In conversation with Mimi Choi

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Mimi Choi September 2022 “My goal is to understand andachieve realism as best I can, with the experience and practice that I’ve accumulated throughoutthe years.” Mimi is an illusionary makeup artist based in Vancouver. Á: Tell us a little bit about yourself. MC: I was born in Macau and immigrated to […]

In conversation with William Ukoh

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with William Ukoh August 2022 “My whole strategy has alwaysbeen to focus on myself and the stories that I want to tell, being as honest as possiblewith those stories in the way I tell them.” William is a Nigerian Photographer and Director based in Toronto. Á: Tell us a little bit about […]

In conversation with Sharmadean Reid MBE

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Sharmadean Reid MBE July 2022 “Everything I’ve done is aboutcreating spaces for women to findcommunity, to gain the knowledgeand network to thrive.” Sharmadean Reid MBE is the founder and CEO of The Stack, a platform created for a generation of mission driven women. Á: Why did you create The Stack and The […]

In conversation with Oumaima Choua

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Oumaima Choua May 2022 “I try to capture the essence of ahuman being, the thoughts andemotions we have, and put themdown on paper.” Oumaima is an artist specialising in hyperrealism, based in The Netherlands.  Á: Tell us a little bit about yourself. OC: I’m 24 and a proud Moroccan based in Holland. I am a […]

In conversation with Ranti

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Ranti April 2022 “I’ve always enjoyed making my own clothes because I lovecurating my personal style.” Ranti is a designer, fibre artist and architecture student based in London. Á: Why did you choose to study architecture?  R: Initially I wanted to design and create art but after speaking with my parents, […]

In conversation with Zoe Suen

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Zoe Suen April 2022 “When you start writing it can be a steep learning curve but that’s also part of the reason that it’s kind of exhilarating.” Zoe is a writer, editor and consultant based in London. Á: How have you found navigating your industry as a woman of colour? ZS: […]

In conversation with Mattaniah Aytenfsu

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Mattaniah Aytenfsu March 2022 “Combining the two worlds of technology and art really challenges my perception of what creativity is.” Mattaniah is a new media artist and UX engineer at YouTube/Google, based in San Francisco. Á: Could you explain what a UX engineer is for those who are unfamiliar with the […]

In conversation with Haley Tju

SPOTLIGHT In conversation with Haley Tju March 2022 “I’m exploring different creative endeavours, having fun and learning to love myself in a way I never thought I could.” Haley is an actress and stylist based in Los Angeles. Á: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into acting. HT: I’m Chinese […]