Never Not Creative

35 EpisodesProduced by Andy WrightWebsite

Welcome to the Never Not Creative podcast. The audio companion to the Never Not Creative community. We'll be interviewing and chatting with community members, discussing issues and making announcements.Never Not Creative is a community for creatives to come together and tackle the challenges we face… read more

35 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

S2 Ep14 The Creative's Mind – with Professor David Alais

September 4th, 2019


Professor David Alais is a psychologist and neuroscientist at The University of Sydney. Sarah and Andy caught up with David to understand better how …

S2 Ep13 Being brutally honest

August 20th, 2019


This episode is packed full of advice on running a business as a creative – get your notebooks out! Andy and Sarah caught up with Emily Cohen, …

S2 Ep12 Minding The Gap

August 7th, 2019


Andy and Sarah caught up with Chris Doyle who last year started an initiative called This Is Not University. TINU is a mentoring program that Chris started to help bridge the gap between education and career as he …

S2 Ep11 Looking after each other

July 24th, 2019


Our industry is nothing without the people who make it. So, what do we do to make sure they're thriving? How are we helping them grow?
In this …

S2 Ep10 NNC x ADR collaboration - Running a business with your best mate

July 6th, 2019


Australian Design Radio and Never Not Creative hosts Matt Leach and Andy Wright found themselves in Brisbane together at The Design Conference. Therefore, it was a no-brainer to combine mics and interview the founders …

S2Ep9 Industry Events: Inspiration, community and self-development

June 7th, 2019


After a month of high quality events in the creative industry, Sarah and Andy unpack how important it is to get out to find inspiration, community and spend some time on your own self-development. Sarah attended Rare by …

S2Ep8 How can we make a brighter future for the creative industry?

May 22nd, 2019


This episode was sparked by a tweet. On the 2nd April, Andy tweeted, "Sometimes it feels like we really don't want to create a better industry. When you look at what we do to the people trying to start out or get ahead …

S2Ep7 What diversity can bring to the creative industry

May 8th, 2019


Big questions in this episode. Is the lack of diversity in the creative industry holding us back? Can we be more creative as a result? What's it like …

S2Ep6 Why go in-house as a creative?

April 25th, 2019


Maggie Tang (ex Frost, Houston Group and current Head of Brand at Ableton), and Christian Hewitt ex R/GA, part of InVision's Design Leadership Forum and current Head of Design at Streamtime) join Andy and Sarah to …

S2Ep5 - Getting a foot in the door

April 9th, 2019


This episode Andy and Sarah discuss a recent Never Not Creative event –  The Future Of Internships. Should they or shouldn't they be paid? How do we …

S2 Ep4 - Causing a Creative Industry Boom

March 27th, 2019


We catch up with Katy Cowan, the founder of Creative Boom. The online magazine for the creative industry that supports and provides resources for anyone working (or thinking of) in the creative industry. Katy shares …

S2Ep3 - Providing support for women in the creative industry

March 12th, 2019


In this episode we get frank about the experiences of women in the creative industry. Mirella Marie is the founder of Womentor. An international mentor network for female graphic designers. Mirella talks to us about the …

S2Ep2 - Best of 2018 - part 2

February 28th, 2019


It's the second half of our review show. Sarah and Andy discuss internships with the highlights from our chats with Adam Thorn (journalist at Mumbrella) and Dean Jacobson (a creative from Melbourne). We get into …

S2Ep1 - Best of 2018 - part 1

February 19th, 2019


To kick off season 2, we review the best of season 1. Andy and co-host Sarah, go back to the start to discuss vulnerability and struggle with some of …

AGDA and staying relevant for the design community

December 20th, 2018


In the second part of our chat with Nic Eldridge, CEO of AGDA, we focus on the future. What are the challenges facing AGDA as we enter 2019? How will AGDA remain relevant?
Nic also adds some clarity on who AGDA is, who …

The great debate around awards and AGDA

December 18th, 2018


As we move into the final weeks of the year, we have special guest, Nic Eldridge. Nic's the CEO of AGDA (the Australian Graphic Design Association) and a major voice in the design industry.

In this first part of 2, we …

Creating better conditions for parents returning to work

December 13th, 2018


In this episode, we talk to Kate Pollard. Kate, is the co-founder of Circle In, a startup focused on creating a community to improve working …

Mentally Healthy - Does the creative industry have a mental health problem?

December 7th, 2018


This week we launched the results of the Mentally Healthy 2018 research – one of the largest studies into the mental health of the creative, media …

Future Models For The Creative Industry

November 30th, 2018


Part 2 of our chat with Jules Ehrhardt, former co-owner of Ustwo and founder of Fktry, a creative capital studio. Jules talks about future models, …

The Future Of The Creative Industry with Jules Ehrhardt

November 17th, 2018


Jules Ehrhardt is obsessed. Obsessed about the future of our industry and changing the terms of business for the creative class. How do we stop …

What's Going On?

November 9th, 2018


This episode, Andy's on his own. So this is the perfect opportunity to let you know what's been going on and what's coming up in Never Not Creative …

Internships - could standardised programs be the answer?

November 4th, 2018


This is part 2 of our chat with Dean Jacobson, a designer from Melbourne. We disagreed on the subject of whether all internships should be paid. In …

Internships and the benefit of hindsight

October 24th, 2018


Episode 12 brings us back to internships. They’re such a great way to get a foot in the door, prove your worth and start a career. But, should they …

What are we worth? And what should we be rewarding?

October 16th, 2018


This final instalment of a discussion with Maggie Tang and Gabby Lord focuses on the value of creative work. How do you ensure that clients recognise the value you provide? How do you ensure that you don't sell yourself …

The Future, Unicorns And The (Potential) Power Of Community

October 10th, 2018


In part 2 of our chat with Gabby Lord and Maggie Tang, we get inspired by Gabby's tweets (@gabbylord_ if you're not following already). From the …

Gender, Confidence and the Money Question

October 4th, 2018


This is the first in a 3 part series of a conversation I had with Gabby Lord and Maggie Tang. Both are Aussie creatives in Berlin with significant …

Real Talk - feelings, struggles and honesty

September 26th, 2018


In the second half of our chat with Kitiya Palaskas, things get very real and very personal. Kit has started an initiative called the Real Talk Project ( It's a project to encourage openness and …

Burnout and Accountability with Kitiya Palaskas

September 19th, 2018


In this episode, we chat with Melbourne creative Kitiya Palaskas about burnout, accountability and how to deal with social media. Check out more about Kit at

Investigating unpaid internships with Mumbrella's Adam Thorn

September 8th, 2018


Adam Thorn is a journalist for Australia's media, marketing and creative industry news site, Mumbrella. For the last few months he's been investigating unpaid internships in the media industry. He shares his findings, …

The Creative Juggle

August 30th, 2018


In this episode we interview Charl Laubscher, the founder of Love + Money. Charl has had a fascinating journey through creative agencies and used that experience to start up his own. Love + Money have recently moved to …

NNC Mini - Mentally Healthy 2018

August 23rd, 2018


A first "mini" episode recorded while walking to and from the Mumbrella Health Marketing Summit to launch our research study, Mentally Healthy 2018. Let us know if these mini episodes are a good idea. And if you're …

Vulnerability and the creative's struggle

August 21st, 2018


In the last part of our discussion with Josie and Tina we tackle some personal experiences around some of the mental and emotional struggles of being a creative. Don’t forget to share and subscribe for more!

Internships and getting the right start in the industry

August 13th, 2018


In part 2 of our chat with Josie and Tina we discuss are we giving people entering the creative industry the best possible start? Should interns be …

Gender And Opportunity In The Creative Industry

August 7th, 2018


We chat with Josie Young (Christopher Doyle & Co.) and Tina Victoria Afshar (Common State) about being a woman in the industry and what we can do to find better balance and inclusion. Big thanks to Josie and Tina …

Welcome to Never Not Creative

July 29th, 2018


An intro to the Never Not Creative podcast and what we're up to as a community for creatives.

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