About CreativeMornings


Recorded at the first CreativeMornings Organizer Summit in 2014. Made by Bas Berkhout.

Our Story

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!

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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.

CreativeGuild

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)

CreativeMornings Headquarters


Tina Roth Eisenberg – Founder & CEO

Tina (a.k.a. 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 coworking community Friends Work Here.

@swissmiss
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.

@kylebaptista
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.

@kathngaire
Emerline Ji, Global Creative Strategist

Emerline joined the CreativeMornings team in September 2016. She’s a west coast human from California with a background in journalism and communications who now lives in Brooklyn. Outside of CreativeMornings, she writes, occasionally blogs, and loves to take dance classes.

@emerlineji
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.

@pauljun_
Mark Johnson – Product Design Lead

Mark joined the CreativeMornings team in June 2018. Born and raised in Las Vegas, he’s been working with shapes and colors for the last decade. He’s an avid plant owner and waterer, GIF collector and assembler, and occasionally writes stuff.

@markjohnsoncc
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.

@lisamcifuentes
Julie Schneider – Community Manager

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 writing and making GIFs.

@juliesmithschneider
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 an interpreter. Her passions include running, yoga, meditation, reading, collaborating, and making music.

@monicariefstudio