Next London speaker
For #CMrestart, we had:
I need a job! Looking for digital strategy roles. I work in fashion, interested in pop culture, books. Just completing my masters in media and communications.
Hiring designers and developers for cycling tech company (Beryl.cc)
3/ Anne-Claire Fleer
I’m launching a new abstract art collection on Black Friday - I’m an abstract artist - I’ve got you sorted for Christmas presents
4/ Caoimhe Smyth
Looking for an illustrator to help me better communicate the elements of an online health & wellness program launching early 2018
5/ Jennifer Hoddinett
Hi! Ambitious, creative marketer here looking for full time work. I have diverse marketing experience across B2B and B2C, working in campaign management and content development. Would love to hear of any job opportunities.
6/ Natasha Blok
I’m facilitating fun interactive and edible (!) classes at City Lit this November, feel free to sign up: Mindfulness with Food and Drink (17th November), Chocolate Tasting (18th November) and Introduction to Tea. (13th November) and follow my playful, creative and light-hearted antics on @toucantoo_.
1/ Rebekah Heineke
Kickass Fitness & Wellbeing events for people wanting fun and accountability in a supportive community. Event on Sunday 4th November, check it out:
Find me on @babes.balanced or www.wellbalanced.carrd.co
2/ James Kite
Looking for organised & driven folks who have a passion for cultural hubs & space generating engagement & creativity with the community
3/ Georgia Millard
Whats my level of code like? Let me know!
4/ Kath Reuben
I’m the Private Events Manager for London, Eatwith - we are a global company bringing people back to the table for dining experiences (our sweet spot is 8-30 diners). I have 2 asks: 1) always looking for cool/unique spaces that have a kitchen that we can host events in 2) CHRISTMAS party! - if you haven’t booked and want to do something different, contact me for the ultimate private dinner party experience.
- I’m wearing a great Arsenal shirt
- Respond to the GRA Consultation TODAY
- I’m running a workshop where adults write/illustrate/share the stories they wish they’d read/heard as children. I’m looking for people to participate, and a wicked space to hold it in.
I have a great colourful jumper which is an honest representation of me (psych). I’m promoting my fantastic company’s check my salary tool which gives an accurate representation of what salary expectations look like for industry professionals. It informs creatives of where they should be, if they are there and gives them the tools to get there over the course of time. I’m always happy to chat so give me a shout , we can talk about career progression but I can also let the marketing team know your feedback on the design and outlook of the tool too!!!
7/ Karel Kumar
Desks to rent in Farringdon (EC1R 5DX). We have 1-20 desks available in a creative agency. We would love freelancers, teams and companies!
8/ Sean van Oossanen
Hello! I’m a digital product designer who has just moved across from Wellington, NZ. I’d love to learn more about the tech scene and diverse work culture. Equally happy to chat about Lebron on the Lakers, photography or travel. Let’s meet up for a coffee or hot chocolate, my shout :).
9/ Minh Nguyen
Bonjour! I’m planning on developing a strong social media team based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter to try and flip a family run business corporate. I’d love to work with people who can encapsulate the business and show how driven we are about the clients and not the product.
10/ Mary Min
I’m trying to encourage people to ask why and to become more of a critical thinker through my project called the5whys (@the5whys). I do this by creating a unique set of visual interviews where the only question is why, but 5 times.
I’m looking to interview people and collab with artists/photographers, so feel free to get in touch!
11/ Jay SIngleton
I’m a sound engineer and podcast producer who is very interested in speaking with people on the topic of digital storytelling for my dissertation. If that’s you, please reach out i would love to talk. Also my visa ends in February and I am looking for work opportunities in the audio and production field. Please get in touch!
12/ Bria Woods
I am a media and content producer and I recently graduated with my MA in Multimedia Broadcast Journalism looking for full time work in the tv, or radio, or marketing communications industries. Most importantly I do require visa sponsorship. So if you are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced multimedia media producer please get in touch:)
13/ Aman Kaur
I’m an online life and business coach and I help women master their mindset to live their best lives! If you have an online business or want to start an online business and are looking for support in that next level, I would love to support you! My website is amankaur.co
14/ Fred Miller
Want to start an artspeak chapter in london! More info @ artspeak.co
I just quit my job! I’m quite excited for the next chapter so if you know anything interesting in the world of strategy, storytelling and science data analytics, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of creative projects, exploring patents. Experiment with graphic designers, people that suffer from negative thought patterns, they’ll collaborate. He is looking for graphic designers and people that suffer from negative thinking patterns (OCD, paranoia…) for his experiments.
Doing a project exploring the relationship between stories, power and identity. Looking to do interviews with people about this, in exchange you get a portrait taken.
4/ Ariel Silverman
I’m making a podcast and need help with someone who knows about sound editing! :) :D
5/ James Kite
Creating a physical hub for creative & academic findings & capturing explorations through soundscapes
6/ Lishu Gang
In a film production crew but we’d like some film professionals’ help, i.e. mentoring, giving a talk, reviewing and critiquing.
The ethics of politics of labeling refugee groups.
7/ David Booth
On Deck (beondeck.co) is a dinner series and evolving global community of high quality entrepreneurs, product, engineering and creative talent looking to start/join new companies.
8/ Laetitia Butler
Just moved to London and I want to know “How to London”. Send me your favorite spots, neighborhoods, and ways of discovering the city. Also, looking for theatre and hair-related recommendations. Talk to me! @laebutler on Instagram
9/ Nina Rubesa
I’m a producer, actor, podcast host, artist manager & general creative explorer and I’m looking for a film crew: DOP’s, screenwriters, editors, colorists, styslists - people who want to make short films ona regular basis + I’m a creative consultant. If you’re a creative with an idea but not sure hwo to make it happen I can sit down with you and see how you can get from A to Z
10/ Malwina Koska
Inspiral Education is a social learning experience platform. We run Freedom of Expression courses for kids 11-14 years old in schools around the world. Students connect together for 6 weeks project to explore expression, limits and rights to expression and its creative side. Looking for enthusiastic and engaged teachers and schools to join our program. We have funding secured, all fees are covered.
11/ Qiqi Xu
I’m a UX designer / fourth-year uni student who just moved to London! I am currently doing my interaction design senior thesis on improving the digital reading experience. If you are an interaction designer, or know anyone that works or research in this realm, please let me know! I am also experimenting with project mapping so I’d appreciate any help or advice on (what to read, who to follow, spaces in London to visit) that since I am very new to this. Thanks folks!
Elise’s sister is looking for an internship in UX/UI design for the summer; if anyone knows of any, get in touch: email@example.com.
David has put together a local culture magazine for Highgate, Stroud Green, Wood Green, anything green. He’s looking for people who are living in those areas who want to be involved: photographers, writers, contributors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol is working at a startup (Money Farm) looking for new talent: Product Designers, Internships, Research, UX/UI. Get in touch: email@example.com
4/ GabrielLooking to explore data literacy and interested in hearing anything about data literacy. Holler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanna chat fashion? Get in touch with: Ameliaameliajane.email@example.com
6/ Nellie zulu
Nellie needs a logo desinger: she’s doing a project around how women go into the media industry. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stu just moved here and is looking for a house, a job and friends! He’s interested in environmental issues, social justice, and has experience in agencies doing social media. Hit him up: Stuart.email@example.com
How can we use ballet shoes that are discarded and make them into bracelets and other uses. Looking for feedback and product testing and market fit. Anyone who has an eye of design in jewellery and design and fashion, say hi. firstname.lastname@example.org
Miranda works for language learning platform Memrise and they’re hiring! Hhead of design, data analysts, language specialists, product specialists:
Looking to do a series of events around the erotic impulse and creativity: email@example.com
11/ Harry Potter flashmob
Need we say more?
Our friends at Aquent have an online platform called Native Gymnasium if you’re looking for something new or learning something new, new job. Free platform! Check it out: https://thegymnasium.com/
#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!