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Joe Heywood

Joe started his writing career with The Bleacher Report, one of the largest sports websites on the web, which he did whilst studying Creative Writing and English Literature at Bath Spa University.

He’s now Academy Coordinator for the GKBC Creative Academy and also joint runs the Writers’ Academy too. He loves all things to do with writing and design, loves to rock and roll to bands like AC/DC, Queens of the Stone Age and Pearl Jam and can be seen down the pub cheering on his beloved Arsenal!

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Chris Thornley, also known professionally as Raid 71, was kind enough to take time out of his hectic schedule to answer some questions for us! He has had many publications in Shortlist magazine and let us use his awesome Gravity poster late last year for our review of the film. Check out what he had […]


After a busy festive period and New Year, Lukas Miguel of the Creative Academy has been a constant in a tumultuous few months at GKBC. He has been nominated Designer of the Month for his truly spectacular work in illustrations and showing a keenness to think outside the box with his design briefs. Check out […]


Bath-based wedding photographers Dorothy Allen and Lucy Baker, who run Dot & Lucy Photography, were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedules to answer some questions for us. Having both graduated from Bath Spa University in 2012 studying Creative Writing, Dot and Lucy were keen to combine their flair for photography into […]


Throughout her time here at the Creative Academy, Christina Wedberg has consistently produced outstanding design projects for us and continues to push her capabilities further as an accomplished designer. She’s been an ever-present in the printables projects we have been giving out and keeps supplying continuously high quality designs for us to try and scrutinise. […]


It’s been a case of onwards and upwards this month at the GKBC Creative Academy as new members have joined our ranks, new and exciting projects are coming in thick and fast and the festive spirit is just starting to creep in now. Our designers have been busy creating some truly wonderful things this month […]


C. W. Ceram was the pseudonym of Kurt Wilhelm Marek, a German journalist and writer who was most noted for his works and opinions on archaeology – Götter, Gräber und Gelehrte which translated in English as Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology in 1949. So how has he inspired so many designers with his most famous quote? Photography […]


Matt Holland was one of the very first members to join the Creative Academy and is currently the longest-serving member, reaching Conjurer level by consistently submitting fantastic quality photos that fitted the brief and well before deadlines! He’s shown an ever-present interest to do well for us here and constantly looks for ways to improve […]