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Meet Jodie Fox. Jodie is the Director of Fashion and Founder of Shoes of Prey. Since its launch in 2009, customers have used Shoes of Prey to design tens of millions of custom shoes (literally!). From a background in advertising and law, Jodie now applies her communication savvy and sense of style to foster a world-class tech business that allows women to design their own perfect pair of shoes. Jodie spoke at September’s CM talk back in 2012. We checked in with her to see what she’s been up to since then - and not surprisingly, there’s been a lot going on!

Name: Jodie Fox

Nickname: J Fox

What have you been up to since you spoke at CM? Quite a bit! Probably the biggest piece of news is that we opened a store in at David Jones on Elizabeth Street in January 2013, and in November 2013 in Paris it was named the worlds best store design <1,200sqm for 2013, up against Karl Lagerfeld’s concept store in Paris and Puma for their flagship store in Osaka. 

What did you want to be when you grew up? An actress, a diplomat or a global business woman. I feel like what I do covers all three. 

What’s the single best piece of advice anyone has ever given you? They put rubbers on pencils for a reason. It makes me remember that I’m learning when I’m making mistakes. But it also makes me nostalgic as I realise it’s not going to be relevant for the generations to come. 

Weekend ritual: Sleeping in, lots of relaxed meals and chatter with good friends, yoga, farmers markets, cooking, hanging out with my kitten, reading, sketching and binge watching Netflix TV series. I like to over plan. 

The technology or tool you couldn’t live without: My iPhone

Where do you do your best thinking? Wherever I create the environment. Even when I was studying in high school, lighting a candle gave me that environment I needed to think. 

Missed Jodie’s talk? Check it out here. Need a shoe fix? Visit Shoes of Prey to design your own shoes, follow them on Facebook here, or tweet them here. For more from Jodie on Twitter, follow here.  

Linda Jukic | CreativeMornings/SYD:

We were fortunate to have Linda Jukic, Creative Director of Moon, one of Australia’s most effective and awarded Brand and Communication agencies, join us to speak on the topic of ‘Childhood’ at CreativeMornings in January. Missed it? Thanks to the power of film we’ve captured all of the goodness of the morning’s talk here.

About CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a talk, followed by a Q&A group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at about 9:45am. CreativeMornings are free of charge thanks to our amazing partners.

Our Partners

CreativeMornings is made possible by our amazing breakfast partners StreamtimeTractor Design School and Wacom! With their support, CreativeMornings is free and you can enjoy a hot coffee and light breakfast with us at our next event.

This month’s theme for CreativeMornings is Heritage! This month’s illustration is by the talented Olalekan Jeyifous.

Speaker announcement, dates and details are coming soon! To be amongst the first to hear when tickets go live, sign up to the newsletter and follow us on twitter and facebook.

About CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a talk, followed by a Q&A group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at about 9:45am. CreativeMornings are free of charge thanks to our amazing partners.

Our Partners

CreativeMornings is made possible by our amazing breakfast partners StreamtimeTractor Design School and Wacom! With their support, CreativeMornings is free and you can enjoy a hot coffee and light breakfast with us at our next event.

We’re  very excited to announce our speaker this month for CreativeMornings! This month, CreativeMornings chapters all around the world will explore the idea of FREEDOM and here in Sydney we’ll be hearing from Kirsten Stanisich. Director of SJB Interiors and board member for the Design Institute of Australia. Join on on Friday 23rd May for coffee and a taste of Freedom (in muffin form). Tickets go live Monday 19th May at 11:00am.

This event has been made possible by the folks at StreamtimeWacom and Tractor Design School. Without their generous support CreativeMornings/Sydney wouldn’t be possible! Big thanks to Hub Sydney for hosting this event! 

Check out all the event details, and register here.

This month, CreativeMornings chapters all around the world will explore the topic of ‘Sex’. In Sydney we’ll be hearing from Stephanie Lorenzo.  Stephanie is Founder and CEO of Project Futures Ltd, a non profit organisation which aims to empower and engage young Australians in raising awareness and funding to combat human trafficking globally.

This event has been made possible by the folks at Streamtime, Wacom and Tractor Design School. Without their generous support CreativeMornings/Sydney wouldn’t be possible! Big thanks to Hub Sydney for hosting this event! 

Check out all the event details, and register here.

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This month’s world wide theme for Creative Mornings is Hidden and we are excited to announce that John O’Callaghan, founder of Trending City will be joining us.

Date: Friday 28th March

Time: 8:30am-10:00am

Tickets: Tickets go live on Monday 24th March at 11:00am here

About the Speaker: John is a freelance urban planner specialising in social activation, community engagement and new media. He is passionate about positive behaviour change and making our cities more liveable by focusing on creativity and innovation. 
John is also the founder of Trending City, a collaborative blogging platform capturing great ideas from across the globe, and co-founder of Idea Bombing Sydney, a creative meetup focused on turning ideas into action. 
John has worked on projects in and outside of Sydney and has recently completed a Social Media Framework for a new suburb in Canberra, Community Garden Strategy at Newcastle and a Social Activations Program at Green Square. In 2013, John was invited to the Jury of the NSW DARCH Horse Awards, an architectural award series that recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions by non-architects. 
He was recently appointed to the board of BrandX, a not for profit arts organisation based in Sydney, and is a lecturer at the University of New South Wales and University of Western Sydney College teaching geography and urban planning. John is also a regular contributor to the Planning Institute of Australia’s New Planner magazine with a column focusing on technology, new media and urban planning.

This event is made possible by our amazing breakfast partners Streamtime, Tractor Design School and Wacom. With their support, CreativeMornings is free and you can enjoy a hot coffee and light breakfast with us next week.

This CreativeMornings event will be hosted by the fine folks at Hub Sydney! 

Find out more about John john-ocal.com/@John_OCal/JOCConsulting

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This month, CreativeMornings chapters world wide will be talking about REBELs, and we’ve got our own home grown Rebel, Jess Scully

Jess Scully is a curator, festival director and editor with a focus on the arts, creative industries, and engaging communities in the public realm.
Jess is the festival director of Vivid Ideas: an annual event bringing together local creative practitioners and businesses with global leaders, to discuss opportunities for the sector. Jess is also one of the curators of TEDxSydney, and the instigator of Kids Hack Day Sydney.

Tickets go live on Monday 24th February at 11am here! The talk will be on Thursday 27th. 

This event is made possible by our amazing breakfast partners StreamtimeTractor Design School and Wacom! With their support, CreativeMornings is free and you can enjoy a hot coffee and light breakfast with us next week. 

This CreativeMornings event will be hosted by the fine folks at Hub Sydney! 

Find out more about Jess jessscully.comjessaroo​ | jerkscully 

This month’s theme for CreativeMornings is Rebel! Speaker announcement, dates and details coming soon! If you want to be amongst the first to hear when tickets go live then sign up to the newsletter and follow us on twitter and facebook.

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We’re kicking things off for 2014 at CreativeMornings Sydney with an amazing speaker announcement for the theme ‘Childhood’! 

On Thursday 30th January we’ll be joined by Lunda Jukic Creative Director of Moon, one of Australia’s most effective and awarded Brand and Communication agencies.

In 2011 Linda was named one of Australia’s Power 20 by Australian Creative magazine and has won multiple personal accolades including the City of Milan, Young Designer of the Year Award and a coveted Australian Graphic Designer’s Association (AGDA) Pinnacle.

This event is made possible by our amazing breakfast partners StreamtimeTractor Design School and Wacom! With their support, CreativeMornings is free and you can enjoy a hot coffee and light breakfast with us next week. 

This CreativeMornings event will be hosted by the fine folks at Hub Sydney! The theme was chosen by the Milan chapter and the illustration is by Ed Nacional.

For the final CreativeMornings event for the year we’re talking about ‘Make’! Tickets will become available on Monday 9th for the Friday 13th event! Find out more at the event page

If you want to be the first to know when tickets go on sale and receive a handy reminder before they go live sign up to the newsletter! We’ll keep you in the loop!

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