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Looking forward to Ole Tillmann’s ‘Play’ talk

Today we’ve fine-tuned the (interactive) presentation of our next speaker, Ole Tillmann. He is the founder and director of PEAK, a Berlin-based agency specializing in presentation design and speaker training. As an expert on storytelling and design thinking, he will show us how this month’s theme Play could be the right strategy for successful visual communication.

Some photos from September’s Connect-themed event with Monika Frech and Lisa Zoth (from Dark Horse Innovation) at Orangelab

Shutterstock Partners with CreativeMornings

Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, today announced a partnership with CreativeMornings that will help the popular learning series expand into new cities with inspirational events for design creatives around the world.

Shutterstock will serve as the Official Partner for Visual Inspiration for CreativeMornings, which was founded by design entrepreneur Tina Roth Eisenberg and hosts free monthly events for artists in 57 cities and counting. “Having Shutterstock as one of our first global partners will enable us to launch new cities, equip hosts with exciting tools, and better serve this international community of passionate, creative people,” remarked Eisenberg. “CreativeMornings wouldn’t be what it is today without likeminded partners in the creative field. Shutterstock not only provides vast visual resources, they support designers and artists in their creative pursuits.”

“We’re thrilled to help expand CreativeMornings and support creatives from a variety of disciplines who come to be inspired, learn and connect with others in their local creative community,” said Hani Hong, Shutterstock’s Director of Marketing.

Shutterstock is supporting the CreativeMornings community with access to its extensive library of over 28 million images as well as sponsorship of CreativeMornings’ monthly global themes, which recently included Happiness and Urbanism. The partnership adds to a list of Shutterstock brand collaborations that includes AIGA, the professional association for design in America.

(Images courtesy of Shutterstock.)

Join Our Community in 3 Steps

  1. 1. Navigate to your home chapter (Berlin) and bookmark its URL for future visits
  2. 2. Select your favorite navigation language (will not change speaker bios and video descriptions – all English for CreativeMornings Berlin)
  3. 3. Create your personal account to enjoy the social features of creativemornings.com, like sharing quotes, video bookmarks, likes, and much more.

New Website For Global Creative Community

Homepage of new CreativeMornings website

With nearly sixty chapters and a list of international speaker talent, including Milton Glaser, Seth Godin, Paddy Harrington, Thomas Schildhauer, Jessica Hische, Erik Spiekermann, and Sir John Hegarty, CreativeMornings is set to launch a brand new CreativeMornings.com, the online home for the popular morning event series.

CreativeMornings (CM) is a free, breakfast lecture series for creative people, held monthly on Friday mornings in 57 cities. The new site was made possible by the generous CreativeMornings community that contributed to CM’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter one year ago.

“We’re excited and humbled to be launching our new site to the public today (6 September 2013). It clearly shows that CreativeMornings has turned into something so much bigger; a connected community of creative people from around the globe,” said founder Tina Roth Eisenberg.

The launch also marks the announcement of CM’s Official Partners: MailChimp, Shutterstock and Squarespace. These like-minded companies support the growth of CM and are a key reason why CreativeMornings can exist worldwide.

Built by Brooklyn-based Oak Studios and—in true CM spirit—translated by chapter organizers, the new website features:

  • A full, searchable, sortable archive of every CreativeMornings talk
  • Dedicated chapter sections to stay up to date with your local event
  • The ability to live tag quotes from a video, post comments, save talks to watch later and <3 favorite videos
  • A “People” section filled with attendee profiles from around the world
  • Translated versions of the site in 10 languages

The new site is only the beginning of a host of developments CreativeMornings has planned for 2013/14.

Quote of the week

“For some reasons Nokia decided that my typeface had too much character. I think that’s a real weird thing to say that ‘our brand has too much character’ … ‘we want to be bland’. I mean it’s called brand, not bland. Whatever: They have blandified their brand.” — Erik Spiekermann. Watch the complete video …

Some photos from August’s Urbanism-themed event with Jessica Jungbauer at Supermarkt

How to connect capitalism and communism

image“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” Friedrich Nietzsche (Image courtesy of Shutterstock)

We’re really looking forward to our next Creative Morning (Sep 13, 2013, 08:30) with Monika Frech and Lisa Zoth from Dark Horse. Dark Horse is an innovation consultancy: 30 co-founders from 25 different disciplines, who work together without any hierarchies whatsoever … not even financial ones. “We only have CEOs because we are obliged by law and everybody can and does make strategic decisions. We have an internal award for our best mistakes. Nobody is allowed to work more than three days a week, we all spend the rest of our time in our respective disciplines.”

Monika and Lisa brand themselves as “Generation Y knowledge workers”. “We started a company that combines capitalism and communism, the ideologies that once divided our city. We’ll show at Creative Morning how Dark Horse unites self-reliance with joint decision-making, great differences with total equality and constant change with stable structures. And we explain why our new way of working can be a model for a whole generation.”

Registration for their talk starts coming Monday at 10:00 am.

Two years ago: First Berlin CM, with Joachim Sauter

Exactly 2 years ago we started the Berlin chapter of CreativeMornings. Our first speaker was Joachim Sauter (right), artist and designer (Art+Com). Before he started his talk, we transmitted a welcome toast by CM founder Tina Roth Eisenberg (left). See more images from our premiere event here, and watch the video.
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