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Creative Job Club with Jim Byford

19th September 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Creative Job Club is Ideas Test’s new project for 18-25s who want to gain experience of working in the digital and creative industries.

Funded by a NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund award, it aims to give young people work experience, mentoring, help in practical job seeking skills such as CV writing, and regular workshops and talks from industry professionals.

The fifth Creative Job Club event is from artist and digital innovator Jim Byford, who’ll be giving a talk called ‘The Portfolio Career: Develop your own toolbox’.

Jim is an innovative artist and creator who has worked for both Channel Four and Gorillaz.

He was also one of the speakers at our Creative Job Club Sign-Up Launch earlier this year, and he gave  everyone a creative and fun look into his career journey, as well as letting guests sample VR – now becoming more popular with Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard.

This event is only for those signed up to Creative Job Club.
It is not a public event.

For more information on Creative Job Club please visit our CJC info page.

About Jim Byford

Artist and innovator Jim Byford has been involved in local, national and international collaborative projects for more than 20 years. Following an MA in Applied Imagination at Central Saint Martins and major research projects for Brighton Fuse and FuseBox24.

His boundary crossing adventures have led him through many chapters. From commercial creative collaborations, such as launching the Daily Mirror online in 24 hours back in the 90s and through numerous UK and US creative tech start-ups, including founding and selling a pioneering design agency with a hatful of industry awards for work with Gorillaz, Channel 4 and others, to a deep interest in learning, play and making games via the Creative Partnerships programme, his MA research, his researcher-in-residence role at the FuseBox and most recently as the Director of virtual reality business Make Real.

Whilst digital technologies feature heavily in much of his work, identifying and facilitating the growth of people lies at the heart of his motivation. Seeking out interests and latent talents, casting and supporting personalities and teams to deliver sometimes audacious projects with complex commercial, creative and cultural imperatives underpins much of the success of the collaborations he’s been involved with.


19th September 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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