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Creative Enterprise Winners: One Year On

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Published date 05 November 2014

University of the Arts London will be celebrating the enterprising successes of our students and recent graduates at the fifth Creative Enterprise Awards later this month. With this year’s shortlist having been recently announced, we thought we would catch up with some of last year’s recipients to find out what they have been up to over the past 12 months and how the awards helped them and their project.

The awards take place as part of Creative Enterprise Week and are sponsored by NatWest.


Jordi Ruiz Cirera (LCC, 2011): Winner of the Freelancer Award

Jordi Ruiz Cirera

What are your top three tips for self-promotion as a freelancer?
“The first and most important is to do good work that speaks for itself. Then surround yourself with talented and motivated people as their advice and experience will be of great help. Ultimately use social networks wisely and existing online blogs or posts to promote your work. “ Hear more from Jordi

Dmytro Vasylenko (LCC): Winner of the Digital Award

Dmytro Vasylenko

“Winning the award helped me gain recognition for my business. Clients and partners saw my project differently after new achievements and the award. Even the badge which is put on the website makes a difference when people view it. My achievement has also made me feel that I am on the right path and adds more enthusiasm in all my efforts.” Hear more from Dmytro


NoeMie – Dash Magazine: Winner of the International Award

NoeMie  Schwaller

“Get your business plan done, work hard, don’t give up and if possible don’t work alone.” Hear more from NoeMie


Emma Denby (Camberwell, 2010): College Award winner (CCW)

Emma Denby

“In the year since winning the CCW Award, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects. I spent my summer working on the feature film ‘Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass’ in the sculpture department which was so great! I worked in the art department and I worked on music videos for Sam Smith, Robbie Williams, One Direction, Ella Eyre…” Hear more from Emma


Natalie Grogan (LCF, 2013): College Award winner (LCF)

Natalie Grogan

What are your future plans for your business/project?
“To take over the world! I aim for Style Scape to become the online fashion destination to go to, to discover street style from around the world.” Hear more from Natalie


Victoria Galtry (LCC, 2012): College Award winner (LCC)

Victoria Galtrey

“The award was great because of the exposure it gave me – at this stage of growing a business it is great to get as much exposure as possible.” Hear more from Victoria 


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