9 celebrities you didn't know were designers

If you're a student struggling with getting to those early-morning lectures and putting together a killer portfolio, and wondering if it's really worth the effort, bear in mind that you're in good company.

It turns out that before they become famous, some of the leading names in arts and entertainment started out in graphic design. We're not talking about famous designers like Stefan Sagmeister or Neville Brody; we mean actual famous people who've been in proper films or TV shows, or topped the pop charts.

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Karl Hodge is a technology journalist who teaches Digital Journalism at Leeds Met and writes books.