hub for entry-level creative opportunities in the UK, from jobs and internships to access schemes, awards programmes or workshops.

An ever-expanding list of recommended resources, including newsletters, online magazines, podcasts, events and learning platforms.

We regularly visit universities across the UK to run sessions on a range of topics, as well as connecting emerging and established creatives with selected events. To request an event or workshop near you, please email [email protected]

Contact Details

Studio: 21 Downham Road, London N1 5AA
General Enquiries: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7749 9916

Will Hudson, Director
[email protected]

Alex Bec, Director
[email protected]

Indi Davies, Editor
[email protected]

Marianne Hanoun, Deputy Editor
[email protected]

Jessica Valsler, Senior Project and Account Manager
[email protected]

Anna Trotter, Project and Marketing Manager
[email protected]

Siham Ali, Freelance Editorial Assistant
[email protected]

Brand Partners

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

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.

Google Creative Lab is a small group of designers, technologists, writers, filmmakers, thinkers and doers that straddle the boundary between product marketing and product development. They have been responsible for some of Google’s most innovative marketing as well as the development of new Google products. There are Creative Labs in New York, London, and Sydney.


Colophon is an international, award-winning type foundry based in London (UK) and Los Angeles (US). They create, publish, and distribute high-quality retail and custom typefaces for analog and digital media.

Agency and Studio Partners

The Academy is a PR agency on a mission to bring the brightest minds together, to create communications work that gets noticed, solves a problem and passes into popular culture. Its founding pillars are intelligent thinking, applied creativity, quality production and connecting with the right people.

Anyways is a creative agency that helps brands be more adventurous and meaningful, by exploring new ways for them to communicate. Their work has included creating content and experiences, regenerating local parks, writing comedic billboards and commissioning digital stickers.

Founded in Switzerland, Kaleido Grafik is a Bristol-based studio, delivering beautifully vivid ideas that spark change for the better. Made up of a passionate and dedicated team, the studio prides itself on designing meaningful brands and robust websites for local and international clients, on projects of all sizes.

Ogilvy UK is part of one of the largest creative networks in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services in-house including: brand advertising; interactive; digital and targeted media; retail and in-store promotions; branded content and entertainment; and sustainability marketing.

ustwo is a global and proudly independent digital product and service studio, founded in 2004. Whether it's innovative experiences for clients, venture creations that redefine and push boundaries of industries, or groundbreaking, award winning mobile games, ustwo is constantly changing the definition of what it means to be a global studio.

Amplify are a brand experience agency that joins the dots between people, brands and culture, creating integrated campaigns and experiences for the likes of Airbnb, Nike and Google. They are also the minds behind Young Blood: a deep dive into modern British youth culture shaping comms for a wide range of youth-focused brands.

Individual Patrons

Phil Alexander • Alex Bec • Jack Beveridge • Angus George • Dan Glover • Miles Gould • Edd Harrington • John Haslam • Matt Miller • Abi Pearl • Anthony Sheret • Paul Smith • Johnny Watters

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