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WH #158 • January 11, 2019

"Art can help us heal and open us up to honesty in profound ways."


Scott Keoni Shigeoka is an artist, designer, writer and community builder, currently housed at IDEO’s open innovation and social impact arm. Scott shares how being courageously honest can open opportunities to deepen our relationships, inspire our work, and enrich our personal journeys.

Video by CreativeMornings/SanFrancisco
Photo credit: Chong Choi

From our global partner, Adobe

Applications are OPEN for the Adobe Creative Residency!



The Adobe Creative Residency is a one-year program that pushes you to work on a personal project while also providing a salary, mentorship, speaking opportunities and much more! Here are insider tips on crafting the best application. Learn more about the residency and apply.

Partner with us in 2019!


Partnerships and our 1500 volunteers are what fuel this engine of generosity. Heart-forward companies and generous volunteers enable free monthly events in nearly 200 cities to happen consistently.

We created new resources that outline what it means to partner with us on a local or global level. Learn more about our partnerships

Photo credit: Hannah Cohen from CreativeMornings/NewYork

Former host of Barcelona started this ongoing project of sculptures made of plastic trash collected at the Azores.

Freelancers: put this in your invoice.

RESET is an online course that shows you how to work in a way that’s intentional, energizing, and inspiring.​

Building confidence through criticism: a lesson on self-esteem by Walt Whitman.

5 data-backed social media trends to know for 2019.

Don't organize your to-dos by project, try organizing them by your mental state.

Everything we do (as writers and artists) is marketing.

A worksheet to help you find synchronicity between your creative work and life.

How to talk to people about things.

Artist Maira Kalman on daily things to fall in love with.

The comeback of a denim company.

The Anything is Possible List: celebrating 14 artists that are making the world a better place.

The red flags and magic numbers that investors look for in startups.
These quotes are discovered by our Talk Watch Squad—an online community of learners and tastemakers that help us curate inspiration from talks around the world.
A global directory of creative companies and job opportunities within our universe.
Sajory is a monthly curated subscription box to spark your creative thinking.
Wishbox US creates paper pop-ups and also ships them.

Adobe is hiring a Senior Manager of Community Management in San Jose.

Justworks is looking for a freelance Brand Communications Designer in New York.

Aquent is looking for a Head of Social Media for their London-based client.

Projection Creative is looking for a contract-based Client Strategist in Louisville. 

BlueBeam Inc. is hiring a Director of Operational Excellence in Pasadena.

Wordpress.com is hiring a Senior Product Designer to work remotely.

Hiring? Looking for work? Visit the CreativeGuild, our global directory of creative companies and jobs.
Our chapters are being conscious of waste after an event. These mug libraries are popping up in cities around the world. BYOM (bring your own mug).
Photo credit: John-Finnigan Lin from CreativeMornings/Ottawa
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The monthly music playlist for #CMsurreal, curated by Jim Quindlen.

Meet Charlotte Dumortier, our illustrator for January's theme, Surreal.

Dig into three seasons of our podcast.

Apply to host a FieldTrips or attend one.
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