Paul Butler Creative Careers Adviser

West London, Windsor, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Surrey

Exploring future creative career paths?

Looking for your first creative job?

Thinking of

a career change?

Paul Butler

1-1 Creative Careers Advice

Finding solutions to help you discover your ideal job and brilliant career

I offer practical industry advice, careers guidance and 1-1 coaching across a wide variety of skills for people wanting help with their creative careers

Design Director Certified Careers Advisor University Lecturer

  • Are you feeling stuck?
  • Uncertain what to do next?
  • Finding it tough managing those job searches?
  • Lacking confidence in networking?
  • In need of clear direction for your portfolio?
  • Want to refine your interview skills?
  • Struggling to nail your personal promotion?
  • Thinking of a career change?
  • Could do with some professional advice?

If you say “yes” to any of these questions then I can help you move forward

People come to me for help finding their ideal creative career - from job searches and writing effective CVs, portfolio critiques and interview skills, to networking and major career changes.

How I work offers you:

An online

private space

to talk

freely & in confidence

Professional individually


advice & coaching


ways to successfully get to where you want to be

Self-promotion is key to your career success.

My professional expertise can help develop your unique promotional story.

A way we can work together, understanding:



come from?



are now?


you want

to be?

How you

plan to

get there?

Gerard Egan’s Skilled Helper Model

A way we can work together, understanding:

Gerard Egan’s Skilled Helper Model


Tell Me

About You

What’s your current situation?

Let's begin the journey to finding key solutions to help you prepare work-ready and transferable skills that companies need.

Why not start a careers conversation with yourself by asking some direct questions about where you feel you are right now.

How confident are you at the moment?

Where do you think the sticking points may be?

Do you need help with portfolios, CVs & Interviews?

Make a list of the skills you currently have

Have a think about what key things I can help you with?

Or fill in the Introductory Questionnaire and email the answers to me as a starting point in our introductory session.

Get in Touch

And we can arrange a free 20 minute call

All enquiries are usually answered the next working day, by phone or email

All contact is strictly confidential

Helping you determine what you want and how you're going to get there

For more advice and guidance, click here to visit my blogs page.

Session Fees & Availability

Initial 20min Enquiry



Students & Grads

£45 per 50 min session

Career Changers

£65 per 50 min session

Book 6 Sessions

Get one session Free

All careers sessions take place online via a Zoom link.

My Availability:

Between 9am - 6:30pm

Mon - Thurs




How do your coaching sessions work?

After an initial introductory chat to find out what you need, we will agree on a preliminary number of sessions. Using effective careers guidance and bespoke techniques that work for you, we’ll identify specific aims and objectives and any sticking points to help move you forward.

All sessions are online and last for 50 minutes.

Is there any information I should send you before the first session?

When we have agreed to work together, I’ll ask for some relevant information about yourself so I can prepare effectively for the sessions.

This could include links to your CV, portfolio (and showreel) and any additional profile information and details. This helps me understand your situation, so I can offer you the best advice and guidance I can.

What kind of outcomes might I expect?

Most people achieve a better understanding of their own potential. This increases their motivation to improve job searches, portfolio content, or brush up on interview skills, along with a much clearer direction of the steps they need to take to do this. This winning combination makes success in their chosen career more achievable.

How many sessions should I have?

There is no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to careers coaching, it varies from person to person depending on your circumstances. I can work on an open-ended basis or agree a suitable number of sessions. Subsequently we’ll decide how much further support you may need.

Some people find after an agreed number of sessions they have enough

clarity and focus and are ready to move forward independently. Others value

on-going support and the relationship with me will continue for longer.

My aim is to ensure the coaching continues for only as long as it’s of benefit to you.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Everything said within the careers session is private - this is how coaching differs from talking to a friend or relative. Once you are comfortable with the format we have agreed on, the number of weekly sessions and the confidential space they provide, you will hopefully find the freedom to speak in confidence is of great value.

We will discuss the coaching contract in the initial session - personal information is not shared with any third parties, unless you give written permission to do so.

How long will I have to wait for my first session?

I aim to offer an initial assessment meeting within 1-2 weeks. Then we would arrange a number of coaching sessions to take place at the same time every week when convenient for you and where I have availability.

What happens if I need to cancel an appointment?

If you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice, otherwise the session fee will be due. This is because I’ll have prepared for the session in advance to ensure you receive the best advice and guidance each time. Also, last minute cancellations prevent me taking other bookings to fill the gap.

What’s your professional background?

I combine 35 years as an award winning Motion Designer & Design Director in broadcasting, including BBC and Sky TV (London), with a qualification in Careers Guidance, and five years as a University Lecturer teaching design and employability skills.

I’ve developed an intuitive understanding of creative professionals through recruiting and managing multi-disciplined teams in the creative industries, and mentoring design students.

Why not prepare some questions of your own and get in touch?

I can help you...

Recognise existing skills and develop new ones

Make effective decisions

Move forward with setting goals and action planning

Find the confidence to manage your own career journeys

So ultimately you won’t need my help anymore

“If you sometimes feel insecure, guess what? The rest of the world does too. Don't overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You're better than you think.” T. Harv Eker

Please contact me if you would like to have a chat about the careers coaching advice & guidance I offer.

My availability:

Between 9am - 6.30pm


Based in: West London, Windsor, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey area.

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