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26 April 2017

16 Christian creatives to keep an eye on

Alison SoyeThere is so much creativity in our churches, from the people who do the flower displays to the worship leaders and the nativity organisers. But what about those people in our pews who don’t just express their creativity on a Sunday, but earn their living by working in a creative industry throughout the week. There’s a whole generation of creatives in our churches who are set to be the next big thing in their spheres. Here, we round up 16 of the creatives from across the UK we think you need to watch out for.

Robert Garforth is a multidisciplinary designer specialising in video production and social media marketing. His work has been featured online in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg and Forbes.com. @robertgarforth robertgarforth.com 

Rory Martin is a freelance broadcast and video journalist, based in Huntingdon. He is a passionate observer of the world, and always strives to communicate what he sees to others. @RoryTMartin 

Shona MacVicar is a newcomer to the role of directing and camera operating with previous experience as a radio presenter and researcher in Scotland. @ShonaMacVicar 

These Your ChildrenThese Your Children is formed by songwriters Joe Baxter and Rebeka Prance, who, inspired by a range of different musical genres, weave together storytelling lyrics with a sound described as anthemic pop. theseyourchildren.com @TYCOfficial 

Rachel Guthrie did an art foundation course before settling into an art history degree. She began her working career as a freelance arts writer and curator, and now works with art galleries, art fairs, artists, and others in the sector, to help them promote their work through PR. @rachelguthrie8 

Jessica Harris is a student artist. She has previously exhibited in The Brick Lane Gallery in London and the Hertford Art Trail. 

David Hodgson-Lorente is a London filmmaker who loves filming a good sunrise, but most of all, telling a great story. davidelorente.com @davidelorente 

Emma SkerrattEmma Skerratt is a designer, letterer, illustrator and maker based in Cheltenham. She recently illustrated the Baby Journal and worked on Bible Society’s 2017 colouring calendar. @emmaskerratt 

Konstantina Argyropoulou is a graphic designer, working for brands, charities, events, and people. Her goal is to help people make the most out of what they do through design-thinking and practice, so that an idea can reach its full potential. kdesigns.graphics

Matt Miller is a London-based creative director, photographer and worship pastor at HTB. @allthingscommon allthingscommon.co 

Holly Jones is apart-time cake baker and fashion illustrator and a full-time art student and Instagram addict. theillustratedbaker.com @illustratedbake

Holly JonesEmily Downe is an animator and illustrator based in London. She also produces short videos. emilydowne.co.uk 

Luke Swinney – aka Reginald Swinney – is a freelance illustrator, designer and artworker, based in Barton-Upon-Humber. He produces works for companies across the globe, which includes children’s educational materials, activity books and card designs. @reginaldswinney 

Alison Soye is a Northern Irish freelance illustrator, who’s currently living and working in Edinburgh. One of her most recent projects was illustrating the entire New Testament of The Accessible Bible, a new edition published by Biblica Europe which is specifically designed to aid those with visual impairments or learning difficulties. @alisonsoye alisonsoye.com 

Ruth Yimika Awobade is the founder and editor of Magnify, a magazine that explores feminism, faith and fashion. @ruthymag hellomagnify.com/ 

Preme James is a designer, woodworker and social entrepreneur. With a background in product and furniture design, Preme build the brand Xylo furniture, an upcycling social enterprise that takes old furniture and makes it into something beautiful. @premejames premejames.allyou.net

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