Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
The Importance of
Fusion Skills in The
Creative Industries
Steve McKevitt

4 December 2013
Steve McKevitt
Chairman of Golden
Steve McKevitt
Chairman of Golden
Writer
Student
‘I’d like to write a book.’
My CDI
Journalism
Music
Internal Communications
Creative Writing
Video Games
Media (print and online)
Digital Media Produc...
Burscough
PROJECT

Nike Football Replica Kit – Launch Campaign
COPYRIGHT 2011 GOLDEN® UK LTD.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
PROJECT

PlayStation Vita - Press Pack Concepts
COPYRIGHT 2011 GOLDEN® UK LTD.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
AKE
URSELF.
19
Would I recommend a career in
the Creative Industries?
Yes, but...
‘I’d like to write a book.’
‘I’d like to have written a book.’
Just because you enjoy being a consumer
doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy being a producer.

23
It’s not really a place to express your creativity.

24
‘Being creative’ is often incredibly tedious.
Be prepared to make your own fun.

25
50 hour weeks are the norm...
60+ hour weeks are not unusual

26
Poorly paid at first...
... and for many people, forever.

27
No job security.
Once you’re out of ideas you’re out of work

28
Constant Rejection.
Only ever as good as your current job...
... always looking for the next one.

29
What people think they’ll be doing for a living
and what they actually end up doing for a living
are usually completely di...
The Challenge for HE
What employers are looking for:
Divergent Thinkers
Determination
Talent
Fusion Skills
The Challenge for HE
What we get at the moment:
Straight Line Thinkers
Idealistic
Qualifications
Vertical Skills
Yes, but...
I’ve loved working in the Creative Industries
It’s been rewarding, challenging,
interesting, exciting, fast-mo...
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION

593

Published on

A keynote speech from Steve McKevitt at Creative Skillset's TransFUSION conference, December 2013. What is the reality of working in the Creative Industries and what are the fusion skills employers are looking for?

Published in: Career, Business, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
593
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "The Importance of Fusion Skills in the Creative Industries: Steve McKevitt at TransFUSION "

  1. 1. The Importance of Fusion Skills in The Creative Industries Steve McKevitt 4 December 2013
  2. 2. Steve McKevitt Chairman of Golden
  3. 3. Steve McKevitt Chairman of Golden Writer Student
  4. 4. ‘I’d like to write a book.’
  5. 5. My CDI Journalism Music Internal Communications Creative Writing Video Games Media (print and online) Digital Media Production Public Relations Marketing Branding Sales Graphic Design TV/Film Production Event Management Research Book Publishing
  6. 6. Burscough
  7. 7. PROJECT Nike Football Replica Kit – Launch Campaign COPYRIGHT 2011 GOLDEN® UK LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  8. 8. PROJECT PlayStation Vita - Press Pack Concepts COPYRIGHT 2011 GOLDEN® UK LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  9. 9. AKE URSELF.
  10. 10. 19
  11. 11. Would I recommend a career in the Creative Industries? Yes, but...
  12. 12. ‘I’d like to write a book.’
  13. 13. ‘I’d like to have written a book.’
  14. 14. Just because you enjoy being a consumer doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy being a producer. 23
  15. 15. It’s not really a place to express your creativity. 24
  16. 16. ‘Being creative’ is often incredibly tedious. Be prepared to make your own fun. 25
  17. 17. 50 hour weeks are the norm... 60+ hour weeks are not unusual 26
  18. 18. Poorly paid at first... ... and for many people, forever. 27
  19. 19. No job security. Once you’re out of ideas you’re out of work 28
  20. 20. Constant Rejection. Only ever as good as your current job... ... always looking for the next one. 29
  21. 21. What people think they’ll be doing for a living and what they actually end up doing for a living are usually completely different. 30
  22. 22. The Challenge for HE What employers are looking for: Divergent Thinkers Determination Talent Fusion Skills
  23. 23. The Challenge for HE What we get at the moment: Straight Line Thinkers Idealistic Qualifications Vertical Skills
  24. 24. Yes, but... I’ve loved working in the Creative Industries It’s been rewarding, challenging, interesting, exciting, fast-moving and ever-changing... ... but it’s not what I thought it would be. And it’s definitely not for everyone.
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×