Springboard 2018

14 February 2018, 13:00 - 17:00
Cambridge campus

Springboard 2018 event poster

Join us at our career event exclusively for Cambridge School of Art students at Anglia Ruskin.


  • How to get ahead: insights from successful alumni
  • Stand out from the crowd: boost your online profile
  • Make your work pay: understanding your IP rights
  • What you can do now: things to think about before graduation.

Priority will be given to Cambridge School of Art students currently studying at Anglia Ruskin University. However, if you're not from this department, but are still interested in attending, please let us know: employability@anglia.ac.uk.

If you cannot attend for any reason please email employability@anglia.ac.uk so we can reallocate your ticket.

Confirmed speakers for Springboard

Life after graduation: art, design and illustration

3 speakers to talk about their own experiences, plus Q & A and networking


Katie Harnett (Children's book)
Yasmin Greener (Fashion and design)
Ellie Breeze (Fine art)

Life after graduation: Moving Image – film, animation and photography

3 speakers to talk about their own experiences, plus Q & A and networking


Shaun Smith (Photography)
Martin Galvin (Film)
Heather Colbert (Animation)

Your Online Presence

By Sue Keogh from www.sookio.com

How Can I Plan Ahead?

By John Clarke

About our speakers

Sue Keogh graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 1997, with a BA (Hons) in Communication Studies with Spanish. She has been producing content for the web since 1997, starting out with a music-based site for BBC Radio 2, before becoming Project Manager at ITV.com and then joining the homepage editorial teams for Yahoo! and AOL.

In 2008 she founded Sookio, an award-winning digital marketing agency focusing on content creation, strategy and training, based in Cambridge. We work with people like Government Digital Services, the University of Cambridge, Toshiba Europe, Drinkaware, Internet Watch Foundation, Beagle Street and a host of businesses in the Cambridge tech cluster.


Katie Harnett is an award-winning illustrator and writer who was born in Yorkshire and is currently based in Cambridge. She has written and illustrated two picture books, is the illustrator of the Franklin’s Flying Bookshop series written by Jen Campbell, and also illustrates book covers and older fiction.


Yasmin Greeneris an accessories designer for The Quintessential Ltd in Cambridge. After completing her Fashion Design degree in 2014, she was spotted for her fun, beautiful prints.  She works in Fashion, Interiors and Product Design, and communicates with suppliers and clients. 

Ellie Breeze studied on the BA and MA at CSA, She is one of the founding members of Gallery 9 where she is a studio holder, and is part of New Contemporaries 2017. Her practice is rooted in painting, where she re-imagines memories and old photographs from her family life, to create scenes that may or may not have occurred in the past. She also works for the Arts Council.


Shaun Smith graduated in 2011 with a BA in photography from CSA. He is now a full time commercial photographer at C1 Media, having worked nationally and internationally with small, medium, large and very large companies. He has been published in all of the major national newspapers, nationally on billboards and also on national TV. He is now broadening his skills: his work is now about 50% video.


Martin Galvin graduated in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production. Since then he has gained extensive experience in the film and tv industry as a freelance assistant director, including high-profile serial shows as EastEnders, Holby City, Doctors.


Heather Colbert graduated in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Illustration and Animation. She has directed and animated three music videos in the last six months. She is currently working as a student supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University, and as a character designer and puppet maker for a graduation project at ESCAC in Spain.


John Clarke has worked in theatre design for the past 25 years, based in London and then Cambridge. He has taught at Cambridge School of Art since 2007.

Event Details

14 February 2018, 13:00 - 17:00
Cambridge campus

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