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October Community Minutes

The last ten minutes of our CreativeMornings/London events are always dedicated to our community. You can share anything from a cool project you’re launching to an event you’re running to what you need help with. 

Last week’s community minutes:

  • Shari

  • Shari is the Community Builder for Let It Grow, an incubator aiming to make cities in the world as green as possible. She’s on the lookout for entrepreneurs to join the programme - if you know anyone that’s doing innovative things with plants and flowers - let her know!

    W/ https://letitgrow.org/ IG/ @letitgrow_org T/ @letitgrow_org  E/ shari@letitgrow.org

  • Boutziee

  • Boutziee is from the Ravensbourne design university and is looking for a subject or muse - she wants to to photograph people expressing their visual identity.

    IG/ @Boutizee E/ rebelliousrebel@rebelliousrebel.com

  • Will

  • Will has 8 years of experience working on mobile app development, digital marketing and email design - if anyone needs his skills, get in touch asap! Will’s also looking to start a kickstarter campaign, so send over any advice you might have.

    E/ will.barton@live.com

  • Rasa

  • Rasa gave shoutout to Jason Briscoe - a CM LDN speaker on his new venture The Vision Mission. With the tag line “Laser eye surgery changed my life”, he hopes to change the lives of others with poor vision by donating vintage frames and raising money for others’ laser eye surgery.

    W/ https://thevisionmission.jasonbriscoe.com

  • Priya

  • Priya’s launching two exciting new projects in the next few months. She’s looking for people who know things about creating photographic archives, the South Asian diaspora in Britain and food trucks. Hit her up if you can help or if you want to know more!

    E/ priyaljjoshi@gmail.com

  • Gretchen

  • Gretchen recently graduated in Graphic Design and moved over from Melbourne - she’s looking for a mentor in the industry and also somewhere where she can put her design skills to good use!

    E/ hello@littleladylost.com

  • Stefano

  • Experiments in Design meetup coming soon (10 Nov) with a talk on how designers can learn from Hitchcock’s direction and a quirky exercise on redesigning apps for famous movie characters.

    W/ www.meetup.com/Experiments-in-Design/

  • Lisa

  • Lisa’s the Communications Manager at Vinaya - wearable technology that helps you stay mindful and connected. She ran their very successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in the run up to the much anticipated launch. She’s also a writer and freelancer, so get in touch with her for any opportunities!

    E/ lisa.roolant@gmail.com

  • Rebecca

  • Rebecca’s looking for someone who can help her learn about Adobe - she’s happy to pay about £15/h.

    E/ rag.walk@gmail.com

  • Matt

  • Matt’s a freelance graphic designer - get in touch with him for any work or opportunities!

    E/ hello@askthemrs.co.uk W/ http://askthemrs.co.uk/

    FormBox, the desktop vacuum former

    This month we’re really excited to be hosting Alex Smilansky from Mayku, who’s coming to talk to us about their fabulous FormBox, a desktop vacuum former that lets you make beautiful things. 


    Team Mayku are the perfect guests for October’s theme of Transparency, as they’re on a mission to open up the conversation about local production methods, access to tools and a deep consideration of where your products actually come from.  


    Check out their website to bask in the awesomeness, then make sure you’re all set to register for your ticket when they’re released on Monday 24th October. 

    We’ll announce the drop on Twitter, don’t forget to follow us to get the latest news and join in on the conversation. We’ll be at a new CM venue at the Goldsmith’s Centre in Farringdon, and we’ll feed you with pastries and coffee to make sure we’re all bright eyed and bushy tailed. 

    See you there!


    CM/LDN Team

    Wednesday 28 September 6.30-8.30pm (yes, it’s CreativeMornings/London at Night)

    This month, you’re getting a double shot of CreativeMornings/London. Lucky you! In addition to our regular event taking place on 30 September with Matt Trinetti, we are hosting a workshop on Wednesday 28 September.We are teaming up with Wix.com who are flying over all the way from Tel Aviv and San Francisco to teach us how to build powerful brand stories. You’re invited! Join us for this free evening workshop where the brilliant Carolina Solari, Wix.com’s Head of Social Media & Blogs, will share her tips on:

    • Turning your brand into a story that people can connect with
    • Creating a cohesive brand on your website
    • Connecting your brand to your customers on social media

    Space is limited - don’t forget to register here!

    Support the volunteers who make the magic happen!

    Over the past seven years, we’ve collectively produced almost 3,000 events – and we’ve never charged our attendees for a single one (unless you count hugs or high fives as a currency!).

    This magic wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our incredible CreativeMornings organizers. Around the world, these organizers volunteer their time and energy to provide a free inspiring talk for their local creative community…and they even bring you breakfast! All of this effort adds up to be quarter of a million cups of coffee per year, 79,800 hours of work, and immeasurable amounts of inspiration.

    This year we’re hosting the second CreativeMornings Summit (the first one was pretty special) in Austin, Texas. It’ll bring 350+ organizers from across the globe together to exchange ideas, share best practices, and develop their leadership skills. They’ll return to their cities with more passion and energy to offer to their creative communities. That means you!

    But we can’t do this alone. We launched a Kickstarter campaign to help these volunteers get to Austin.

    If you believe that great communities make great things happen, this is your chance to impact hundreds of creative leaders around the globe. If you’ve ever felt inspired by a talk, met a new friend or future employer, or indulged in a delicious donut, then this is your chance to say thank you and help make CreativeMornings even better. Today, we’re asking you to help us continue fueling the magical experiment-turned-global-engine-of-generosity known as CreativeMornings.

    You can’t put a price on making a connection or walking away with a deeper insight or inspiration, but let’s try! 

    Please help us make #CMsummit16 a reality by backing our Kickstarter. Giddyup!


    CM LDN


    A Day without Laughter is a Day Wasted

    When was the last time you’ve seen a really good comedy?

    One that inspired you or even made you cry?

    Hold on… You can’t remember? 

    Don’t you worry! We’ve recently discovered one and want to organise a CM meet up for us to see it together! 

    Created by CreativeMornings speakers Eva Liparova and Sam Bailey, ​Black Dog Gold Fish is inspired by Sam’s own personal history of living with clinical depression and is created by their theatre company Parrot in the Tank. Designed as an immersive experience set in an aquarium, it explores the repercussions depression on day to day life, spinning the story of one troubled aquarium employee as he tries to liberate the captive fish back into the sea while he accidentally sinks towards the rock bottom of the aquarium himself.

    The show premieres on the 15th March 2016 at the Hen & Chickens Theatre with the support of Arts Council England and is running until 27th March. 

    Who’s up for coming to the premiere with the CM team? 

    Book your ticket here and don’t miss out on it! Booked? 

    “Creativity is intelligence having fun …”

    This is a guest post from our partner in crime, Streamtime!

    You’ll have heard our name and seen our logo at CreativeMornings over the past year, but our guess is, you may know very little about us. So we thought we’d let you know a bit more, explain why we sponsor CreativeMornings and give you a heads up on an exciting year ahead.

    Here at Streamtime we love being immersed in the creative community, both professionally and personally. We work closely with all sorts of creative companies to help them with their project management, with the ultimate aim to harness control of the serious stuff (AKA the boring bits) and free up that all important expressive time. But did you know that us Streamtime Aces are artistic types ourselves??

    We have a fantastic mix of people who have come from a variety of creative backgrounds and who understand it from the inside. We’ve been Account Directors, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Media Buyers and Production Managers. In our spare time we also live creatively too. Our interests include silk tie design, upholstery, peanut butter making, photography, travel writing and music making.

    So when Vicky and her lovely team asked us if we wanted to help make CreativeMornings/London happen, it was a simple decision. Not only do we have a chance to hang out with you crazy, cool, creative lot once a month but we also have a chance to bring something to the party too.

    2016 is no exception. This year we’ll be launching a shiny new Streamtime. It’s fully web based, super simple and we can’t wait for you to try it out. We‘ll also continue having serious fun with our blog, webinars and podcasts to help keep you informed, entertained and up to date, taking our cue from Mr Einstein himself (that’s who we stole the title of this blog from in case you were wondering).

    Streamtime is designed to help manage your busy creative studio - to make sense of the daily chaos that occurs in any creative company.

    If you’d like to find our more or arrange a demo for your company, please follow this link: More info please

    Image courtesy of Shutterstock