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David Ryan

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April 28, 8:00am • CRAFT • part of a series on Beyond

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Was it good for you?

In order for us to rock 2016, we need to know what you liked and didn’t like in 2015. Will you give us a few minutes of your time and fill out our year-end survey?

We recognize that it’s a busy time of the year. We hope that if you need a minute or two away from your crazy relatives and the alcohol-and-sugar-fueled holiday madness, you’ll let us know what you think.

Click Here to Take the Survey

All of us at CreativeMornings/Austin wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and happy new year. Thanks y’all for making our #CMATX family the best li’l community in Texas!

Say hello to our December #CMugshot, Anna Berman!  Anna coordinates operations and bookkeeping for a small start-up company. Working from home frees her of a daily commute, yet requires impeccable time management.  When breakfast consists of tacos, Anna goes for the bacon, egg and cheese classic, with the occasional avocado embellishment.  On a free afternoon in town, you might find her communing with the locals at Once Over Coffee or Halcyon.


What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

PEOPLE! I long to hear about life from anyone. I can enjoy a cup of coffee with a stranger just as much as people I know and love. I have also been inspired by community. My neighbors have become some of my best friends and it is amazing how this city attracts so many different people with open minds and open hearts. 

In the spirit of December’s theme, what activity makes you feel time has slowed down?  What activity makes you feel like the time flew by?  What do you think the difference is?

I am an in the moment type of person. For me time is directly related to my emotions. Time slows down when I am comfortable and relaxed and seems to speed up when I am curious, inspired or simply over caffeinated. I believe the difference is my state of mind. 

Connect with Anna!

CreativeMornings Profile | Instagram

(Photo of Anna by Manny Pandya)

Think you have what it takes to stump Austin’s most well-known and talented developers and UX professionals? Your challenge: bring your toughest challenges and questions to the most influential thought leaders in Austin. 

Vitamin T invites you to the second installment of STUMP: UX Design & Development Community Challenge on Tuesday, December 8th at the W20 Group. The panel of experts will include data-influenced, UX-infused Product Leader Alex Jones; and brilliant Interaction Designer Matthew Eng, among others. 

Join your fellow Austin creatives to learn, engage, and have one hell of a good time!

RSVP here

If you like to hang at Thunderbird Coffee, you just may have sat next to our November #CMugshot, Patrick Benfield, as he breezed through a few chapters on a free afternoon.  Winning the most awesome job title award ( ! ), Patrick is the director of maker education for St. Gabriel’s Catholic School.  After blissing out on the bacon and avocado in his favorite breakfast taco, he heads to their new makerspace, the d.lab, to assist the future makers of Austin.


What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

Lately, I’ve been inspired by the enthusiasm of the young makers of my school; they’re so much fun to work with.

What one activity do you do in your free time that is essential for your peace of mind at work?

I play the Hammond B3 organ during my “off” time.  For me, music is an essential part of finding balance.

Connect with Patrick!

Twitter | CreativeMornings Profile

(Photo of Patrick by Callie Richmond)

Volunteer! Help us welcome the world.

In Fall 2016, hundreds of CreativeMornings organizers from around the world will descend on Austin for the 2nd-ever CreativeMornings Summit!

We’ll welcome visitors from Atlanta and Auckland, Paris and Perth, Helsinki and Hong Kong, Montreal and Montevideo, Berlin and Boston… potentially 175+ different cities! This two-day Summit will be packed with great speakers, workshops, and opportunities to connect with the global CreativeMornings community.

It’s going to be a ton of fun! We’ll share all that we love about Austin and our creative culture and community. We’ll dance and play, laugh and cry, think and learn, and probably give about a thousand high fives. For a taste of what that looks/feels like, click here to see a recap from the 2014 Summit in Brooklyn, NY.

You can help us by becoming a Summit Volunteer, and be a part of what would be otherwise an organizer-only experience. To attend an information session, .