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Hattie Speed, Creator of This Girl Makes, Self-employed designer-maker and Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor
Hattie Speed, the creator of This Girl Makes, a self-employed designer-maker, and an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor, challenges a common misconception about the creative industries. She firmly asserts that careers in these fields not only exist but are also thriving.
Drawing from her own experience, Hattie highlights the practical and theoretical skills she acquired during her BA in Furniture Design and Make, which have equipped her for a diverse range of job roles. She expresses immense gratitude for the freedom to shape her own future and, most importantly, for the opportunity to make a positive impact on others while indulging in her deepest passion – crafting.