Collaborâte - 3 tips for working with other creatives - Kristian Jones

collaborâte - Kristian Jones

Collaborâte

with Kristian Jones

Welcome back to the #Collaborâte blog. Today we're with Kristian Jones, graduate of our 2008.

What are your three tips for working with other creatives?

  1. You’re crazy and they’re crazy, its important to be okay with that.

  2. Your idea isn’t always the best idea.

  3. What you make isn't a part of who you are, it’s separate from you and seperate from the others you’re collaborating with.

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.
 

Collaborâte - 3 tips for working with other creatives - Amanda Jones

collaborâte - Amanda Jones

Collaborâte

with Amanda Jones

Welcome back to the #Collaborâte blog. Today we're with Amanda Jones founder of The Honest Jones.

What are your three tips for working with other creatives?

  1. Give others plenty of space to do their thing.

  2. Forget the credit. Who actually cares who came up with which idea? (hint: I do, but I’m letting it go)

  3. Appreciation. Tell a creative you love their work.

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Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.
 

Collaborâte with Amanda & Kristian Jones

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Today we'll be interviewing Amanda Jones (Graduate of our dance course in 2008) & Kristian Jones (graduate of leadership and ministry in 2007 and C3 Music Coordinator). Amanda & Kristian are the founders of The Honest Jones, a creative studio in Sydney.

Tell us about yourself.

What do you do for work?

Our studio is called The Honest Jones, and we make One Minute Films for brands. These are entirely custom made films for our clients - capturing, editing, composing soundtracks and all!

Amanda does this full time and Kristian part time, while also being on staff in the Music department at C3 Oxford Falls.
 

What's the dream for you?

We live it everyday. Live by the ocean, eat home cooked meals, drink cacao smoothies, have people in our home regularly, build the church, work creatively, help others live their dreams. 

Let's talk about creativity and collaboration.

Why is collaborating important to you?

Amanda Jones (AJ) : Because it’s way more fun!!!!! Fun is essential to any creative process and what better way to have fun than with others! We are better together. Our creative work is better in the fullness of community.

Kristian Jones (KJ): Totally! You can only be so good by yourself, but we’re always better with others. Sometimes I’ll have part A and C, sometimes I’ll have part B…but I’ll never have part A B and C.

How has working with friends who are creative helped you?

KJ: It's helped me realise that my ideas aren’t always the best ideas - but sometimes they are the best ideas!

AJ: Yeah, I think it’s important that I don’t start to believe that all creative brilliance starts and ends with me. Firstly, my creativity flows from my relationship with the Holy Spirit and secondly it flows from the team around me…always pass on the credit!

How do you collaborate well with people who have different creative strengths to you?

AJ: Different creative strengths is the ideal scenario for a collaboration. Hunt these people down and never let them go! I know that I am a big picture creative, and NOT a detailed perfectionist. So it’s extremely rewarding (and challenging) to work collaboratively with Kristian… who will put pressure on me to get the details right!

KJ: Let them be strong where they’re strong and you be weak where you're weak.

Living as a creative.

Have you ever felt your creativity made you feel isolated or different or misunderstood?

KJ: Yeah in high school, I never really fit in with any of the groups. Back then a ‘creative group’ didn’t exist. I wasn’t sporty, I wasn’t a nerd, I wasn’t a goth. High school was focused on a specific way of learning and living and thinking, and I didn’t fit  into that. Being a creative kid didn’t exist.

AJ: Absolutely! Coming to c3 college was the first time I felt truly understood in a lot of ways. I think before that I misunderstood myself mostly. I didn’t really know what it meant to ‘be creative’ or that I was ‘creative’. I honestly wondered if I was mentally ill! It wasn’t until I sat in classes at college and heard the lecturers talk about the creative mind and the special set of side effects that come with being creative (that look surprisingly similar to mental illness) that I realised why I was the way I was. It genuinely changed my life and set me up for literally everything I am doing now.

Have you found ways to overcome that feeling?

KJ: I grew up. I found other people who thought the same way as me, who experienced life the same way. I read books about the creative mind and realised I wasn’t the only one.

AJ: I spent three years at C3 college.

What would your advice be to someone who is feeling that way?

KJ: You’re not the only one. There’s nothing wrong with you, you’re perfectly normal. You’re crazy, but you’re perfectly normal.

AJ: Go to C3 College! I know I’m sounding like a broken record right now, but I can’t recommend anything better.

Thanks for reading.

You can catch part 2&3 of this interview later this week.
 

Collaborâte - 3 tips for working with other creatives - Charlotte Exton & Maisie Nevin

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with Charlotte Exton & Maisie Nevin

Today we'll be interviewing Charlotte Exton (Graduate of our Leadership & Ministry course in 2014) & Maisie Nevin (Graduate of our Leadership & Ministry course in 2016). We're featuring them on our blog today for their collaboration in photography. 

What are your three tips for working with other creatives?

1. Know your role on the project
Because as we said this will constantly change and it just gets awkward if no one knows who’s doing what. 
2. Be intentional about learning how the other creative operates
This will only benefit your project
3. Build a relationship with them, treat them how you’d want to be treated
Collaboration opens up so many doors especially in building relationships, and treating them with the utmost respect and honour will reflect in their attitude towards you and also the work they produce. 

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.

Collaborâte with Charlotte Exton & Maisie Nevin

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Collaborâte

 

Today we'll be interviewing Charlotte Exton (Graduate of our Leadership & Ministry course in 2014) & Maisie Nevin (Graduate of our Leadership & Ministry course in 2016). We're featuring them on our blog today for their collaboration in photography. 

Tell us about yourself.

What do you do for work?

Charlotte Exton (CE): Full time Photographer at charlotteexton.co and on instagram.

Maisie Nevin (MN): Well I have a part-time life; I am a part-time photographer on instagram, a part-time nanny and a part-time retail worker.

What's the dream for you?

CE: To have my own photography studio, space and offices with multiple staff with an international reputation, if all we are talking about is work. Otherwise give me the ocean, a big family, and everything and anything I can do to build the kingdom of God :)

MN: The dream is to become a full-time photographer, working with other creatives (aka Charlotte #studiodreaming) and travelling the world seeing and shooting the things I love.

Let's talk about creativity and collaboration.

Why is collaborating important to you?

CE: I like collaborating because you get to participate in something you are passionate about whilst making memories with someone and building relationships with them.

MN: Collaborating is important to me because I love working and creating with other people. (who doesn’t love to do something they love surrounded by people they love??) I also learn so much from others when working and collaborating together; you get multiple minds and multiple ideas. 

How has working with friends who are creative helped you?

CE: It’s fun, it’s inspiring, teaches you skills you don’t know, has the potential to get more work, you become a trusted recommendation, opens up job opportunities

MN: It has helped me in multiple ways. It has helped me to see the potential I have because the creatives I have in my life are so supportive and encouraging. I have learnt so much from working with others and it has also opened up so many doors to different jobs and opportunities. But most importantly it’s fun!

How do you collaborate well with people who have different creative strengths to you?

CE & MN: If our degrees have taught us anything, you must accept the possibility of tension through collaboration, you must seek to understand rather than seek to be understood. Each collaboration will have a different brief, so know your role in the collaboration; are you in charge, is it a 50/50, and make sure you stick to your role. Make sure you communicate your role to those involved, you can’t expect what you don’t express. 

Be flexible, see the possibilities of the now, reject perfectionism, hold onto excellence. And finally, your strengths and weaknesses will change on the job you are doing but that is always a place to grow and learn something new! 

Have you ever felt your creativity made you feel isolated or different or misunderstood?

CE: The pursuit of a dream can be isolating because you can’t rely on someone else believing in your dream for you. I don’t think you really understand what it feels like to be understood until you sit down with someone who is like minded, and striving for similar goals. 

MN: I didn’t realise how isolated I felt in my dream until I was surrounded by people who were encouraging me in it, and fully understood where I was at. I am stepping out into the unknown and am only relying on my hard work and persistence so to a degree I think I will always feel isolated in that because it’s my dream but having like-minded others around me and supporting me is a real help.

Have you found ways to overcome that feeling?

CE & MN:  First and foremost they key is prayer, but also finding other creatives that can support you and believe with you.

What would your advice be to someone who is feeling that way?

CE & MN: As Christians it would be remiss of us if we didn’t share our experience about how God can come into the centre of our creativity and dream. Whether you are feeling creatively misunderstood, isolated or different, none of it matters if your identity isn’t in God. Once we bring God into the centre of it all He takes the load off of us and our dreams/creativity become fruitful. 

It is also ok to feel isolated, different or misunderstood, because there comes a point in every dream, career or project that you have to stop and reflect on what you’re doing and where you’re going. Creativity comes in seasons, some seasons you will feel like you have nothing to give, no ideas and others you will have such an ease, ideas coming from every angle and some seasons you’ll feel like people care about your work and other seasons it may seem like they don’t but learn to enjoy and appreciate your own work before you expect anyone else to.
 

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.

Collaborâte - 3 tips for working with other creatives - Jacob Leung

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Collaborâte

with Jacob Leung

Welcome back to the #Collaborâte blog. Today we're with, Jacob Leung (Events director at C3 Church) and founder of Jacob Food.

What are your three tips for working with other creatives?

1. Respect the majority and be on team throughout the whole project!
Be sure to share honest with your creative thoughts as politeness can be the poison of a collaboration. Sometimes it’s tough when you are the minority on a collaborative project or the team disagrees with your ideas. But get over it quickly and remember that this is everyone’s project equally! 
2. Create a brief before the collab starts!
Puts everyone on the same page. Briefs save time, money and relationships! Put some direction behind your vision and get onto a brief!
3. Be professional, prepared and have fun throughout the creative process!
Sometimes people get professionally lazy on collaborations (arrive late, not prepared etc) – don’t be that annoying person! I treat collaborations just like any other paid job I get! My final thought is enjoy the experience! One of my favourite quotes is by Andre Gide – “Art is a collaboration between God and the Artist, and the less the artist does the better”.

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.

Collaborâte - 3 tips for working with other creatives - Hannah Clark

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Welcome back to the #Collaborâte blog. Today we're with, Hannah Clark (film editor at C3 Church and graduate of our film and graphic design course).

What are your three tips for working with other creatives?

1. Have very clear roles set out before you start.
Knowing exactly who’s doing what, so the lines don’t get blurred.
2. Be open-minded and spontaneous
Always be ready to think on your feet, ready for any challenge that might be ahead (there will be many).
3. Be highly prepared.
Jacob and I would not have been able to do what we did in 3 days without lots of preparation in short amount of time.

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.

Collaborâte with Hannah Clark & Jacob Leung

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Today we'll be interviewing Hannah Clark (Graduate of our Film & Graphic Design Course in 2015) & Jacob Leung (Events director at C3 Church). We're featuring them on our blog today for their collaboration on a filming project for Jacob Food, which is Jacob's food styling business. 

Tell us about yourself.

What do you do for work?

Hannah Clark (HC): I'm a film editor at for C3 Church Creative, a great team of about 5 of us on staff working in film. I also have my own freelancer in film production.

Jacob Leung (JL): Primarily, I am the Event Director at C3 Church but I'm also freelance food stylist and recipe developer.

What's the dream for you?

HC: The dream is to be a full-time film director (primarily for documentaries), but I also want to get into big time investing, and eventually be a resort owner.

JL: An international cooking show!

Let's talk about creativity and collaboration.

Why is collaborating important to you?

HC: Collaborating is important as it opens your eyes to all forms of creativity, whilst being able to celebrate each other’s differences. 
I love seeing other creatives working in their element and being amazed at their talent. Coming together it can produce something magical!

JL: Collaborating for me opens up many new possibilities and stretches my mind into the realms of creativity. The collaborative process can be more work, time consuming and frustrating but the final product is always much better!

How has working with friends who are creative helped you?

HC: It has helped me open my eyes to other forms of creativity that is not film, and you can cover each other’s weaknesses.

JL: My skill set of presenting to camera and styling is obviously quite niche so working with friends is always so much fun. Their honesty is always much appreciated from telling me that the "food needs something more" to “Jacob stop saying “Delicious!”. Besides this, it's such a fun experience when shooting!

Have you ever felt your creativity made you feel isolated or different or misunderstood?

HC: Yes, definitely! There are many times where I’ve felt like I’ve had to do it all by myself, which can feel stressful.

JL: Yes! However, I am in control of my creativity, creativity is not in control of me. I use my creativity in every day to day life. I am different and unique, that’s what makes my creativity original. My originality is a gift! 

Have you found ways to overcome that feeling?

HC:  Not being afraid to ask for help is something I have come to terms with especially in my creative life. And it just happens to be that the right person at the right time will turn up to get the job done! Surrounding myself with lots of friends who work in the film industry majorly helps you to not feel isolated. And luckily they are some of my best friends, so it’s easy to ask for help!
 

Let's talk about the project you worked on.

What was the process?

JLWell myself, Hannah, Char and Tim are all great friends, super creative, love food and adventures – we are also very spontaneous. We talked about how fun it would be to go somewhere together and do some Jacob Food filming. Within the next few days our flights were booked, accommodation sorted and a tour of Tasmania was arranged!

What were the challenges?

JLWeather was a challenge but hey, when you’re cooking on a secluded beach and it starts to rain we just go with it. Nothing is perfect and I love that as it makes it relatable! Another challenge is making sure the team don’t eat all my props till after we get the shot!

How did collaborating help you reach a final product?

JLWe all had specific roles on the shoot and it was so easy as we all just got in and completed what we had to do. After each wrap we could come together and show each other’s work! Such a fun a process!

HC: Jacob obviously took care of all the food and styling; Charlotte and her incredible photography skills looked after taking great photos for content. And I took care of all the film side of things, including teaching Tim Exton how to do audio (which he nailed)! So together we got it done.
 

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.

Collaborâte - 3 tips for working with other creatives - Felicity Farncomb

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Collaborâte

with Felicity Farncomb

Welcome back to the #Collaborâte blog. We're continuing our interview with Felicity Farncomb. She's currently working as senior graphic designer at the highly esteemed Sydney branding agency, Smack Bang Designs.

What are your three tips for working with other creatives?

1. Accept how they work and deal with it
Some people will work in a way you don’t like. Maybe they rather chat on the phone than email, or work really late at night rather than 9-5. Accepting that people create work in different way to you and being ok to work around them is key to collaborating.

2. Have a clear brief and clear outcomes for each of you to meet
Have a common vision. Knowing what the end goal is, and what each of you need to do to make that happen is key. It then allows you to each work in your own way knowing that at the end of the day, it’ll get done.

3. Champion and encourage each other! 
Nothing ends well that isn’t done in love. Give each other high-fives throughout the processes and have a party together at the end.

Let's talk more about creativity and collaboration.

We asked you to choose a recent project of yours that you collaborated on. Tell us about the project we are featuring. What was your process for creating it?

The project is ‘Nakula’.

The Process:

After initial meetings, we went into research mode. This meant looking at the competitors, where the product sits on the shelf etc.

Following this was moodboarding to lock down and look and feel.

Once approved, we moved onto the logo update and then packaging.

Overall, a really smooth project where each phase was streamline and uncomplicated.

What were the challenges?

The challenge was maintaining some brand recognition, while totally re-doing the logo and packaging. We did it by keeping the colour palette in similar tones, and using the existing logo typeface for the logo facelift.

How did collaborating help you reach the final product?

Collaborating doesn’t just have to be between creatives, I think it’s also between creative and client. This project was definitely a collaboration with the Nakula team, if they didn't set up clear expectations, then I wouldn't have been able to meet them. They were also awesome and open to any new ideas or thoughts I had, which made for a really successful project (concept was chosen from round 1 with no amendments! Glory!)

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.

Collaborâte - 3 tips for working with other creatives - Alix Pashley

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Collaborâte

with Alix Pashley

Welcome back to the #Collaborâte blog. We're continuing our interview with Alix Pashley (Graduate of our Visual Arts course in 2013). She's currently working as a graphic designer at the highly esteemed Sydney branding agency, Smack Bang Designs.

What are your three tips for working with other creatives?

1. Your own way isn't always the way.

This has been a tough one for me! Learning that not everyone thinks, learns or works the way I do. You get used to the way you do things and create your own systems. Sometimes you have to learn other people’s system’s and adjust. It is a good lesson to learn alternative ways of the creative process

2. Learn off them!

It is pretty self explanatory! When I approach a collaborative project I make sure that I enter in with a mindset of ‘what can I learn’. One of the core reasons for collaboration.

3. Be honest and clear in the process.

Honesty and clear communication. Incredibly important - from the beginning to end. This is to ensure that everyone has a clear vision/goal and aware of expectations. Guaranteed for a smooth process. 

Let's talk more about creativity and collaboration.

We asked you to choose a recent project of yours that you collaborated on. Tell us about the project we are featuring. What was your process for creating it?

The project is ‘Wilds’.
The aim was to create a candle brand that was affordable but didn’t compromise the design.

The Process:

First of all, we had a meeting and run through all elements of what the brand was wanting to achieve, especially regarding visual elements and brand name.

Then we went onto creating moodboards and the colour palette which captures the overall look and feel of where we are heading.

Once that was locked in we then moved onto the logo design which was super fun, as there was a lot of creative freedom.

Then we concepted for packaging. The client was quite open and trusting, so it made the process quite easy!

What were the challenges?

We had to come up with a name for the brand. This was quite challenging as the brief was very open (which seems like it can be a good thing in some cases), but when starting out with a blank canvas, it can be hard to get on the right track!

How did collaborating help you reach the final product?

The team at Smack Bang Designs helped create the brand name. It was cool to see the ideas that went around the room (well, emails haha) and one was chosen from the first round! Times like that it makes you very proud of your team.
The rest of the process wasn’t much of a collaboration with the team - but most definitely with the client. This brand was like a new baby to them and it was super important to communicate our ideas clearly and hear what they wanted to achieve along the way. 

Thanks for reading.

#Collaborâte is an initiative of C3 College. Our aim is to increase the appreciation of collaboration and community in the creative process because sometimes the genius we need is locked up in the relationships we have.

We’ve seen that a lot in our C3 College creative arts courses, and if you’re considering using your creativity for Godly purposes, we’d recommend you spend some time studying with us.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.

Collaborâte with Alix Pashley & Felicity Farncomb

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Welcome to the Collaborâte blog. A series of interviews with graduates and friends of C3 College. We're firm believers that creativity works best in community, so we've selected a bunch of creatives connected to the C3 College community to learn from their experiences. Our hope is that these blogs will be useful to you (or a friend) as you continue on your creative journey.

Today we'll be interviewing Alix Pashley (Graduate of our Visual Arts course in 2013)  & Felicity Farncomb (our go to graphic designer). Alix & Felicity are both graphic designers at the highly esteemed Sydney branding agency, Smack Bang Designs.

We'll be sharing this interview over three different posts (these girls had so much to say!), let's get into it.

Tell us about yourself.

What do you do for work?

Alix Pashley (AP): I am a mid-weight designer at Smack Bang Designs. My days are spent designing for all kinds of clients. I get to be on the journey with a client from the beginning to the end of the process, ensuring their brand is looking ace and making their vision come to life!

Felicity Farncomb (FF): I’m a senior designer at Smack Bang Designs. So I do a lot of designing, a bit of checking creative concepts and final art, dabbling in some styling and art direction and many hours of drinking coffee and lunchtime chats with the girls. 

What's the dream for you?

AP: I feel like I am currently living the dream! I want to continue pursuing design and learning along the way as I feel like it never ends. I would love to extend my designing into fashion one day, but we will have to see! 

FF: I don’t really have a career end goal. I want to keep doing work that is challenging, making a difference in the world and work that is fun! I want to keep learning and making beautiful things.

Let's talk about creativity and collaboration.

Why is collaborating important to you?

AP: Collaborating is awesome. It's important to me because I always learn from it. It opens up your thinking and allows you to step out of ways you usually do things. You learn others strengths and it teaches you to lay down your own agenda.

FF: Collaborating means getting out of my own head! It’s so important for creatives to get out of the bubble we all (unintentionally) form and choose to experience what others have to offer. It’s also super humbling to let go and trust that someone else can bring something to the table that you can't.

How has working with friends who are creative helped you?

AP: It is the BEST. I feel that being open in creativity is key and being friends makes that easy. I have found that you don’t really need to explain much and they get it!

FF: Like any area of life, I think having people around you that ‘get’ you is super important. On a really superficial level... having creative friends is awesome ‘cause they want to also spend an hour in a bookstore or go to a specific cafe just 'cos it has nice branding!

How do you collaborate well with people who have different creative strengths to you?

FF: I think the biggest part of this is realising your strengths and your weaknesses. To be able to let go of what you’re not great and/or passionate about is really liberating for a creative! My personal slant is to control and organise, so learning how to delegate, trust and communicate with other creatives with other strengths has been a huge learning curve for me.

AP: Big time {agreeing with FF}! Being aware of both your strengths and weaknesses is super important. A massive part of collaborating for me, has been leaning on others when I know they have way more strength in an area than me. That then allows me to work in my own strengths. That really is the purpose of collaborating. I love diving straight into things and going for it (without much organisation), so people like Flicky {FF} haha are great for me, as they always get my scatter brain in order! 

Thanks for reading.

You can catch part 2&3 of this interview later this week.

Also, if you’d like to see C3 College students exploring collaboration in performance, we’d like to invite you to Space (a collection of creative works) on November 25/26. Click here for more details.