Wellington is set to join creative communities across 152 cities in 58 countries for a monthly dose of inspiration, as the CreativeMornings free breakfast lecture series arrives in the capital.
Known as the TED talks of the creative world, the series began in New York after designer Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) saw the need for an ongoing, accessible event for the city’s ever-growing creative community. The concept was simple: coffee, breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning, every month. The event is free of charge and open to anyone.
CreativeMornings has been brought to Wellington by Alise Flannery, Brittany Davies and Ellice Wright who met while studying Visual Communication Design at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University. The trio are practicing designers in the industry and are passionate about using design to bring people together and solve business problems for companies and organisations of all shapes and sizes.
The trio submitted a video and supporting presentation application in May 2016, followed by an interview with the CreativeMornings Headquarters in New York and were awarded the license to host CreativeMornings Wellington in July.
“We share an exciting vision for CreativeMornings Wellington, to create an open and welcoming place for not only the creative community but creative thinkers from different industries, to come together, share inspiration, learnings and build relationships to elevate their creative projects,” says Alise Flannery, Chapter Host of Creative Mornings Wellington.
Support for the event has come from all corners of the city, including local businesses Coffee Supreme, Antipodes Water, Wrestler, Powershop, TradeMe, Wellington Chocolate Factory, Six Barrell Soda, Rubber Monkey, Wakefields Digital and Strategy Design and Advertising.
Since every CreativeMornings event is free of charge, CreativeMornings Wellington are always looking for local sponsors to come on board and enable the growth of the event for the 2017 programme. It’s thanks to sponsors that CreativeMornings remains open and accessible to everyone (that’s willing to wake up early!). Sponsoring a CreativeMornings event is a great way to reach Wellington’s creative community, whether you’re interested in supporting the local chapter, launching a product or hiring talent. Get in touch with the girls at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
The launch event will take place at Wrestler, a creative video agency. Wrestler’s Kat Lintott says she’s delighted to provide a home for the event, “We want Wellington to become a global hub for creativity and innovation. There are so many people here doing amazing things and CreativeMornings is a chance for us to get the community together, be inspired, learn something new and support each other in our creative endeavors.”
CreativeMornings Wellington will be launching on the 28th of October to the global theme of transparency. Guest speakers Nick and Nevada Leckie from Okewa Rainwear will be sharing their creative story with the community.
To book, head to www.creativemornings.com/cities/wlg tickets will be available from Tuesday 25th of October.