Creative Process

Looking at how work gets made & what gets in the way

Creating the weird and wonderful world of Good Omens

Neil Gaiman’s TV adaption of the apocalyptic novel he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett boasts an all-star cast including David Tennant and Michael Sheen – but its delightfully kitsch visual effects are the real star of the show. We speak to VFX studio Milk about bringing them to life

teamLab on crafting fantastical digital worlds

The Tokyo-based art collective equate themselves to a group of scientists carrying out an experiment. Here, they explain how they bring their interactive artworks to life, and why digital art can bring people together in a way that traditional art often can’t

How I Work: Bunny Christie

Bunny Christie has won numerous awards for her spectacular set and costume designs. Here she talks to CR about creating dream worlds, building sets in miniature and the challenges of working on theatrical productions

The wonderful work of Elliot Dear

Elliot Dear has created brilliantly crafted ads and music videos for Jon Hopkins, John Lewis and the BBC. We talk to the director about his route into filmmaking, coming up with ideas and creating animated worlds

The Daily Splice on forging a career in collage

Adam Hale’s Instagram account, The Daily Splice, started out as a creative side project. He now has over 250,000 followers and has landed commissions for Apple, Adidas and Mulberry. We talk to Hale about his process and switching email marketing for paper and scissors

How I Work: Wong Ping

Artist Wong Ping tells CR why he likens his creative process to that of a standup comedian, and how internet culture has influenced his animation work

Hattie Newman on building paper worlds by hand

The paper artist’s dedication to her work – often spending weeks on a single project – has led to commissions by everyone from Google to the Guardian. She discusses why both creatives and their clients shouldn’t compromise on craft

How I Work: Jenn Nkiru

The filmmaker has come a long way from the summer scheme in Peckham that kickstarted her career. She tells CR about her role as a creative anthropologist, and why she makes cinema, not film

How I Work: Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean

Suzanne Dean heads up the design team at Vintage, working on cover designs for contemporary and classic novels by Ian McEwan, Virginia Woolf and Haruki Murakami. Here, we talk to her about her creative process, working with authors and the key to a good book jacket 

Reimagining the Moomins for the small screen

Sky has brought Tove Jansson’s loveable Moomin characters to life in a new animated TV show, with help from Aardman director Steve Box and the artist’s niece Sophia Jansson. We delve into the creative process behind the series

Inside the new Face

As a new website for the much-anticipated return of The Face launches, CR talks to the magazine’s Editor Stuart Brumfitt and Art Director Alex O’Brien about what we can expect from the new version of the iconic title

Stephen Gill on the value of self-publishing

On the publication of The Pillar, a new photographic series four years in the making, photographer Stephen Gill reflects on the importance and opportunities inherent in self-publishing his works through his imprint Nobody Books

How to design a banknote

De La Rue has designed banknotes for 140 countries, from South Africa to Mauritius and the Seychelles. We spoke to its Creative Director Julian Payne to find out more about the process

Director Peter Hedges on new film Ben Is Back

The screenwriter behind About a Boy and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape returns to the cinema as the writer/director of Ben Is Back, starring his son Lucas Hedges as a recovering opioid-addict. He shares his process with Creative Review

Filmmaker Carol Morley on using lookbooks

Ahead of the release of her critically-acclaimed third feature film Out of Blue, the British filmmaker Carol Morley gives Creative Review an exclusive insight into the way she employs a visual book as a central aspect of feature film directing

How I Work: Gallery Director Brett Rogers

The director of London’s Photographers’ Gallery reflects on the challenges the gallery faces in the post-Brexit era, her determination for its shows to be accessible, and on the skills she has – and lacks – when running such a significant cultural institution

All 4 gets a new look

4Creative and DixonBaxi have created a new identity for the on-demand service, based on Lambie-Nairn’s iconic ‘4’ logo and a horizontal ‘streaming bar’. We talk to them about the thinking behind the redesign