— Keynote speaker, columnist, panelist and commentator focused on storytelling and creative direction in the audience age
The creative industries are fast-paced, and competitive. While they are often exciting and exhilarating, it’s easy to find yourself working long hours, with little direction, and all-too-often, little pay. Bosses may be distracted and colleagues caught up in their own challenges, so it can feel there is no one to turn to with your problems and questions.
But now there is, via Creative Review’s own creative careers agony aunt, Anna Higgs.
In her day job, Anna is a creative director and producer who has worked for companies including Nowness, Film4, Film London and Ink Factory. And in addition to her own personal experience of the creative industries, she is also a consultant and a Relational Dynamics-accredited coach. We feel her breadth of knowledge makes her the perfect person to help others with their work-related dilemmas and concerns.
Each month she will answer one creative or career-based problem, from questions sent in by our lovely readers. Her answers will appear as a column that will run both online and in our bi-monthly magazine.
Anna’s first column will appear in April, so we would love to receive some questions to kick us off. Please send your problem via Twitter or Facebook, or if you would prefer to email, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header ‘Ask Anna’.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Keynote speaker for the 2017 festival alongside DJ Zane Lowe, Refinery29's Piera Luisa Gerlardi, design guru Stefan Sagmeister & artist David Shrigley.
Host & interviewer for the world’s first conference dedicated entirely to episodic storytelling, which took place on Friday 20th October in London.
The prestigious line up included Graham Linehan, Starlee Kine, Jon Ronson, Jane Merkin and Imriel Morgan.
Press interviews as a Nominations Committee member for the British Independent Film Awards.
Selected in 2017 as one of Creative Review's 50 leaders who "are driving change, not just within their organisation but in the world at large".