This autumn is your chance to harvest some words of wisdom from our guest speakers at Creative Garden, an event that allows students the chance to gain knowledge and guidance from creative professionals. Build a bigger picture of the range of relevant opportunities available, in order to help inform the next steps towards your chosen creative career. We’ve got three inspiring guest speakers this year: they’ll be imparting invaluable insight into their professions throughout the course of the afternoon…

Up first is Hannah Kinkade, a costume and wardrobe designer for theatre, film and the music industry. Amongst a very diverse portfolio is her enviable arena tour experience, working for well-known artists including Beyonce, Kiss and Madonna. With many different aspects to Hannah’s business, including design, construction, styling, sourcing and supervising, students can get a glimpse at the diversity of a creative career.


Image of Hannah Kinkade smiling
Hannah Kinkade

Next up is Alex Rühl, an award-winning 360° virtual reality filmmaker. She is the founder of the VR studio Cats Are Not Peas and has worked on projects for Google, Sony and the BBC. Alex’s unique and innovative approach to virtual reality puts the viewer at the centre of the storytelling, for an immersive experience. For anyone who wants to learn more about production and filmmaking (especially virtual reality and its fascinating processes and applications), then look no further.


Photograph of Alex Ruhl
Alex Ruhl

Last but by no means least is Scott Choucino, a professional food and portrait photographer with a fully-equipped studio in Leicester. Working both locally and internationally with clients including Deli France, Dolmio, Seeds Of Change, Iceland, BBC, Jones Bootmakers, Lands End Clothing and Premier Drums, Scott’s stunning portfolio is ever-expanding, along with his impressive skill set. His extensive experience as a commercial photographer and workshop instructor means Scott is a great source of information for anyone considering a career in photography.


Photograph of Scott Choucino using a camera
Scott Choucino

So get 31st of October in your diary and get ready to kickstart your creative journey. See you there!


Click here to find out which inspiring organisations we’ve got in the Creative Garden ‘marketplace’.

Graphic depicting the themes of the event


Free entry!

For more information, give us a call on 0116 344 0331 or email