Next London speaker
#CMgame brought us Lorie Trainor Buckingham.
Lorie is a London-born artist and Fine Art graduate from Central Saint Martins. As an artist Lorie works to create glitches in the everyday – to reframe the way people see it. Her work has been commissioned by the Tate and The ICA. Lorie is the CEO of A Taste Of Space - an artists studio that specialises in cross-platform storytelling. They collaborate with agencies and brands to reframe the world, creating immersive experiences that have a lasting impact on people. A Taste Of Space has created campaigns for clients such as Unilever, Cornetto and Lipton Ice Tea, which have gone on to win a Cannes Lion and a Design & Art Directing Pencil.
Making London Conference is happening at Conway Hall (May 2nd Wednesday). This is a conference for creators all about the makers and doers of London. Speakers include: Instagram, Lego, Google, Dazed, Google, Vice Adidas.
Tickets £10 for students, £25 for freelancers, £75 for big companies
All proceeds going to We Are Stripes charity
Sarah is working on a card & gift company. She’s looking to chat about people’s relationship with alcohol and how to readdress the alcohol problems. If anyone wants to share their stories, contact Sara to celebrate being sober, tell your story or just chat:
Do you have any additional income that you do on the side? Side projects/AirBnb? If you want to streamline that, chat with Kevin and you’ll improve your life.
M/ 07968060791 (prefer WhatsApp)
4/ Jia Xuan Hon
This is a hackathon meets dancing: a Dansathon!
Invitation to play with dancers and technologists. Dansathon involves: dancers, communicators, and technologist looking at the future of dance.
Looking for 30 people across all disciplines:
28, 29, 30 september in Lyon, Liege & London!
Research phase of an exhibition about art that was produced in the process of grief. Looking for makers who have created art during a period of grief; find Sam.
Keep your eyes out for a talk series called Visual Content Network on May 1st on Meetup.com. Uslan also knows of a service for up and coming artists: getting current artists to be in galleries and spaces instead of dead ones. It’s called Creative Debuts: look it up!
#CMcourage brought us Ella Saltmarshe.
Ella Saltmarshe’s work sits at the intersection of culture & systems change. She co-founded The Comms Lab, a systems change lab focused on the advertising industry. The Point People, which works on systems change across sectors; and a range of creative campaigning initiatives, including SHEvotes and Time To Vote. She writes drama for stage and screen, and is represented by The Agency. Her work on creativity and innovation has been published in The Guardian, Fast Company, The Financial Times, Creative Review, and i-D Magazine.
Kenny is a designer who’s developing creative behaviour thinking games.
Get in touch if you would like to test and have a try!
Peter has created the ‘Deck of Nudges’, a set of cards that nudge you out of your usual routine.
Get in contact if you want some sample cards.
He also runs ‘Serendipity Week’ which will run during the last week of September this year.
Get in touch if you would like to get involved!
Ariana runs Sweat and Sound, an immersive fitness and music experience. She’s looking for an industrial feel space in Shoreditch.
A composer, arranger, singer song writer and maker of jingles - get in touch if you want anything created.
Also runs a podcast that shares and analyses people’s music - hit Laurence up if you or your friends have music to be analysed/shared on the podcast.
5/ Martina Gleeson
Illustrator, painter, and general creative interested in creative and comedy, looking for work!
6/ Sarah Barnes
City designer and urbanist. Sarah is part of a meetup group called the ‘Impact Founders’ and they’re looking for social entrepreneurs and people who are working on solving the world’s problems to share insights and experience. Their first Event will be april 11th at Wayra, Piccadilly Circus
7/ Lorenzo Conti
Freelance graphic designer - get in touch for more info!
Advice - staying in the fear and pain. running away in procrastination.
look at what it is and face it to deflate it .
stay with the fear that you have, [don’t run from it?] - ??
Ten Group is hiring:
Email Automation Executive
Is developing a platform that will do all your business admin automatically. Would like to organise a focus group to understand problems from freelancers, creatives, etc. Also looking for someone who can help with UX.
A creative director and graphic designer who’s working with a startup that tells the stories that drive change. Is looking for story tellers and film producers
if you’re interested, get in touch.
Need help in digital marketing and photography? Shane is your man.
Looking to work with some creative / fashion projects - find him at:
Owned co-working/event space Lunar HQ that’s now sadly closing. If anyone wants to talk about starting a similar project, Lewis is happy to share the knowledge that he’s learnt over the last year.
Running an improv show on 17th April themed around magic.
Check it out!
Digital designer looking for a new job
Born and raised in China, Hannah runs a project called ‘Culturally Confused’. It’s a story telling platform for those who come from nowhere or everywhere.
Looking for story tellers, artists and people to help build and spread the platform.
James is starting a new venture called ‘Cerebral Gym’ - made up of talks, classes, debates, meditation, games, brunch, dinner & evening show. There will be a pop up in Covent Garden from May. Want to get involved or have content to share? Get in touch:
Launched a startup that tells courageous stories. Also has a podcast about the music industry to showcase sound from different perspectives.
Is looking for someone to help with marketing and branding.
18/ Anne-aurelie pillet
Costume designer and stylist who has worked with advertising, TV dramas, films and advertising. Would love to meet some new people.
Hanna works at Futerra, a creative agency on a mission to change the world for the better. They are launching a campaign called #OptimisticApril.
Get involved by sharing anything that makes you optimistic about the future.
Founder of ‘Cool as a Cucumber’, a project on a mission to reshape the concept of being cool. It’s all about understanding and embracing yourself and doing the things you want to do! Check it out:
21/ Pilar Garcia
Is all about food and people and currently developing an app for independent restaurants to make cost control easy. She’s looking for someone that can help with growth strategy, sales, and/or a partner.
Vivian’s started Ideas Jam, a creative meetup to connect, collaborate and create ideas to make London city more awesome! Think TED talk crossed with a public brainstorm. She’s got a rooftop space in Camden for the next free Jam - follow them on Facebook/Instagram to get details on dates!
February Community Minutes
#CMCuriosity with Sam Furness of Channel Twelve, and musicians Isa Wolf and Imran. Aaaaand, we’ll be sending out a survey to get your feedback on Creative Mornings London so keep your eyes peeled and tell us what you think/what you wanna see more of!
Remember all asks/offers from our 8000+ London community go on the incredible Creative Mornings app, made with Impossible: available on iPhone & Android!
1/ AnnaAnna’s a junior UX designer looking for her first job, she has training in service design and a degree in economics - get in touch!
2/ NinaNina’s starting a new adventure called Project 52 - she is doing something new every week for 52 weeks - hook her up with new skills and projects for her to get involved with.
3/ ArianaAriana runs Sweat and Sound, an immersive fitness and music experience. The project is growing and they are looking for people in New York and LA who can join them on their journey.
4/ AmyAmy runs a VR diversity initiative, which aims to make the industry more inclusive by making VR and AR more accessible. They are running free workshops that introduce the technology to underrepresented groups. She’s looking for organisations who want to help support the project and grow the programme (funding, spaces, developers) and also looking for workshop leaders.
5/ UslanUslan told us about his friend’s new company: Luminosa. It’s a sustainable design company who also do supper clubs and pop ups!
6/ MattMatt is a professional cat sitter! If you’re going on holiday and you have a cat, hit him up!
7/ TrevorTrevor’s from Lucky23, animation and motion graphics company. He wants to connect to anyone who has good ideas!
8/ SimonSimon just moved to London and is looking for a more creative role after working 5 years for Ernst and Young as a consultant. He is interested in jobs in media, film, sports, retail, events or a creative agency.
9/ MildredMildred’s looking for a job in marketing, social media, advertising, or other media industries. She’s a media communications graduate and she’s looking for a company to sponsor her.
10/ VivianVivian’s got 10 years experience in project and product management and she’s looking for a job in London - hit her up!
11/ AquentAquent, one of our wonderful sponsors, have their Talent awards coming up on 16th March at Jerusalem bar - get in touch for details!
12/ EliseElise’s next life drawing class at Lunar HQ is on Thursday 8th March - open to all skill levels! Get your tickets through the Eventbrite link below. Also, she works at The Audience Agency, and they’re hiring a Learning and Participation Consultant…tell a friend to tell a friend!
13/ FrancisFrancis is our supertalented photographer and he’s doing a thing where once a month you can nominate a friend to get a free photo session with him! Thing is, you can’t tell your friend that you nominated them…
14/ JoshJosh is a designer at One Rise East - the company works with international brands, but they want to get more involved in community led projects and do some good! They have teams in graphic design, environment design and a production team - get in touch!
15/ MarcelaThere’s a position open for marketing, it’s mid-level, in a South London co-working space. Also, startup TMRW is hiring a mid-level marketing person! Get in touch for details.
16/ CarlRotaready is hiring a mid-to-senior UI/UX Designer! Get in touch for more info.
17/ SofiaSofia works for Know Your Company - they help leaders and companies find their culture and values through feedback from employees. Get in touch if you’re interested in their products.
18/ StefanoStef would like to meet other UX and visual designers that either work in startups and exchange thoughts and technics, or freelancers that are looking for a project (he’s got some ideas!).
If you did a shoutout on the day but don’t see it here, it’s because we don’t have your details! There are a few really interesting anonymous projects floating about - let us know if that’s you and we can get you public!
17/ MihoMiho: Co-founder of Rye Here Rye Now, a monthly meet up for creatives in London. Join them for an evening of drinks and discussion in the heart of the creative community in Peckham. Grab a pint, discuss design, exchange ideas or current briefs, and meet people to collaborate with. There will even be a chance for you to take the floor and share your project with the entire group. March 14th 7pm
(Photos by Francis Augusto francisaugusto.co.uk)
January Community Minutes
#CMAnxiety at LABS Holborn with Erik Rodin of August, and Our Friend The Poet, Chris Unwin.Remember all asks/offers from our 8000+ London community go on the incredible Creative Mornings app, made with Impossible: available on iPhone & Android!
Vivian’s started Ideas Jam: think TED talk crossed with public brainstorm. She’s got a rooftop space in Camden for the next free Jam - follow them on Facebook/Instagram to get details on dates!
Flick’s running a supercool human-centred design for business innovation workshop, thinking about building products and services based on what people will love. AND she’s giving the CM Community extra special discounted tickets (on top of the early bird price)! It’s on Friday 2 March, let her know you’re interested so that she can send you the promo code.
Elise has been running amazing-beautiful life drawing classes at Lunar HQ, join her on 8 February and 8 March, regardless of whether you’ve ever picked up a pencil or not. All abilities, just come and try something new. Get in touch :)
Natalie runs an incredible new sportswear company MYSPORTLONDON. She’s also been asked to produce a carefully curated line up for active wear at London Fashion Week. She’s looking for ten companies who design unique lifestyle/active wear. If you know anyone in that industry, who’s doing really cool things, let her know!
Vicke runs a supper club series called Fareground LDN, their next one is in March at a really nice new venue, and they’re looking for a DJ! It’s still very small so they can’t afford to pay just yet, but delicious food will be available and aplenty. So if you can offer your services in exchange for middle eastern food, get in touch.
Abby is looking for turbo-charged social media/content people for very rewarding work. Anyone who's done social media/content/video/ux design, get in touch!
Uslan needs a new freelance iOS developer to chat to for a prototype app! He’s also looking for a gallery space, a big one, 10-15,000 sq ft for the summer. Let him know if you’ve got somewhere in mind! Also, the Visual Content Network will be meeting up soon, come along if you’re into creating re show your work, l and get some advice - if you’d like to speak at the event, Uslan can put you in touch with the organiser.
Jennifer’s a designer and she’s starting a couple of very exciting projects this year! She’s looking to do an exhibition for some of her illustrations and also a pop up shop where she takes photos of people, doodles on those photos with kind or empowering words and gives it back to that person. She also wants to doodle on peoples faces, with neon paint - so if you’re a make up artist and you know about neon faces - make some magic together. She’s looking for collaborators.
Rose is Community Manager over at Sanctus, who want to change perspectives on mental health in the workplace and wider world. They’re hosting a free open space for tea and coffee to talk about mental health - without judgement - at their offices in Shoreditch on 31 January. Roll thru ❤️
Francis is our AWESOME photographer. Like seriously, he’s really talented. And he’s started a thing. Once every month you can recommend a friend to get a free portrait session with him, and they can use those photos wherever they like. Just message him on Instagram and why you’re nominating your person - it can be whatever reason except “they’re just really good looking”. Direct message him on Instagram!
Chris is our friend the poet, who read his poetry for us on Friday morning. He’s doing a thing called Free Show February, where he’ll perform for free in February - as long as you can get him there! Get in touch on Instagram.
(Photos by Francis Augusto francisaugusto.co.uk)
December Community Minutes
December Creative Mornings at LABS with Abby Rose of Vidacycle, Vidacycle Tech, Farmerama & #OurField, and singer-songwriter-guitarist Yoshika Colwell.
Remember our Creative Mornings app, made with Impossible, for all the asks/offers from our London community of 8,000+ members - available on iPhone & Android!
Vivian’s initiative Ideas Jam is a new way to collaborate - a cross between a talk and a community brainstorm. She’s looking for a space for the next meet up in early 2018. Vivian’s also a great project manager and looking for a job - get in touch!
Our loveliest Rose is about to start a new role at Sanctus, who are working with companies and individuals to change the perceptions around mental health. She’s looking for anyone interested in talking about mental health in their personal life and at work. Also, Special Guest is an opportunity for you to share your passion project, poems, story anything you like with a room full of interesting strangers for 60 seconds on stage. Check details on Eventbrite below!
Martina’s from Sweat and Sound, they organise secret, immersive fitness events with live music. They’re looking to join an accelerator programme that aligns with their vision. They’ve also just released tickets for a large yoga and meditation event with a live orchestra. Subscribe on their website for more details.
Sam is creating a data literacy playground. And she needs help making this education resource look like a playground/theme park/wonderland. Check her repo on Github, and get in touch if you can help! She’s also written, illustrated and self-published the book, “Sophie and the Wishing Tree” - get it on Amazon!
Gabriel’s from Climate Edge, they collect data and offer smallholder farmers important information to increase their yield and quality. They’re looking for different crops to test out new tools - is anyone interested in working together? E/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew’s from Toronto and new in London; he’s an architectural and interaction designer, focusing on environment and spatial design. He’s looking for anyone who’s interested in something similar, people to bounce ideas with and create prototypes and experiments. Also, he’s looking for a job.
Jane’s a chef and a meditation practitioner, who runs supper clubs and mindful eating workshops. Get an idea of her amazing work at The Ginger Pot. She’s looking for people interested in running a workshop together, and a food supplier.
Abby, our incredibly inspirational speaker this month, had a shoutout for #OurField - a co-op grains movement that she is part of. They are about to run their second project and have openings for two paid roles. Check their website for more details. She’s also looking for people to help with the website design for her award-winning monthly podcast Farmerama.
Francis is our super talented photographer. He works on lots of freelance projects and wants to meet you if you’re doing something cool that needs capturing - events, portraits, projects, photo strategy. Let him know.
Max has started a research project about sustainability, redesigning the public space and changing perspectives on urban space through print and space design. It would be a visual communication, collaborative projects that consist in designing heterotopia for sustainable futures. He’s looking for collaborators, sponsors, people to work with or any input!
(Photos by Francis Augusto francisaugusto.co.uk)
November Community Minutes
November Creative Mornings with Iona Inglesby, Founder of Dot One, celebrating our .1% uniqueness!
Alexandra’s part of a cool biotech startup, Lumminary, dedicated to the advancement of Sequencing and Synthesising human DNA, offering personalised care for your health and lifestyle.
Vivian’s started Ideas Jam: a new way to collaborate, it’s “part talk series, part meetup and community brainstorm”. Find them on Facebook and stay updated on their next jams. She’s also looking for a product manager job. Get in touch!
Sarah-Grace works for CNN and she’s looking for an amazing Design Intern to start in January. Send her an email if you need more details!
Sree’s looking for designers who are interested in music. Check out her website and get in touch for more details!
Dawid’s from Curvestone, who build software and systems that automate labour intensive manual tasks. They’re looking for a UX/UI Designer to help with a project.
Vicke’s one half of Fareground, a London supper club who ran their first series of dinners at The Pigeon Hole cafe in Camberwell. Like them on Facebook, and don’t miss their next edition.
Ariana’s on the lookout for secret venues and new/cool spaces for Sweat and Sound, who organise “secret, immersive fitness events for music lovers, creative spirits and curious cats”. Get in touch if you know a place no one knows about…
Campbell’s looking to setup affordable community housing, and is looking for people who can contribute research and case studied. Get behind this!
Henrique’s a freelance creative director, who’s just a released the short documentary “Shanahi The Poet” on YouTube - click the link below to watch. He’s available to hire for photography and videography. Get connected.
Alice is looking for anyone interested in her DJing skills. She’s worked with the cool folks over at We Work, Second Home and Impossible Labs. Check out her mix on Soundcloud and get in touch!
October Community Minutes
Everyone was concentrating so hard on Melissa Hemsley’s tips for sleep, self-care, being brave and keeping your tummy happy, that we didn’t have time for Community Minutes.
September Community Minutes
September Creative Mornings with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and WikiTribune!
Hannah’s just helped launch a new discussion series called Unthink Tank with Yolt, a money platform built to give everyone the power to be smart with their money. Their next free event on 20 October is with David Birch on blockchain, bitcoin and the future of currency. Check out the Eventbrite page for more details.
Uslan’s art is being exhibited as part of a group show in Shoreditch’s Black + White Building on Rivington Street, alongside work by other emerging Creative Debuts artists for their October First Thursday. Show up and show some love!
Carl’s the founder of Wurqs, a platform to build your network and unlock opportunities. He’s started a new digital content series called Diversify Me, to understand the network of privilege and work to extend that to people who don’t normally have the same access to resources. So if you have needs or you have access, get in touch with him and make some magic.
If you know an accountant, and also someone who can give legal advice for copyright laws in theatre - please get in touch!
Mattieu’s a software engineer but 6 months ago he taught himself type design, in an effort to better understand how to lay out information. Now he’s released a new typeface for the world to use! Marvin Visions is free for personal use and from £10 for a pro licence. Go try it out!
Andrea’s the UX Manager of the University of Arts, London, and he came to tell us that Not Just A Shop has now opened in their High Holborn site. It’s a pioneering retail space selling design products and artwork by UAL students and alumni, while also offering space for students to get support with starting and developing their businesses.
Coffee and Henna is Zainab’s incredible small project, that’s having a big impact. It’s all about grabbing coffee, getting henna done and sharing stories. Check out her beautiful work on Instagram, follow, spread the word and get in touch if you’d like to be involved!
Vicky, our CM London host, did a call out for anyone who wants to host us for a Creative Mornings social - in the evening! Let us know if you have a venue and you’d like to party with us!
Elise is looking for a job in the arts - something in admin, project coordination, event-management would be ideal for now! She says she is multi-lingual and super-adaptable. We say she’s multi-talented and super creative. Get in touch!
August Community Minutes
Jody’s from The Backscratchers, who connect companies with recommended freelancers and teams. They’re looking for a Junior Fixer - check out the job description below if you’d like to join their wonderful team!
Jody’s also in an all girl Bruce Springsteen cover band call The She Street Band, follow them on Twitter to find out when their next gig is!
When she’s not designing, Silvia’s working on Chios Voices. Launched in February 2017, Chios Voices is a creative platform for children and teenagers from the refugee populations on Chios, Greece. They are encouraged to write stories and poems, and make music, art and videos, about their lives and experiences - giving them a platform as well as offering an important perspective of the unfolding refugee crisis through their eyes.
Silvia’s looking for artists/illustrators/animators to bring their stories to life! Get behind this great initiative.
Francis is a wonderful human, who also happens to be the newest member of the CM London family. He’s a photographer and has started a project that begins with a conversation over a coffee. If you’re an artist or creative, he’d love to meet you and have a chat about your their work, the world, what you like to do, what you like to eat and anything that falls in between. Get in touch!
Andrea’s the UX Manager of the University of Arts, London. There’s a big digital transformation happening, where they’re going to be revamping most of the University’s platforms - so they’re looking to hire! Specifically developers, UX designers and content editors, and most urgently, a UX Executive. Closing dates are soon so get applying.
Sam’s been working on an installation as part of Brixton Design Trail for London Design Festival (16-14 September). All of the events will be celebrating difference and promote acceptance, with this year’s theme being Love is Power. UNTRANSLATION will be an installation in Brixton Village & Market Row looking at the untranslatable words found in the many languages spoken by the local community. Follow the link below and check out the other free events.
Gabriel is the Design Lead for Climate Edge, a young startup that collects data and offers smallholder farmers in tropical agriculture important information to increase their yield and quality. They’re currently working with coffee farmers and are looking for tester and people to run trials with. If you work in (tropical) agriculture, they’d love to work with you to collect data and develop their product for farmers.
Lucie started a project called Creativity Saves Me - a platform to showcase work done by anyone who’s used creativity to help them through their mental health issues. She wants to share stories, interviews and videos, and build awareness of creativity as an important therapy or outlet. Get in touch or submit some work!
Vicky’s our awesome London host looking for new videographers to record our Creative Mornings for us!
Also, Vicky and Francis have been working on the Impossible People project with Lily Cole, get in touch if you know anyone who works within their community and is on an impossible mission!
Stef’s CM family and an improv-extraordinaire. He’s got an idea. It involves gaming, mental health and chatbots. If you know anything about any of those, get together and make some magic.
Abby’s working on the Food Tech Summit at the Techfestival in Copenhagen. A few spaces have opened up, and Abby is looking for practitioners to join in. So if you’re a food tech entrepreneur, chef, designer, food policy or climate change facilitator - and free on 6 September - get in touch! Tech festival in copenhagen
Cast your mind back to last month. Carl shared a poem he wrote about how we can build more professional relationships based on empathy and kindness. There’s now a video performance of the poem and Carl’s looking for someone who’s hard to please to give him some feedback. Let him know!
Anastasia’s got a passion for business strategy delicately balancing the periphery of creative madness. Get in touch if you wanna hire her as your creative strategist!
(Photos by Francis Augusto francisaugusto.co.uk)
July Community Minutes
Carl blew us all away with his poem on the importance of professional relationships built on empathy and kindness - feelings that motivated him to start Wurqs - a platform to connect with your contacts and developing these meaningful connections.
Lauren’s part of the digital agency 360i, they’ve worked with the likes of Ikea and Burger King, and they’re the winners of the best SEO campaign in Europe (no big deal!). They’re currently hiring - check out the careers page on their website below!
Lauren also runs Power Suit Social, social group that aims to keep creativity viable in these uncertain times. Look out for upcoming events and meet ups.
Nadine’s a graphic designer and is looking to get into UX design. The best way to learn is by doing, so Nadine’s looking for a junior UX design role. If anyone’s hiring or knows someone who’s hiring or wants to give advice - get in touch!
Vicke’s a graphic designer and recently got engaged (congrats guys!), which led her to start something new: Weddings By Vicke! She wants to get in touch with new couples, to help get them in touch with their dream suppliers for their dream wedding. Her USP? 0.5 years experience and either incredibly cheap or free! Check out her page and pass on her details.
Elise is an art teacher, a festival programmer, a researcher, a curator and is even part of a choir. A few of her contracts are ending in September, get in touch with her about any opportunities!
Krysten’s a UX & Service Designer, she’s looking for freelance work - reach out!
Lewis is a designer, and he recently turned a shabby warehouse on Hackney Road into a lovely creative space to work. Go and visit Lunar HQ, get in touch if you want more info or pop into one of the evening classes (Elise teaches life drawing there!)
Francis was one of our wonderful photographers today and he told us about a project that he started last year, called Artistry. He’s looking for artists and other creatives to have conversations about their work, their interests and the wider world. Also get in touch if you’re looking for a photographer (he’s recently done some work with the amazing @earthwomanlove)!
Paulo just quit his job in a brand strategy agency, as it felt like it was losing meaning. He wants to go back to what makes him tick: the way design can impact culture and have a social message. He’s continuing his project “The Typo News” and is currently looking for freelance work!
Sara’s part of the Ramblers walking group for people in their 20s and 30s. Anyone who’s interested in long walks should join!
Gareth runs the Cardiff chapter of Creative Mornings! After a few years of growing frustration with the industry, he’s started an independent branding and graphic design agency, using the founders’ expertise in illustration and typography. They’re looking for projects to start and people to collaborate with!
Priya’s part of the very lovable CM London team, she had one ask and one piece of great news. The ask: anyone know of any organisations that fund radical/grassroots creative project? The great news: she’s looking for a job that intersects with her interests in art, technology and social change! Let her know! She will offer baked goods in exchange.
Melina’s looking to network and meet people passionate about health, specifically mental health, and how new technology can be used as therapy, for example VR environments or bot chats. She’s looking for a UX creative - get behind this!
(Photos by Francis Augusto francisaugusto.co.uk)