Next up in the series is another practical piece of advice from the founder of London-based pop-up workshop service Check Out My Print!, Magda Kaggwa. As many of you might be under a lot of pressure to succeed in the ‘real world’, and although we can’t promise that this interview series will guarantee career success, but together with hard work and dedication, it will surely give you the best chance possible. Now, if you are a recent grad who wants to know how to land on your feet, you’ve come to the right place.
‘Check Out My Print!’ was set up with an aim to get people who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to explore their creative side in a friendly environment. And not only do Check Out My Print! run printmaking workshops, they also host events in other creative and crafty areas such as bookbinding and embroidery, to name but a few. So, if you are looking to get your hands dirty (and inky) but not sure where to start, then you definitely have to check this out.
“I think the biggest thing I’ve learnt working in the creative industry is that you need to be a jack of all trades and a master of one. For a start, it will save you an incredible amount of money – particularly important if you are in the infancy of your career, and also not having to outsource means you have so much more control. Ask lots of questions, people love talking about their business/practice so not only is this a great networking tool but also a fantastic opportunity to learn. Make time to experiment – once you find a formula that works, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut but if you don’t try new things, how will you know what works when it’s time to adapt.” – Magda Kaggwa.
But that’s not all. Magda would also like to share a very useful and interesting article with us. You can read it here via The Atlantic.
Thank you very much, Magda. Magda Kaggwa is an independent visual artist based in South East London specialising in illustration and printmaking. Magda is also a member of ‘A Matter Of.‘, a collective set up by four artists working predominantly within the medium of printmaking.