Our second December speaker is Joanna Riquett, founder and Editor in Chief of Hayo, an award-winning travel magazine for visionaries, makers and wanderers.

Hayo explores travel, arts, culture and curiosities, offering inspiration and new perspectives shared by creatives from all over the world. Joanna also hosts Creative Immersion journey; trips to key cities to explore their art and design culture via full immersion into their creative aspects.

How do you define creativity and apply it in your life and career?

Creativity is what takes me from 0 to a 100 to bring ideas into reality; it’s the adrenaline I feel when I’m working on a new project and all the possibilities are open; it’s the way I look at challenges and find solutions for them. It’s in everything that I do.

Where do you find your best creative inspiration or energy?

When I travel and meet people passionate about what they do, it motivates me to bring the same level of energy and focus into my work.

What’s one piece of creative advice or a tip you wish you’d known as a young person?

Don’t chase every shiny object along the way, it’ll just distract you from your final destination (still trying to remember this advice).

Who (living or dead) would you most enjoy hearing speak at CreativeMornings?

Artist Alberto Giacometti. Since seeing his sculptures in Vienna last year, the perfection on how he captured the soul of his subjects is something I’m deeply shaken by.

How would you describe what you do in a single sentence to a stranger?

I design experiences, online or offline, for people to connect, share and hopefully create things together.

What music are you listening to these days?

A whole lot of Latin house, psychedelic cumbia, electro tropical and modern electronic latin beats.