What They Say
Free copies of Create Zine land on desks at advertising agencies, publishing houses and design studios annually. The creatives/artbuyers/producers have been extremely kind with their feedback, here’s what some of them have to say about the zine, a few words from our artists and some press links too!
"Create Zine is a bite-sized visual delight, packed with the very best talent in the visual arts. Impeccably curated by industry veterans Jules Beazley and Alicja McCarthy, this is the go-to tactile, snackable, creative publication for clients and artists alike.”
Louisa St. Pierre, Global Head of Experiential Great Bowery
"Thanks for sending the zine, I loved it! Please do send future copies. (And any previous editions would be greatly appreciated too if you still have any spares!) There’s some fantastic work in there and I particularly loved My Name is Wendy. Nice to be sent something I actually want to keep!"
Steve Marking Art Director Orion Books
"I like it because it's always great to see new work by artists that I haven't heard of before, to read something about them and what interests them. It helps me gain a fuller understanding of their work. As we all look at screens too much these days it's great to stop a while, have a coffee and leaf through some printed matter." David Rice Art Director The Sunday Times
"It's so unusual to get such a clear pathway to key players within the creative community, knowing that the work is going in front of the right people. As a printed product, Create Zine gets to them directly, in a physical form, helping to really stand out and get noticed."
"Create Zine’ is super fresh, great collaborations, beautifully crafted graphic design and printed with lovely textured paper stock.” Jaki Jo Hannan Senior Art Producer Adam and Eve DDB
"Hello Create-Zine, I've just seen a copy of your magazine around the office and would love to be on your mailing list. I'm a senior creative in the Conran Design Group studio and am passionate about illustration and would love to keep up to date with the latest work out there…” Andrew Jager Senior Creative Conran Design Group
"I loved the zine thank you, please send future issues.” Suzanne Lemon Art Director The Guardian
"Loved it. Keep em coming!” Steven Gurney Creative Saatchi & Saatchi
"I've just been given a copy of the zine and it's great – could you add me to your mailing list please. Lot's of TfL work to commission in the coming months!" Ali Augar Head of Art VCCP
"Create-Zine was a welcome surprise in my pigeon hole. Packed full of of glorious work from a wide range of illustrators - most of whom I've bookmarked for future commissions." Alex Kirby Senior Designer Faber and Faber / freelance Designer
“I received my copy and thought it very good. It’s nice to have something like that to peruse at leisure rather than get bombarded by emails. Please send future issues.“ Philipa Sidney Project Director LIDA
"What a lovely little magazine, full of great artists all in one place. Really nice inspiration tool. Looking forward to the next issue!" Emma Modler Head of Artbuying The & Partnership
"Enjoyed the magazine - think it's a good size/format. Liked the interviews gaining a bit of an insight into the artists work. Please send next issue!" Lesley Scott Art Buyer Ogilvy & Mather
Create Zine artists from past issues have been telling us why they find the publication beneficial and the importance of investing in portfolio promotion:
"It's a real pleasure to be featured in Create Zine, it's a fresh and exciting publication to see in the industry today. Over the past decade, it has become too easy to gain exposure online, but it doesn't always translate into benefits for an independent creative, it may be free, but it's not always targeting the right people to make new professional contacts and advance our careers. Create Zine takes a curated selection of talented artists direct to the people who matter, art directors, art buyers, design studios etc! That's where I want my portfolio to be. Having been self-employed for 17 years now, 10 of which focused on illustration, I do see the benefits of free online promo, but at the same time I see huge benefits in investing in our portfolios and promotion, to know that we can be seen directly by the very people we want to commission us." Ben the Illustrator
"Humans love touching things. We are gifted with sensitive fingertips which can feel the bumps even in a 35gsm sheet of onionskin paper, and noses that can pick up the scent of screen printing inks from ten feet away. Our eyeballs close when we run our hands over the edge of a foil debossing, and open again to take in the rich colours and shapes as we turn over the pages of a freshly-minted book.
The screen is a sci-fi rectangle of ongoing amazement and free amusement, but we crave ‘things', and the tactile joy of a thing in print is as much loved as it always has been. It is why I have continued to love and create physical objects made for sharing - aka ‘promotion' - and why I’m very happy to be exchanging a modest quantity of pounds sterling for a space on pages of this new publication, created by two experienced people I trust and like."