Meet our SYMMETRY Illustrator

“Symmetry evokes a feeling of orderliness and harmony that each of us is looking for to some extent.”

🎨 Anna Fadeeva is our illustrator for #CMsymmetry. She’s an illustrator from the northern Russian city, Saint Petersburg. Read her full interview on the CreativeMornings blog.

February’s theme is SYMMETRY

What do a planet, an attractive face, and a snowflake have in a common? Symmetry.

Symmetry is prevalent throughout life. You can fold a sunflower in half, stories have an arc, and the human body can bend and create mesmerizing shapes. There are also irregularities that enhances life; it adds beauty and complexity. If there’s symmetry in nature, then there must be a kind of symmetry in the way we lead our lives.

Symmetry cannot be possible without asymmetry, the same way sadness magnifies joy.

Alan Lightman wrote in The Accidental Universe, “I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.” But chaos will happen whether we like it or not, it’s how we respond to it that either creates order or more chaos.

When in chaos, create your symmetry.

Our Saint Petersburg chapter chose this month’s exploration of Symmetry, Anna Fadeeva illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is the presenting partner.

Remote design, sales, engineering, HR roles (Full-Time, Remote)

VP of Marketing • Digital Marketing Manager
Sotheby’s International Realty (Full-Time)

Strategist • Brand Communications Manager
SYPartners (Full-Time)

Showroom Experience Coordinator
Herman Miller (Full-Time)

Creative Design Lead
New Engen (Full-Time)

Brand Communications Designer
Justworks (Freelance)

Production Assistant
Flow Production and Post (Freelance)

Community Manager
FictiveKin (Part-time)

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Host us in 2019!

We’re always looking for venues to host our events, please reach out if you have a lead on a space. Our events couldn’t happen without the generosity of our venue hosts.

January SURREAL Recap

Thank you for joining us for CreativeMornings/New York this month featuring Oliver Jeffers!

The overview effect is said to be the cognitive shift in awareness some astronauts experience during spaceflight. We appreciate Oliver for encouraging us to zoom out once in awhile and to be in awe of this remarkable existence we share together.

Special Thanks

Oliver Jeffers

A big thank you to Oliver for his thoughts, stories, and humor injected into this morning’s talk! You can experience Oliver’s first solo exhibition For All We Know at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery from now until February 16th.If you missed it, check out Tattly for temporary tattoos and Books Are Magic to purchase Oliver’s work.

Paper Anniversary
🎶 We appreciate Paper Anniversary for kicking off our event with such joy. You can listen to their music and learn more on their Facebook and Instagram.

Made Possible By…


You enjoyed free breakfast thanks to the generosity of Noissue. Design your own branded tissue paper and have it shipped to you anywhere in the world.


We really appreciated being inside the beautiful and historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union. See their upcoming events on their calendar.


As always, thank you to Canara Price for signing our talk today. She is the founder and executive director of People’s Theatre and is also an award winning producer.


Thank you Carolyn, Doris, Roxanne, Katie, Amy, Frederick, Patrick, Kristina, Sue, Lena, Josh, John, Kylie, Christine, and Natalie for helping us out today! We love you. ❤️

Video: Sam Reichman + Connie Liu
Photographer: Paul Jun

January 14th Picks

Mailchimp is hiring a Senior Product Designer and Software Engineer in their Brooklyn office.

Sotheby’s is hiring for a Digital Marketing Manager

Justworks is hiring a Product Marketing Manager, Product Designer, Freelance Designers, and many more. 

Lucid is hiring a Frontend Shopify Developer/Designer to join their office out here in NYC.

UncommonGoods is hiring for a Head of Operations, Product Photo Retoucher, Director of Product Development, and more.

Browse more NYC jobs on the CreativeGuild

January’s theme is SURREAL

When you look at the artwork of Frida Kahlo or Salvador Dalí, there’s an element of surprise. Why does it feel familiar yet also otherworldly?

Surrealists sought to break free from the shackles of the rational mind and dive into the deep end of the unconscious. The canvas, then, became a mirror for what emerged out of that process. This movement was inspired by events in the 1920s on the heels of the first world war and continues to influence artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers. This cultural and artistic movement ushered in new techniques that helped humans expand their minds.

Today, we recognize a sense of the surreal in unexpected moments in daily life. Art exhibits like Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room are becoming readily available, encouraging people to immerse themselves in experiences that break reality. A ballet performance or a silent meditation retreat can be a dreamlike experience.

Whether we experience a surreal moment or dabble in processes like drawing without thinking or writing without self-editing, there’s something to be learned about ourselves and what lingers under the hood of our desires to keep life orderly and controlled.

Happy New Year! Our Brussels chapter chose this month’s exploration of Surreal and Charlotte Dumortier illustrated the theme. SURREAL is presented globally this month by

2018 NYC Performances

A big thank you to our talented NYC artists having the courage to wake up super early and sing/dance/perform their hearts out on the CreativeMornings stage. Watch all of their performances below or nominate a performer/musician for 2019.

Traditions are sacred because they cultivate consistency and a sense of belonging. It’s the bread and butter for fostering connection and community.

We’re in a time where traditions are being challenged and remixed. We question how they came to be and the context in how (or if) they fit into the future.

“This is just the way it is” is a statement of fear, not possibility. It undermines the human capacity to adapt and create change. Traditions are made by us, for us, so therefore they can be reinvented with intention and imagination.

You may not start the next national holiday, but you can bring to the table your generosity, your kindness, your vision and heart to create a more welcoming future.

Our Barranquilla chapter chose this month’s exploration of Tradition and Andres Manjarres Felfle illustrated the theme.