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June 22, 8:00am • DIGS • part of a series on Craft

TRD explores Craft: Klipp og Lim & Heim Bicycles

There are three aspects to human creativity: art, science and crafts. Art relies upon vision and expression, science upon knowledge and crafts upon sophisticated technique. And we have some highly skilled craftsmen with us this time, Svein Erik Okstad and Jøran Wærdahl from Klipp og Lim, and Sander Kommedahl from Heim Bicycles.

June’s theme is #CMcraft! It was selected by the CreativeMornings/Mumbai chapter, illustrated by Hemali Vadalia, and presented by Adobe. Join us and 180+ CreativeMornings cities in talking about Craft this month, Friday 22nd of June at DIGS and Habitat, 08.00-09.30.Coffee served by our local sponsor Jacobsen & Svart 08.00-08.30. Welcome!Register for a free ticket here: https://creativemornings.com/talks/trd-explores-craft

June’s theme is Craft

A craft is the instrument in which the authenticity of your being is communicated. Your craft is like a portal to your inner world, and as an artist, it’s your duty to pull it out of the vortex. Craft is a catalyst for our identity and the soil for cultivating meaning. It behooves us to realize that who we are and become—our values, beliefs, thoughts, observations—influence what comes out of the violin, sketch, or photograph, not the other way around. This month’s global exploration of Craft was chosen by our Mumbai chapter, illustrated by Hemali Vadalia, and presented by Adobe

Thank you to @Adobe for supporting #CMcraft this month and keeping the CreativeMornings community connected! Hugs and high fives from Trondheim!


MEET: The May speakers on Commitment

A commitment is a promise to show up whether you’re having a good or bad day. It’s a behavior and mindset that signifies the posture of a professional. It’s about saying yes with your whole heart.

A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?This are the awesome people you will be hearing from this Friday.
Tickets are now up for grabs. Go get one! 

This time, we’re ready for 3x10 minutes speakers, and a joined Q&A afterwords:

Tony Jacobsen has turned his passion for coffee into a successfull business here in Trondheim, Jacobsen og Svart – an artisan brewery and coffee shop located at Solsiden.


Val Gaitan will speak about a project she did for a small community in Guatemala, and her commitment to empower people by design.

Anna & Azra bretter opp ermene is a culture podcast produced in Trondheim, by Anna Lian – a former scenographer and journalist, now working as a copywriter at Bennett, and Azra Halilovic – scenic artist and minority consultant at Trondheim kommune.

Welcome to CreativeMornings Trondheim’s event TRD Explores Commitment, Friday 25th at 08.00-09.30 am, at Digs and Habitat. More information and registration:https://creativemornings.com/talks/trd-explores-commitment

CREATIVES OF TRONDHEIM #001: Frank Trana

We love our community and we love highlighting individuals doing awesome things! CREATIVES OF TRONDHEIM is our brand new series of questions that dig a little deeper into the minds of people working in the creative industry in Trondheim.

Every month, we find unique creatives and bombard them with random* questions. You might be next!

First up is Frank Trana - a highly skilled and renowned professional that runs his own designstudio, Natiwe, here in Trondheim. Frank has been working in the creative industry for nearly 20 years, and has clients like Iwmac, Trønderenergi, Onkel Henrys, Blåfrost on his list. Frank has won several awards, recently a silver in European Design Awards. You can learn more about Frank and his work on his website and follow him on Facebook.

What is your favorite virtue?
Dedication

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
The movie Pearl Harbour in all its massive glorifying clichés

What phrase do you find yourself repeating all too often?
“It has to be real, genuine, different"

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Trust your guts - take a stand. Never give up.

Who or what inspires you?

Weird surroundings. Devil is in the details. In 2015, after almost 5 years of preperation and development i convinced photographer Ole A. Ekker, to travel with me to the scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident to form the basis for the art exebition: pixelthis <This is then and that was now > The artwork presents a visual proximity to the time of the accident and the lost moments. The idea is to mirror the photographs through a graphic technological view from that moment “when time stopped.” The graphics, with its theoretical retrospect, forms a parallel between documentary and technology.

How do you stay grounded?
Making a PowerPoint presentation

Who are your favorite writers?
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Jens Bjørneboe, Carl Frode Tiller, Charles Bukowski, Yuval Noah Harari etc.

Biggest pet peeve?
Smalltalk

What has been your biggest challenge building your business?
Accounting. Even though I pay someone to do it for me, it’s a big, fat yawn.

What do you find magical?
I’m a straight up realist, so nothing really.

How would you define *Commitment*?
Work hard to reach your goals. As mentioned above, keep going and never give up. Ever.

Interview by Cathrine Vik, Host & Founder of CreativeMornings Trondheim
Photos by Torleif Kvinnesland, Official Photographer, CreativeMornings Trondheim

*Our random questions are inspired by the so called Proust Questionnaire – a questionnaire about one’s personality. It has its origins in a parlor game popularized the French essayist and novelist Marcel Proust, who believed that in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. 

#coftrd #cmtrd #cmcommitment

Mays theme is COMMITMENT

A commitment is a promise to show up whether you’re having a good or bad day. It’s a behavior and mindset that signifies the posture of a professional. It’s about saying yes with your whole heart.

A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?

This month’s global exploration of Commitment was chosen by our Vienna chapter and illustrated by Florine Glück. Thank you to our global partners MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for their ongoing support of the CreativeMornings community.

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