Lecture in Progress inspires and informs the next generation of talent by providing advice and insight into the creative 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, G F Smith and ustwo.

Contact Details

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

Will Hudson, Director and Editor
[email protected]

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

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.

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.

Agency and Studio Patrons

Animade is an award-winning animation studio based in London. Making characterful, spirited animations that inspire and delight, they take great care over the tiniest details – after all, it’s the little things that often make the biggest impression. Most importantly, they believe in the power of character. 

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. 

Greenspace is an award-winning, strategy-led creative agency that combines the power of good design with storytelling. Sustainability, positivity and creating legacy are all hallmarks of their projects, which range from brand and digital to experiential communication, produced in a multitude of forms. 

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.

Individual Patrons

Phil Alexander  •  Anthony Casalena  •  Adrian Caddy  •  James Chambers  •  Helen Fuchs  •  Dan Glover  •  John Haslam  •  David Lee  •  Paul Smith

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