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This month’s CreativeMornings theme is food and our speaker this month is Sonya Coté on Friday, June 28, 2013. Check here for details on tickets.



Sonya Coté is a chef, restaurateur and co-founder of Austin’s Homegrown RevivalMarie Clairemagazine named her a “Woman on Top,” and she’s been referred to as one of the “Top 10 Badass Women in America.”Her devotion to local farmers and the farm-to-table movement has come to fruition with her signature restaurant Eden East at Springdale Farm on the east side of Austin. Offering an eight-course tasting menu, this reservations-only weekend dinner and brunch seating puts guests at the center of the farm where the food is sourced, using ingredients that were “harvested just hours before hitting the plate.”

Sonya is also executive chef at Hillside Farmacy and was founding chef for East Side Show Room. In her early career, she used her love of illustration to get her start at Whole Foods Market, ultimately leading to a career as a chef.


This month’s event will be held at Sonya’s new space, Eden East. This beautiful outdoor location is located on Springdale Farm. Be prepared to park on nearby streets and be outside for the duration of the event. A rain location will be communicated, if necessary, by email the day before the event.


Breakfast will be created by Eden East’s sous chef, John Smith, who has worked for the last six years to create locally sourced dining experiences here in Austin. This locally sourced breakfast with locally roasted, fair-trade coffee will be first come, first served. Please plan on arriving early to enjoy this one-of-a-kind breakfast.


Real HQ 

Real HQ sponsors CreativeMornings because they believe that everybody should spend time making useful and beautiful things. They also believe in coffee and not working on Friday mornings.


CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute talk, followed by a 20-minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 7:45am with the topic presentation starting at 8:30am and everyone taking off for work at 9:30am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!

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Gerren Lamson at CreativeMornings/Austin from CreativeMornings/Austin on Vimeo.

On May 17, 2013 CreativeMornings/Austin welcomed Gerren Lamson, a multi-discipline designer, illustrator and typographer, for its ongoing series of breakfast talks for creative types.

Host: Frank Restaurant
Sponsors: Real HQ and Chaotic Moon

Filmed and edited by The Delivery Men
Music used with permission from The Music Bed

See photos of the event here:
Find more about CreativeMornings/Austin online or sign up for email updates.

Austin Kleon at CreativeMornings/Austin from CreativeMornings/Austin on Vimeo.

On April 5, 2013 CreativeMornings/Austin welcomed Austin Kleon, a writer who draws, for its ongoing series of breakfast talks for creative types.

Host Frank Restaurant
Sponsors: Volusion and Real HQ
Filmed and edited: The Delivery Men
Music used with permission from The Music Bed

See photos of the event here:
Find more about CreativeMornings/Austin online or sign up for email updates.


May’s Global Theme is “Backwards”

During March we celebrated “Reuse” at CreativeMornings events around the world. Now for May, we’re excited to announce our next theme: “Backwards.” Our past Chicago host Mig Reyes selected the theme and the talented Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious provided a photo for our monthly illustration.

A few speakers from our 50 participating cities include Pam Goldsmith-Jones (Vancouver), Mira Kaddoura (Portland), and Seth Godin (New York).

To find a May event near you, keep your eye on, or follow your local chapter on Twitter. As always, free tickets are available starting the Monday before the talk.

We’ll see you in the morning!

Join CreativeMornings/Austin on May 17th for our “Backwards” speaker, Gerren Lamson—local designer, illustrator, typographer and Chief Creative Officer of Creative Market.

Tickets go live here on Monday, May 13th at 11AM sharp.

See you there!


After tragedies like the April 15th Boston Marathon bombings, people look for ways to connect, ways to express their sympathy… ways to help. CreativeMornings/Austin teamed up with GSD&M's Marc Ferrino to create a design that would help Austinites show their unity with the people of Boston.

Please feel free to share this #baustin design wherever you’d like. Visit for ongoing updates.

You can also buy locally through one of these Austin retailers (while supplies last): The University CO-OP at 2246 Guadalupe, Mellow Johnnys at 400 Nueces and Rogue Running at 500 San Marcos and Parts & Labour at 1117 South Congress.

All proceeds will go to The One Fund: a charity in service of the Boston bombing victims.

The inspiration, catalyst and designer behind #baustin
The inspiration, catalyst and designer of #baustin: Jared Cavagnuolo, Ben Thoma and Marc Ferrino.