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 number of partners including; The Paul Smith Foundation, G . F Smith, Google, Sky Creative Agency, Colophon, Hoefler&Co, The Academy, Greenspace, Anyways, Kaleido Grafik, Ogilvy, ustwo and Amplify.
Studio: 21 Downham Road, London N1 5AA
General Enquiries: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7749 9916
Will Hudson, Director
Alex Bec, Director
Indi Davies, Editor
Marianne Hanoun, Deputy Editor
Anna Trotter, Project and Marketing Manager
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.
Sky Creative Agency is Sky’s in-house ad agency working across Content Advertising, Promotion, Brand and Broadcast Design. From rebranding Sky Sports, to designing key art and creating 360º campaigns for Sky’s Original Productions, they are committed to delivering brilliant creative, made by people that love what they do.
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.
Hoefler&Co invents the fonts with which designers create the world’s most beautiful and memorable typography. With more than 1,500 original typefaces including Gotham, Knockout, Sentinel and Operator, you’ll find our fonts everywhere, from HBO to Tiffany & Co., on every can of Coca-Cola, and on every iPhone ever made.
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.
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.
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.
Phil Alexander • Alex Bec • Jack Beveridge • Simon Buglione • Adrian Caddy • James Chambers • Pete Dungey • Jonathan Emmins • Angus George • Dan Glover • Miles Gould • Edd Harrington • John Haslam • Jonathan Hoefler • Matt Miller • Ceri Sampson • Anthony Sheret • Paul Smith • Steve Vranakis • Johnny Watters