Kiwi in NYC. Founder & Creative Director of Lucid. Shopify Plus Expert. Founder of The Bridge Street Collective. Creator of The Foodbank Project.
Learning how to run a business by trial-and-error and figuring things out along the way.
Learning how to focus better on doing one thing at a time.
In parenting: don’t listen to anyone’s advice (or certainly don’t take it too seriously!). In business: as a creative freelancer building out a team for the first time, don’t immediately hire other creatives if that’s what you’re good at and love doing; hire an administrator to do all the stuff you’re not good at and dislike doing.
Perhaps more of a “if I wished I could do something else” than a backup career, I think I’d love being an urban designer—creating spaces for people and building communities.
My phone number from when I was a child.
I’m not sure if I could teach it but I would talk about finding joy in our work and focusing on what we’re best at to strive to bring value to our clients.
Galen’s CreativeMornings activity
Courtney Symons on symmetry
Minya Oh Blinded By Passion and Getting Lost
Paola Mendoza Q&A with Paola Mendoza
Claus Meyer Q&A
Justin Sight Justin Sight Q&A
Mike McDerment Mike McDerment Q&A
Phil Toledano Live performance by RYAL
Josh Clark The Era of the Algorithm
Scott Belsky The Middle of The Creative Process