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

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 number of partners including; The Paul Smith Foundation, G . F Smith, Google, Colophon Foundry, giffgaff, The Academy, Anyways, Kaleido Grafik, Ogilvy, ustwo and Amplify.

Contact Details

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

Will Hudson, Director
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Alex Bec, Director
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Indi Davies, Editor
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Marianne Hanoun, Deputy Editor
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Anna Trotter, Project and Marketing Manager
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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.

giffgaff is a new type of mobile network, run by its members for its members. Like a modern revolution. But with SIM cards, not flowers. giffgaff: The mobile network run by you.

Shutterstock helps creative professionals from all backgrounds and businesses of all sizes produce their best work with incredible content and innovative tools, all on one platform.

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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