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Lyla Johnston (she/they) is a writer, editor and multidisciplinary creative from London. Her work focuses on how she views things through a queer, neurodivergent, working-class lens.

In March 2022, she resumed her post as one of the main photographers working for iconic London queer venue The Glory. Prior to that, she worked as an editorial assistant at Creative Lives in Progress

She is currently looking for more work, both in-house and freelance, in the sector. As well, she is currently learning both digital and motion graphics to add to her artistic practice.


  • Freelance Writer and Editor (11/2021–)
  • Editorial Assistant at Creative Lives in Progress (05/2021–11/2021)
  • Freelance Photographer (07/2017–)
  • Photographer for The Glory (07/2017–11/2019)
  • Photographer at QX Magazine (08/2017–11/2018)
  • Photographer and Graphic Designer for Roland Saunders (12/2017–06/2018)
  • Social Media Manager for Walking in Stilettos (04/2016–05/2016)
  • Graphic Designer for The Paragon Collective (01/2016)



  • Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media Content and Production (Web Design and Social Media) from Big Creative Training (04/2020–05/2020)
  • Also included Level 2 Certificate in Employability
  • BTEC L3 National 90-Credit Diploma in Art and Design from Southwark College (09/2017–07/2018)
  • Merit
  • UAL L2 Diploma in Digital Media (Animation, Graphic Design, Filmmaking and Web Design) from Southwark College (09/2016–07/2017)
  • Distinction
  • UAL L1 Diploma in Art and Design from Lewisham College (09/2015–07/2016)
  • Merit
  • GCSE English and Maths from Lewisham College (09/2015–07/2016)
  • Both Cs


  • Writing/Journalism
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Content Production
  • Social Media Management
  • Filmmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Web Design
  • Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Sound Design



  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • G Suite
  • Ableton Live
  • Buffer


  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe InDesign
  • HootSuite
  • WordPress
  • Webflow
  • Figma
  • Audacity


  • Brackets
  • Logic Pro

Currently Learning

  • Cinema 4D
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects

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