Following the success of videos on TikTok, Jamie set up Wang Studio. The studio provides
commissioned rug designs and classes to the public on how to get into this exciting up-and-coming hobby.
The hoodie is my canvas
Throughout history, we’ve seen paintings on cave walls, chapel ceilings, and large, framed
canvases that line the walls of the Louvre. Today, we have hoodies.
Hoodies can take on a huge variety of designs, but one artist from Worcester is breathing a
different kind of life into this essential garment. 21-year-old Cam Pickstock shares his talents on TikTok to over 570,000 followers, demonstrating his artistic skill by
using clothing as his canvas. Shoes, hoodies, and jackets; no item of clothing is left untouched. Cam’s following has enabled him to work with brands and music artists around the world.
He says: “I am mainly reaching towards the music industry and the fashion in this industry, I hope to work with music artists and get to see them wear my art around.”
TikTok has surely contributed towards this aspirational goal, but Cam insists that the mission is to spread positivity. Cam continues: “I want the public to have something special to wear that makes them feel good. My custom shoes and clothing will make people’s look stand out to others to help express themselves more through what they like on their clothing.”
From TikTok to Eurovision
The music industry works in mysterious ways, and the power of TikTok can lift any name
from obscurity to centre stage. This is certainly true for Sam Ryder, whose career as a
musician has exploded since he starts posting small covers of songs on the social media
Quickly gaining attention from the likes of Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys, Sam was named as
the platform’s most-viewed UK artist in 2020.
Now, with over 12 million fans, Sam is set for the next big challenge and step on his ladder
to the top of the music industry. In March 2022, it was announced that
Sam would represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Italy.
While Sam already had his foot in the door, it’s clear that TikTok has helped blow that
entrance wide open for him to showcase his talent and make a career from what he loves.
There’s no shortage of talent on TikTok, and with growing audiences, showing off your skills
could be a great route to achieving your dream of doing what you love full time. It may even take something as simple as a 10-second video to get you there.