Rick Chadwick (@rickary) is a freelance web developer, in 2013 he started DotYork, a one day annual conference that brings together around 250 curious minds to hear intriguing and inspiring stories and discussions.
In 2015 he grew tired of working from home so set up ACOLLECTIVE, a city centre co-working space, home to 30 creatives.
In this episode we chat about the work Dot York have done in creating a safe and encouraging environment that allows speakers to open up and share their vulnerabilities with an audience. We touch on artificial intelligence and the impact it will have on creative jobs, and Rick and I both talk about our feelings of imposter syndrome and the struggle of being comfortable with who you are and what you do.
David Jarman (@JarmanPoetry) is a poet, playwright and songwriter, currently working on a solo show called “Made of Nowhere” to be produced in autumn 2018. This time last year he was Poet in Residence at the Great Yorkshire Fringe, he’s an associate artist at both Say Owt and Common Ground Theatre, and as a playwright has written re-imaginings of Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows, which have been performed at York Theatre Royal and Bolton Abbey Estate.
In this episode we chat about the juggling act of working across multiple mediums, his advice on dealing with creative burnout, and how having other people in the room pushes you forward to finish your work.
Nikolaus Morris (@nikjacek) is a freelance writer, director and animator working for agencies and production companies across the UK, as well as writing and developing his own original content.
In this episode we chat about the illusion of trying to solve the balance of life, how modern audiences are becoming more and more sophisticated, and about not being afraid to chop work out of your portfolio and go after new pursuits.