London, United Kingdom
This May, we’ve got even more advice and inspiration on the way, as multidisciplinary artist Mahaneela joins us for this month’s Pep Talk. Be sure to tune in on Wednesday 19th May at 1pm on Instagram Live, as she talks about building a career as a multidisciplinary creative.

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About the guest: Mahaneela
Starting out, it can be easy to assume that you need to specialise in a particular area, find your niche, or style – and stick with it. The reality, however, as Mahaneela shows, isn’t quite so clear-cut. Having initially dropped out of a philosophy degree, Mahaneela has built a career doing what she loves, and today works across everything from photography and fine art to film and music, switching effortlessly between directing, shooting and writing – as well as working as a DJ.

Currently in New York, based in London, and with roots in Ghana, India and Jamaica, Mahaneela’s work often explores themes centred on diasporic history, with a focus on the Black experience. Her work strives to not only address the lack of representation in mainstream media, but also shift the narrative, and provide a new bright, beautiful and more authentic perspective.

In addition to her photography and filmmaking work, Mahaneela is also a creative strategist and consultant, and has created projects for an incredible list of clients including Apple, XL Recordings, Converse, gal-dem, Channel 4 and Tate Modern; and artists like FKA Twigs, Tyga, Sampha and Miraa May.
As someone who is so used to juggling multiple projects, Mahaneela will be ready to talk about all things freelance, using your skillset among many pursuits, creating consistency in your practice, and much more.
See more from Mahaneela on her website and Instagram.

About the host: Steph Fung
Having graduated from LCC’s BA in graphic and media design in 2019, Steph has since built an impressive online presence, working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, before landing a role as a motion designer at Selfridges.
See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

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