Creative Lives — Designer Vicky Hardman on discovering Liverpool’s creative scene and a job she loves

Posted 13 February 2018 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

After graduating with a BA in graphic design from Norwich University of the Arts in 2012, most of Vicky Hardman’s friends moved to London. But she always knew she’d return to Liverpool: “I discovered a creative scene that I didn’t know was here: events where studios would share their advice and places to meet other people looking to get a foot in the door.” It turned out to be a fruitful choice for the Wirral-based designer, who having left her previous job to join a local creative training programme, swiftly met SB founder Benji. Within a week she had nabbed an internship, and is now a full-time designer at the studio. Vicky fills us in on her time at SB so far; talks networking; and tells us why asking for feedback can benefit both people and projects.

To read this article and more, log in to Lecture in Progress or create an account

Sign Up
scroll to top arrow-up
share

Sign up now for full access

For a wealth of behind-the-scenes advice and insight into the creative industries and exclusive benefits, become a Lecture in Progress member.

Student

Free

Lecture in Progress is currently available to current full-time and part-time students free of charge. If you're not currently in education but looking to get into the creative industry, please also select this option.


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

Professional

£35/per year

Professional membership is currently £35 per year, sign up for a 14 day free trial below and get 25% off your first year with the discount code LAUNCH25


  • 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