Little White Lies

Creative resilience in the age of uncertainty

In a brand new series, produced in partnership with Squarespace, Little White Lies and Huck spotlight artists and makers as they adapt to life under lockdown and an uncertain future.

Every day, people across the world are facing brand new hurdles as they adapt to unprecedented change. Freelancers are navigating a unique set of challenges as budgets are slashed and uncertainty takes hold. What is it like to go it alone in this new, rapidly changing world?

Creative Resilience is a brand new series, produced in collaboration with Squarespace, sharing inspiration, advice, and original artwork from freelance creatives as they adapt to life under lockdown. Over the next five months, we’ll explore what it’s like to go it alone in a time of crisis, spotlighting creativity amid disruption.

From sustaining a career as a self-taught photographer, to carving out a creative identity in a crowded city far from home, these tales of resolve show how obstacles give rise to innovation. The journey there is as difficult as it’s ever been — but the payoff has never been more rewarding.

Follow along for stories from across Huck and Little White Lies.

#01 The comic artist using isolation as inspiration

Miranda Smart shares how she’s overcome the trials of lockdown to evoke the world outside her window.

#02 The illustrator who brings light to the darkness and darkness to the light

Sophie Mo on how she continues to carve out a creative identity in the most trying of times.

#03 The director blending modern London with Iranian aesthetics

Filmmaker Somayeh Jafari shares how she delves into her Iranian background to discover the true meaning of home.

#4 The art director who creates humorous, introspective snapshots of everyday life

Little White Lies very own Laurène Boglio reflects on how she observes the world’s subtle shifts through animated GIFs.

#5 The artist leading floristry’s youthful takeover

Harriet Parry reveals how she creates eye-catching floral interpretations of iconic artworks.

#6 The production designer who uses location as inspiration

Bobbie Cousins shares his creative process, evokes a world that’s seldom seen.

#7 The photographer reimagining creative communities

Photographer and curator Matt Martin tells us how he uses photography to build community.

#8 The costume designer dyeing to make film more sustainable

Jo Thompson explains why she’s ditching synthetics for natural products.

#9 The family-run bar that’s a hub of creative independence

Verity and Sharmaine Cox tell the story of their tiny Hackney dive bar Blondies – a space where music, motorbikes and skateboarding mingle freely.

A brief guide to designing your own tattoo

Illustrator Sophie Mo talks you through how you can go about designing your own tattoo

A brief guide to creating your own floral art

Floral artist Harriet Parry lifts the lid on her creative process and how you can make your own floral humans at home.

#10 The production designer who finds inspiration on the open road

Malin Lindholm reveals how she’s continued to feed her wanderlust and her reactive process during the pandemic.

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Read more stories from our series on Creative Resilience, in partnership with Squarespace.

Published 29 Apr 2020

Tags: Creative Resilience Sophie Mo Squarespace

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About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, we’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.