Inspiring Creative Women

This week for St Lukes Like’s in celebration of women for International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month and following on from Mother's Day, we asked the St Luke’s team to nominate creative women they admire or have positively impacted their lives or career. Below is the women who have inspired us and how they did so!

Barbara Kruger

Recommended by Neil Henderson - CEO.

I’d like to like Barbara Kruger US agit prop artist. She art directed one my fave all time campaigns (for The Economist) that I worked on over 30 years ago.

Olivia Brearle

Recommended by Sam Everett - Account Executive.

My friend Olivia Brearley produces really intricate and eye-catching prints and designs. The amount of time and dedication that goes into just one of these summery scenes is not small, and Liv’s commitment to her work is pretty incredible. What’s more she’s just a fab person so you have no reason not to buy one of her prints.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Recommended by Christine Sibthorp - Project Manager.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, she basically invented rock and roll. She’s awesome!

Sarah Godsill a.k.a. Lockdown Limner

Recommended by Juan Coello - Digital Content Producer

My cousin Sarah is a Somerset-based artist, during lockdown she started a project called Lockdown Limner, capturing those little moments of life during lockdown and beyond. Giving a creative twist to these dark times.

Kate Bush

Recommended by Claire Wombwell – Creative

When I was a little girl, my parents would put on the vinyl of her album ‘The Whole Story’ to do Sunday DIY too. I didn’t understand the lyrics but would dance around to the unusual sounds she made with her etherial voice. As I grew up, I listened deeper and began to comprehend the lyrics and truly began to appreciate the master craftswoman she is.Kate Bush inspired me to write worlds and get lost in language as a creative copywriter today.

Audrey Hepburn

Recommended by Hettie Shirtcliffe - Account Executive Intern.

Cliché as it sounds I am nominting Audrey Hepburn, I use to love watching her films when I was little with my sisters! Not only is she an absolute fashion icon and incredibly stunning but she was also super talented; She was the first actress to win a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA for a single performance, she was a trained ballet dancer, could speak 6 languages, sang amazingly and In her later life devoted her time to humanitarian work, working with UNICEF.

Laura, Claire, Jo, Hannah & Polina (& Gatis too of course)

Recommended by Jake Bean – Junior Creative

Laura was a HUGE part of Nathan & myself getting hired at St. Luke’s since she gave us our first book crit here and gave us advice and encouragement for the follow-up with Rich. Then Claire, Jo, Hannah & Polina (& Gatis too of course) were all super lovely, helpful, friendly, approachable and ridiculously talented people who made it super easy to adapt to working here, as well as super easy to be inspired because of the brilliant work they did (and still do)! Cheers to you all!

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