In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme.
CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local partners, generous venues, and longterm global partners. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is creative. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. And if you need a little help convincing your boss to let you attend, we’ve got you covered. Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!
The CreativeMornings Manifesto♥
Everyone is creative.
A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and encourage you to make the things you love.
We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a damn. We believe in face-to-face connections, in learning from others, in hugs and high-fives.
We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities around the world.
Everyone is welcome.
After 9.5 years of building face-to-face communities at monthly events filled with big-hearted humans who support one another, and are collectively raising the bar on what it means to be creative, CreativeMornings launched the CreativeGuild in 2018.
The CreativeGuild is a membership-based online network for creative companies and individuals. The intention of the platform is to translate the CreativeMornings IRL community values to a space online and create a more human experience.
Key features include:
• Company pages that showcase your work and your personality
• Unlimited job postings on a global job board
• An inspiration feed you can filter and curate yourself (with chronological order!) (coming soon)
|Tina Roth Eisenberg, Founder & CEO
Tina (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings in September of 2008 in NYC, wanting to create an accessible, inspiring morning event for people to meet. Some have called it “TED for the rest of us”. In addition to CreativeMornings, Tina is the founder of the designer temporary tattoo brand Tattly and FRIENDS.
|Kyle Baptista, Chief Operating Officer
Kyle is a community designer with a decade of experience in the fields of international development, environmental advocacy, civic engagement and creative exploration. As a host and facilitator of over 700 events that have welcomed 75,000 people, Kyle is fascinated by the connections people make with each other and the community that forms around each of those connections.
|Katherine McDonald, Partnerships Manager
Katherine joined the CreativeMornings team in February 2018. She’s a former attorney, proud New Zealander, and a big fan of her new city - Brooklyn, NY. She loves scenic walks, chatting with interesting people and getting lost in a good story.
|Emerline Ji, Global Creative Strategist
Emerline joined the CreativeMornings team in September 2016. She’s a Michigan born, California raised, and now Brooklyn based digital producer, strategist, and writer. Outside of CreativeMornings, she writes, ‘gramz, and travels.
|Paul Jun, Head of Content
Paul joined the CreativeMornings team in September 2016. He’s the writer/editor of Motivated Mastery, a contributor to @99u, and the former Community Manager for Seth Godin’s altMBA. He loves fitness, snowboarding, basketball, and devouring books.
|Lisa Cifuentes, Head of Community
Lisa joined the CreativeMornings team in December 2014. She has a background in filmmaking and communications but her current obsessions lie in audio storytelling and all things Brooklyn. Her favorite thing about CreativeMornings is attending events in different cities.
|Julie Schneider, Community Coordinator
Raised in Nashville, Julie has lived in Brooklyn since 2006. She spent 11 formative years building, supporting, and telling the story of Etsy’s creative community. She’s a writer, editor, teacher, and maker. You can often find her with her nose in a book or a pair of knitting needles in her hands.
|Monica Rief, Community Support
Monica joined the CreativeMornings team in September 2016. She has a background in Sculpture and Performance & Installation Art. On top of assisting with community support, she works as an Illustrator & Graphic Designer, as well as Spanish and Portuguese Interpreter. Her passions include running, yoga, meditation, reading, collaborating, and making music.