Hannah Joseph, 24, from London, was volunteering in Sri Lanka before the pandemic disrupted her plans. Hannah found herself back in England, unemployed and out of education, with little direction or sense of what to do next.
“I had decided that I no longer wanted to pursue a career that didn’t fit my personality. I’m naturally a creative person, and I decided to take a leap of faith and create and sell art online. With The Prince’s Trust’s help, I finally had faith in myself to keep going, even though it meant a couple of months of not knowing when finances would come in.”
During this period, Hannah went on to complete The Prince’s Trust Get Started in Product Design with Marvel programme which harnessed her creativity and boosted her skills in design and marketing.
“Being part of the Marvel programme was definitely an eye opener. Not having a university degree or experience in product design, I never thought I would be able to say I designed a product, let alone a whole product line for a well-known brand. Most importantly, my confidence increased and the experience pushed me to keep taking steps towards a career I can grow in whilst loving what I do.
Hannah was diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety not long before finding The Prince's Trust, and says:
“I've recently started a role as a member of the Marketing team at Publicis Media which was my original goal; to break into an industry willing to take a chance on my passion and creativity, as I keep discovering and nurturing my entrepreneurial mindset and discover a fulfilling career path.
“I’m unbelievably grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Marvel and shopDisney collaboration. I’m excited to see what opportunities this project will bring for the future, and I’m grateful for the amazing friendships I got to form. These are memories I will cherish forever!”