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AUB Creative Futures Fest: The Big Career Festival


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This year’s Creative Futures Fest features industry experts from across a wide range of creative industries, including fashion, publishing, television and arts sectors.

The Big Career Festival is a series of lectures and Q&A’s hosted by our alumni, to inform and inspire about possible and unusual career paths that you could pursue with your creative degree.

All day we will be hosting recorded guest lectures from special AUB Alumni who have gone into alternative careers post-graduation, from Graffiti Artists to Theme Park Smell Designers! By attending our event you will also have a chance of winning one of TWO £100 vouchers! This event has also been curated by current students from our BA (Hons) Creative Events Management course.

Meet some of our Alumni

Junior Product Designer – Passenger

Passenger Clothing is a rapidly growing business focusing on sustainable, meaningful escapism. A brand based in The New Forest. Situated a few minutes from the coast and the forest, both of these elements are a constant source of inspiration. Jessica is involved at all stages of creating collections- from trend research, creating tech packs to styling on photoshoots. Studying competitor and trend forecasting research, Jessica creates brand mood boards and colour stories, which guide her design work in terms of both pattern/ core graphics and garment design.

Illustrator and Graffiti artist

Andy Council is a Bristol based illustrator and graffiti artist who creates beasts made up of architectural landmarks and other elements. He has produced work for Blender magazine, Russian design magazine Intern and The Guardian newspaper. His work is full of urban detail and he’s drawn everything from huge cutaway diagrams of cityscapes through to dinosaurs made from streets and houses. Andy is very unconventional in his approach to his work he is an experienced artist with a demonstrated history of working in the arts industry.

Marketing Assistant at Salisbury Cathedral

Katie's job as a marketing assistant for Salisbury Cathedral is to help deliver and monitor effective marketing communications for a heritage site that acts as a place of worship, visitor attraction, concert venue and contemporary art space to a diverse range of users and stakeholders. Katie provides support with the delivery of events, including art installations, press calls, box office, crowd management and welcoming visitors on an ad-hoc basis. Some of her accomplishments include 2020: Sarum Lights - sold out and attended by over 11,000 people. Produced initial project management documentation to support the delivery of the marketing campaign, including Gantt charts and budgets. 2019 Vlogmas- assisted with the production of the Christmas digital campaign with content generation, film and sound support.

Attraction Designer, Writer and Stop motion Artist, Theme Park & Museum Smell Creative for Aroma Prime Scents

Liam was host and designer for a local escape room attraction, which involved making up plots, designing rooms and performing. Following this, he was hired to design escape rooms, shows and features for attractions like The Bear Grylls Adventure, Warwick Castle and global Dungeon venues. He is now an attractions designer, and he also work as a Themed Smell Consultant for a company called AromaPrime, who use unusual pongs to help enhance the storytelling at theme parks and museums.

Wedding and Event Assistant at Highcliffe Castle

Jess is a recent graduate of AUB Dance in 2019. Working as a Wedding event assistant at Highcliffe Castle Jess gives insight into how her dance experience is used in both a physical environment and with her written work and organisation. Jess gives great insight in how to use resources at AUB to your advantage while it is available to you!

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