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LOCAL HEROES

Jess Cobourn

Jess Cobourn

All of a sudden I’m on this board with amazing people figuring out how to put on great events. I found people were so nurturing creatively; if you have a slight doubt in yourself, they’re like ‘you can do it!’ 

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Liam Scanlan

Liam Scanlan

In Newcastle everyone knows each other and it doesn’t seem quite as competitive. In Sydney, it’s very hush hush.

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Pawel Jarecki

Pawel Jarecki

I’ve gotten over my burnout and now I’m fresh into starting up my creative agency called Human Again. To make sure I don’t work around the clock this time, I’ve got a new system.

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Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan

Taking care of my father and studying his illness helped me come up with an idea for an app.

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Ethan Andrews

Ethan Andrews

I pursued standup comedy while still at University of Newcastle, and before I graduated I felt like I was at a crossroads where I’d pursue a creative life or professional life, and I went down the creative route.

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Josh Bruce

Josh Bruce

One of the biggest struggles for me is timing. Right now I’ve got about four jobs on at once, and a few weeks ago I didn’t have any work.

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Shauna Ryan

Shauna Ryan

The biggest struggle since I’ve moved has been the social aspect. I’ve been going to networking events and cafes trying to meet likeminded people.

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Carlin McLellan

Carlin McLellan

I’ve lived in Sydney, Vancouver and Berlin. Newcastle keeps on pulling me back in with its great beaches and friendly vibes

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