“It’s old news that the world is changing. Technology has been commoditised, automation is increasing and great jobs are hard to find. The skill set and mindset needed to survive, let alone thrive, in the evolving commercial world is dramatically different to even five years ago.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the creative industries. Craft and talent simply aren’t enough to break into a job and establish a successful career.
But higher education is lagging behind. It’s failing to equip graduates with the skills, mindset and character that creative companies demand.
Created is here to bridge that gap and as a result our mission is to support and develop savvy, self-sufficient and commercially aware creatives, to set them up for career success.”
Dom Davenport, Founder and CEO
Where the paths of creativity and learning expertise intersect, you’ll find Created. We are the bridge between creatives seeking opportunity and industry who want to hire a new kind of creative.
We’re here to do meaningful work. We gave up our old lives to bring about real change. We have the chance to not only launch and elevate the careers of countless creatives, but to transform the face of education as we know it.
Created Mentors are working creatives a few years ahead of you who’ve blazed the trail you’re just starting out on.
We’ve trained them in mentoring so they can guide you on the professional and practical elements of your Created journey.
A mentor’s there to guide you in the areas that they know well, doling out wisdom from their real-life experiences.
They’ll help you to build your portfolio and projects over remote group mentoring sessions and 1-2-1 sessions throughout the professional courses.
Created Coaches are here to support you through the personal development part of your journey, helping you build that important self-knowledge.
Separate from your Created Mentors, they’re trained experts in coaching for results, with the right tools and techniques to help you get a better understanding of you. They’ll help you perform better at work, support your creativity and thrive when things get tough.
Created Coaches have all worked in the creative industries so they fully understand the world you’re getting into.
You benefit directly from the insights and guidance from these brilliant experts throughout professional courses. They’ve all contributed to the courses via the online learning content and you’ll meet some of them at our live events too.
We’re proud to be doing something completely new in creative education. That is why it’s so important we keep ahead of what creative employers see as the skills of the future.
Enter our Industry Board; a panel of brilliant leaders and experts from the world of design. They’re here to advise and guide us, shaping our courses and ethos and making sure we create the best and most relevant learning experience possible.
The Industry Board is a big part of helping us achieve our purpose to reimagine creative education for the real world.
Created’s approach is unique because our aim is to develop the whole creative person, supporting growth and career success.
To us, that means thinking about you as a person, a professional and a practitioner. The New Creatives of the future, will be those who give attention to developing skills in all 3 areas.
What makes you tick?
Personal development is a big deal on our courses and features in a lot of activities and content.
This is about developing your self-knowledge to get a better understanding of your motivations, strengths, values, habits and natural working style.
The more you understand about yourself, the better you’ll be at navigating changing working environments, overcoming challenges, and getting the best from your creativity.
That’s why you’ll have 1-to-1 support from a professional coach to guide you.
The best professional creatives need to be able to do it all. You’ll need to work collaboratively, communicate well and show that you really know how the industry works.
Our courses get you learning and thinking in all these areas, giving you the tools and techniques you’ll need as well as real opportunities to practice them.
Plus, you’ll get 1-to-1 support on our professional courses, from your own industry mentor – a working creative just a few years ahead of you who lives and breathes these professional skills every day.
Developing your artistic practice is your life’s work as a creative. Every project will get you sharpening your craft and broadening your skills. Forget where they are in their career, every creative wants to be better than their last piece of work.
On Created courses you’ll have real opportunities to grow your talent as a creative. Over nine months you’ll produce up to 5 new pieces of work for your portfolio that came from real briefs. This work is what will get you ahead in job interviews.
To make sure what you’re producing is relevant and putting your creative skills to the test, it’ll be industry experts setting you the briefs. Expect first-rate feedback on what you’re making every step of the way, as well as 1-to-1 support from your industry mentor.