Chuck Amos

Chuck Amos is a celebrity hairstylist based in New York whose flair for “big and fantastical” hair has earned him clients like Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles, Taraji P. Henson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more. (He styled Beyonce’s hair for the cover of her solo debut album, “Dangerously in Love.”)

Before moving to New York and enrolling at FIT, Amos was a young kid in Massachusetts, creating hairstyles with his cousin’s Barbie dolls. Hair was truly his calling, and now he’s equally committed to spreading love: “There’s nothing that I’m going to do that is going to change the world in hair,” he told Yahoo in an interview, “But you can change the way the world thinks, one thought at a time.” You can check out his latest projects on Creatively here.

What is the first creative project you remember?

The first creative project I remember was one for Bernadette Corporation, a clothing design company. During a shoot, their creative team requested modern-day ‘90s hairstyles mixed with old-school ‘80s hip-hop breakdancing urban-styled hair. Imagine: ‘90s finger waves mixed with MC Lyte/Salt-N-Pepa hair! 

Describe your aesthetic in three words.

Big. Textured. Fantastical. 

A fashion editorial shoot; hair styled by Chuck Amos, photographed by Mike Ruiz.

What was the most fulfilling collaboration you’ve worked on?

Any shoot I’ve ever worked on with the photographer Ruven Afanador. The collaboration of his artistic eye and my creative mind and execution made a beautiful marriage between art and fashion. My editorials with him were out of this world!

What’s one creative project that taught you something fundamental about yourself?

In the past, I always used a lot of “hair controlling” products like heavy hair sprays and gels to keep hair controlled. It was my comfort zone while on set; but recently, a beauty photographer told me to “just let the hair flow and move around naturally––the imperfections are the Art.” 

It made me very nervous to not be entirely in control of the hair itself, but after trying this new tactic, I understood the importance of being less of a perfectionist and instead trusting my craft and understanding that things come naturally. The beauty is in the natural flow of things, not only the things that I can control! Such a game changer––not just with my craft, but with my personal self and emotions. 

From the ISSEY Miyake anniversary book; hair styled by Chuck Amos, photographed by Ruven Afanador.

Do you think creativity is something you’re born with, or something you’re taught?

I think you’re born with an imagination but it’s important to harness that passion toward something. It’s important to be around the right people who can awaken that. You can learn to bring your imagination into the creativity of the job or industry or project that you are working on. There’s a fine line between nature and nurture.

What’s the last dream you had?

Actually, a few nights ago, I dreamt I was going up an extremely tall building in Brooklyn that was all white in a futuristic glass elevator (like “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”). It went so high that I saw all of New York City and flying cars, so it was the future––and I went all the way up into the sky. That’s all I can remember.

One hundred years from now, what do you hope people write about your work?

I’ve gotten a lot of jobs and opportunities to work with large white corporations and clients that would normally not hire a Black hairstylist. I helped to break down doors in the ‘90s. Many Black hairstylists of this new generation have come to me and let me know that I inspired them to move forward and push to work all textured hair jobs, with all races. 

I hope my legacy tells people that there is a place for them in all situations. I had no idea that I had become a “role model” for them––and that makes me so proud of my work as well!

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Robert Couturier

Robert Couturier moved to New York City and quickly established himself as an architect and interior designer immensely skilled at executing grand-scale designs with a certain globe-trotting appeal. A graduate of the prestigious École Camondo in Paris, Couturier’s name has become synonymous with continental and international style, winning him commissions in the U.S., Europe, Russia, and South America—including Cuixmala, a spectacular retreat in Mexico that was originally originally a private residence for Sir James Goldsmith and his family. 

Couturier visits the past to bring his timeless approach to the present. As he likes to say himself, recalling the rich interiors in which he spent his childhood and youth, “It is to both grander and greater ends that one invents when one can start with one’s own past.”

Couturier has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Conde Nast Traveler; and was included in Architectural Digest’s prestigious annual list of the best decorators and architectural firms in the world. Check out the latest projects from @RCouturier on Creatively here.

What is the first creative project you remember?

I came home in the middle of the night (totally stoned) and single-handedly changed the entire layout of the living room in my grandmother’s house in Paris.

Describe your aesthetic in three words.

Balance, original, and variety.

What was the most fulfilling collaboration you’ve worked on?

I am not sure there is one single job that is more fulfilling than the others. There are so many different ways of being fulfilled, from aesthetically to intellectually to emotionally; you can have one or the other but not all of them at once.

One of Couturier’s European flats.

What’s one creative project that taught you something fundamental about yourself?

Again, there is no lightning strike from a single creative project––it happens little by little, one job after the other, one small lesson after another small lesson. I also think the lessons we learn have more to do with human relationships than creativity. I learned early on about listening to people—that aesthetics come after emotions, that acceptance is key, and that modest humility is beneficial.

Do you think creativity is something you’re born with, or something you’re taught?

Yes, I do believe creativity is something you’re born with. But curiosity is a part of our DNA. How you tame creativity and adapt it to the circumstances of each job and each client can be learned. However, you have to want to be taught and you have to want to learn.

Cuixmala Resort, once a private estate and now transformed into an eco-luxe getaway.

What’s the last dream you had?

I seldom dream about design … I can’t really remember and yet I know I dream a lot!

One hundred years from now, what do you hope people write about your work?

Honestly? I really don’t care about what people would write about me. I would actually prefer they didn’t and I don’t think they should. The work that we do is essentially temporary; it is born out of a moment in time and uniquely a private reflection of a person’s tastes and desires. What would there be to write about without context?

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Create a get out the vote campaign for Born This Way Foundation that helps build a kinder, braver, and more just world—and you could win $10,000!

Born This Way Foundation is calling on visual artists across the country—from designers and animators to photographers and illustrators—to help create a social-first campaign to galvanize people and get out the vote ahead of the November election. Submit your work on Creatively here, and one grand prize winner will receive $10,000—and have their work featured in Born This Way Foundation’s social campaign, launching in October. Up to two finalists also will earn $2,500 each.

As we grapple with a pandemic, unemployment, a long-needed reckoning on systemic racism, the effects of climate change, and more, we have the power at the ballot box to elect candidates we believe will best support our communities.

The Campaign

We’re looking for thumb-stopping, social-first creative that’s as dazzling as it is thoughtful—work that explores themes of what it means to show up for your community and raise your voice as a radical act of kindness. Your work should emphasize the importance of voting this November—in all ways possible—as an act of selflessness and kindness. Submissions can be photo, live-action, animation, or type-driven; still or animated; black and white or colorful—but all should inspire us to do one of the kindest things we can for our communities: vote. Entries should be nonpartisan and not depict support of any policy, political party, or candidate. 

Submissions must include a minimum of two assets—one vertical (9:16) and one square (1:1)—and should all be connected by a central concept or visual idea. All submissions should be final creative—not proposals, moodboards, or concept drafts—and all should be designed with a social audience in mind. 

For more information on voting—including how to register!—visit Born This Way Foundation.

How to Enter

To submit creative work for consideration, just create a profile on Creatively if you haven’t already, and then create a project including your submission(s). Once your project is ready to be shared, add @BTWFVote as a collaborator. Now, your work will be visible on both your profile page and on Born This Way Foundation’s Get Out the Vote campaign page. 

Follow @BTWFoundation and @hellocreatively on Instagram—where we’ll be announcing the grand prize winner the week of September 28.

The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 commission in payment for full ownership rights to their winning work. All others submitting work for Born This Way Foundation’s get out the vote campaign will retain ownership rights to their own creative, as detailed in the contest rules located at creatively.life/btwfcontest.

You have until Thursday, September 24 to submit your creative ideas, so get moving! 

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David Shadrack Smith

Before founding Part2 Pictures, David Shadrack Smith left his native Brooklyn to begin his career as a journalist and cameraman in Beijing, China, later returning to the US to produce and film long-form documentaries for National Geographic’s Explorer. His storytelling experiences led him to found Part2 Pictures, a film and television production company dedicated to telling stories around the world through a human lens.

The result is more than a decade of award-winning premium television, film and podcast production, including acclaimed series such as “This is Life” with Lisa Ling, “Taste The Nation with Padma Lakshmi”, “Belief” with Oprah Winfrey, and feature films such as “An Honest Liar” (2014). Check out Part2 Pictures’ latest projects on Creatively here.

What is the first creative project you remember?

The first creative project I remember was working as an intern on a feature documentary about the Vietnam War and the echoes of that on the personal lives of those it touched. I started as an intern, but it was so chaotic and fluid and by the bootstraps that, by attrition, I ended up being a producer and going with the film to Sundance. The whole experience was one of scrappiness, with a rotating cast of people who would drop by—from Oliver Stone to Michael Moore—to encourage us to keep at it, even when it looked impossible to finish (no money, no guidance). I learned from that film that there is a community of filmmakers who are passionate enough to get things done, no matter what.

Of course, my next job was directing karaoke videos, so it wasn’t a great career accelerator, but the experience of making a truly indie doc back in the day was formative. 

Describe your aesthetic in three words.

Crafted emotional experiences.  

David Shadrack Smith of Part2 Pictures.

What was the most fulfilling collaboration you’ve worked on?

Every project is collaborative in the deepest sense, so that would have to be … every project. Certainly, our long collaboration with Lisa Ling has been definitive, and working closely with Oprah Winfrey on “Belief” was a life highlight. But whether it’s the amazing people we work with in front of the camera—Lisa, Sanjay Gupta, Padma Lakshmi, and more—or the people who pour their curiosities and devotion to telling great stories into their work behind the camera, I can’t separate the process of making a film from the process of collaborating. So, they are all my favorites.  

What’s one creative project that taught you something fundamental about yourself?

I can’t think of a project I haven’t learned from doing. But when I founded Part2 and was trying to figure out how to grow from being a director/producer into a leader/creative director, I had to learn to give others the reins, even when every instinct in me was crying to grab the camera or get my hands on the process. 

One of our first employees gave me a great piece of advice. She said, you have to trust that everyone comes to work with the intention to do their best, and your job is to support and guide them to thrive. I think that was something I had to figure out as we grew and collaboration became the central feature of my work life. 

“Taste the Nation” with Padma Lakshmi premiered on Hulu in June.

Do you think creativity is something you’re born with, or something you’re taught?

I think we are all inherently creative, but I think of creativity more as a process than a flash of some great creative outpouring. Yes, ideas will come out of nowhere, it seems, but putting those ideas into form—whether it’s music, film, painting or cooking—is where the real work begins. And that, I think, is something you learn. You have to trial and error everything and build from there. None of that you are born with. It’s a practice.

What’s the last dream you had?

I’m very bad at remembering my dreams. I know some people have that muscle, but for me, I’m a blank slate when I wake up. I use those waking moments to sift through memories of people and places, kind of visiting them in half-wakefulness. 

One hundred years from now, what do you hope people write about your work?

I think collectively the work we are doing right now is part of just an overwhelming amount of visual material that future generations will inherit and have to make sense of.  I think being a documentary filmmaker, I believe I am creating some sense of the disorder so that people now and people in the future can feel connected to one another.

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Sarah Kempa

Sarah Kempa, better known to her fans on Instagram as “Aunt Sarah Draws,” is a cartoonist and illustrator based in New York whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, the book New Erotica for Feminists, and other humor publications. Many of her cartoons touch upon situational anxieties and guilt related to shopping, insomnia, and friendships, and relationships—and as her skyrocketing popularity on social media indicates, many people can relate.

Check out Aunt Sarah Draws’ latest projects on Creatively here.

What is the first creative project you remember?

When I was five, I remember making tons of things out of cardboard—I made my entire family customized cardboard shoes (more like slides), a vacuum cleaner that functioned more as a dust pan, and a camera that I would pull little illustrations that were meant to be photos. I loved cardboard and tape.

Describe your aesthetic in three words.

Simple. Effortless. Brisk.

What was the most fulfilling collaboration you’ve worked on?

I truly love to collaborate with others on projects because I tend to learn so much. Everyone works so differently in ways I wouldn’t initially expect, so I find myself finding new ways of managing work, communicating, and incorporating feedback. A couple of years ago, I worked on illustrations for a short humor book (New Erotica For Feminists), and though quite fulfilling and exciting on its own as a project, I learned so much in the book publishing process in seeing a book go from pitch to development that I have taken away and leveraged in creative pitches for my own work.

What’s one creative project that taught you something fundamental about yourself?

Each one does! I find once I move past disappointment, I learn quite a bit from my rejections—how I can improve something, where something was unclear, ways to make my work stronger and more coherent. I used to focus so much on trying to draw “better,” and now I focus on how I can be a better storyteller.

Do you think creativity is something you’re born with, or something you’re taught?

I think everyone is creative, but I think it’s also something that benefits from regular practice. I find I am most creative when I wake up early and spend a couple hours going through idea generation exercises and least creative when I am watching reality TV, texting my friends about “not feeling very creative :/”.

What’s the last dream you had?

I’ve been having a lot of dreams lately about going to the airport or purchasing a car. Most recently I dreamt about arriving back home after being at the Berlin airport, realizing I forgot something, so then turning around and flying back to Berlin while wearing a mask.

One hundred years from now, what do you hope people write about your work?

No! This is too much pressure! I refuse! I don’t expect anyone to be talking about my work in 100 years, but if they do, I expect it to be in some sort of secondary school where they have access to old instances of the internet. Maybe a student stumbles upon one of my cartoons while researching millennial anxiety born out of the social media era for a history paper and makes a note to reference it in the appendix alongside a Tinder screenshot and Tumblr page while thinking about the intergalactic party they are going to that weekend and what space suit they should wear. 

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Mia Moretti

Mia Moretti is a New York-based DJ, songwriter, and poet. Moretti’s music has become the go-to soundtrack for everything from runway shows to Oscar after-parties, and she can count the vivacious Katy Perry as a collaborator.

No matter the medium, Moretti brings depth and positive energy into everything she creates—seamlessly mixing songs and curating playlists that transport you beyond time and space. Moretti also serves as a Board Member for Housing Works, a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS whose mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy. 

Check out Moretti’s latest projects on Creatively here

What is the first creative project you remember?

Oh, well I would have to say this is probably when I shot the music video for my first single, “So Beautiful.” I convinced my bandmate, Margot, and our good friend/photographer, Rony Alwin, to drive out to the Salton Sea with a suitcase full of animal masks and two Versace dresses. We dressed up as a series of different animals and then descended naked into the sea, only to return as futurist bots that played invisible instruments through their incredible mental powers.

Describe your aesthetic in three words.

I’m only playing.

What was the most fulfilling collaboration you’ve worked on?

Aside from the GRAMMY-deserving aforementioned video… probably my makeup collaboration with MAC Cosmetics. The team at MAC gave me full creative power to name and design a collection focused around music festivals.

What’s one creative project that taught you something fundamental about yourself?

Working on a clothing collaboration; I learned I am very hands on, and I need full approval! It’s scary thinking something you attach your name to could come out completely different than how you designed it.

Do you think creativity is something you’re born with, or something you’re taught?

Oh, everyone has creativity—to say someone does not is to say someone cannot walk or talk. It’s a muscle: the more it’s nurtured, the stronger it becomes.

What’s the last dream you had?

I dreamed I could work again.

One hundred years from now, what do you hope people write about your work?

That it let them dream.

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Posting a Job Listing 

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How do I post a job on Creatively?

To post a job on Creatively––freelance, full-time, part-time or internships––on our website click the dropdown menu “Create” on the top right corner of the homepage and select “Post a Job.”

What information do I need to post a job?

  • JOB or PROJECT TITLE. A project title should be used if you’re hiring multiple roles for one project.
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To complete your listing, press “Publish.” Note, you can edit your job listing at any time, even after it’s published.

When joining Creatively as a recruiter, what tags should I select for my profile?

When joining Creatively as a recruiter, select the tags that are most relevant to your company and/or hiring needs. 

In the future, you’ll be able to link out to listings on your company’s site (i.e. your company’s career page, ATS, or Greenhouse). We plan to release this feature soon. For now, just include any relevant applicant information (i.e. link to Greenhouse link) in your job description. 

Can I make a job listing confidential?

Yes. You can make a job listing confidential by clicking “Private Mode” at the bottom of your listing. Private listings won’t be shown on our website or app. They also can’t be found via google search. And they’re only viewable via a direct link if the user has permission to your brand page.

How do I manage my job listing?

You can access your job listings by going to the “Jobs” section on Creatively, clicking the dropdown “All Jobs”, and then selecting “Your Jobs.” You can also view your “Archived Jobs” using this dropdown. 

For any active job listings, applications will be sent through to the designated jobs contact. Reach out to feedback@creatively.life or your account manager at Creatively to set up or change that email.

Once the position is filled, you can edit the status of your listing by clicking on the drop down field next to “Currently Hiring.”

What does it mean to convert a job listing to a project?

By converting a job listing into a project, you are turning the work that was created based on that job listing into a project, to which the hired creative(s) can add their work and your brand can add to its page. 

How do I search for candidates for my job listing?

Once you post your job listing on Creatively, click the dropdown “All Jobs” and click “Your Jobs.”

Select the role for which you would like to search for candidates.  Click the “Search” button adjacent to the role title, which will bring you to a page that lists all users on Creatively who match the criteria listed in the job post. After reviewing the candidates that match your criteria, you can remove the filters in the search for a broader look.

How do I see who has applied for my job listing?

When you open the job listing, click “search” on the right side, then a project management tool will appear that allows you to see who has applied for the role. Click on the “Applied” tab to see all applicants. 

Can I edit my job listings?

You can edit your listing at any time by clicking “Edit Listing” in the top left corner of your job listing, then updating the appropriate fields and re-publishing the post. 

Can I fill a role with more than one applicant?

You can fill a role with multiple applicants by clicking ”Add Role” toward the bottom of your job listing. 

How do I receive job inquiries and contact qualified candidates?

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You can message candidates by clicking search in your listing and selecting the drop down on the top right corner of the candidate tile and click “Contact.” You may also reach out to Creatively users via DM button on their profile.

Who can access my job listings?

Individual job listings can be shared with anyone, but only members of Creatively can view the complete details. Non-members are prompted to sign up or log in to view the job details.

What metrics are captured?

You will be able to see the number of times the role has been applied to, viewed, and shared with others. For now, just reach out to feeback@creatively.life to get this information.

How do I access my brand page? 

You can access your brand page through your personal Creatively profile. Once you are a brand owner, your personal account will be synced with your brand profile – giving you access to post projects and job listings on behalf of your brand.

How do I manage my brand page?

When you visit your brand page, you’ll be able to reorder the tiles on the page. You can also upload additional projects to the brand page, or your personal profile, by posting to the respective page when you 

“Create a project”. 

If anyone else on your team should have permissions to manage the brand page, please contact feedback@creatively.life. Note, anyone with brand permissions must have a personal account set up first.

What happens if a user tags my brand in their project?

Verifying work is option. If you choose to verify work that your brand has been tagged in, this will add the project to your brand page and verify the project creator as a collaborator with your brand. Verifying the work will also give you access to edit the project.

How can I organize projects added to my brand page?

Just visit the Creatively brand page for more information on how to build your brand page using Creatively’s immersive portfolio tools. 

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Erica Loewy & Anna Wilson, Playboy

Erica Loewy and Anna Wilson are the creative duo at the heart of the revitalization of one of America’s most iconic brands: Playboy. Both are brand veterans: Loewy has been at Playboy for more than three years, working her way from brand coordinator to creative director. And Wilson’s Playboy tenure dates back to 2016, when she started as a photo coordinator—now she serves as the brand’s senior director of multimedia. Together, they have worked tirelessly to reimagine “the Playboy gaze” and create work that is both of-the-moment and, of course, sexy. (In the new version of Playboy, nude models are primarily shot by women.)

Their collaborative work over the past two years has been a far cry from the objectification of the past era, with profiles like Masha Elle, the first amputee Playmate in the brand’s history, or Latin hip-hop impresario Bad Bunny. You can check out Playboy’s latest projects on Creatively here

What is the first creative project you remember?

The first creative project we worked on together was the Playboy Winter 2019 Issue. While the entire project stands out as a sort of awakening into our creative process and collaborative rhythm, we’ll never forget some of the amazing work that came out of it. Specifically, we worked on the cover with Marius Sperlich and some memorable pictorials of Lizzo and Ezra Miller.

Describe your aesthetic in three words.

Nostalgic. Glossy. Intimate.

Fandomination: Elsa Jean. Photographed by: Charlotte Rutherford for Playboy (Winter 2020).

What was the most fulfilling collaboration you’ve worked on?

It was extremely fulfilling to collaborate with Charlotte Rutherford and Elsa Jean on Elsa’s pictorial titled Fandomination. Charlotte and Elsa are both powerhouses in their respective industries and the entire team was wonderful to work with. It was a defining moment for us to embrace a typically non-celebrated industry, porn, and give Elsa an editorial stage where she could speak to things she’s passionate about.

What’s one creative project that taught you something fundamental about yourself?

This isn’t necessarily one project in particular, because each time we shoot a Playmate it teaches us something unique, but in general it has been a beautiful learning process directing Playmate shoots. We went into our roles at Playboy wanting to take a risk with this particular franchise; We wanted to ask the Playmate what they wanted and then deliver on it and let them be involved in the process. It felt nerve wracking at the beginning to give up some control but we felt that these women are not just bodies on set and for us to direct such an intimate moment in someone else’s life, we learned to trust ourselves. Once we started to trust ourselves more with that moment, we saw that everyone began to equally trust themselves and the outcome became this really special place where people are allowed to be themselves and not fit into a mold.

Do you think creativity is something you’re born with, or something you’re taught?

We think creativity is something you are definitely born with, but is something that society tries to beat out of you, and so a majority of people unlearn their creativity. We make sure to exercise our creative muscles in areas outside of just our jobs, so we continue to allow our expression to evolve.

Playmate of the Year 2019: Jordan Emanuel. Photographed by: Adrienne Raquel for Playboy.

What’s the last dream you had?

I almost never remember my dreams but when I do they’re colorful. —Erica

I have a lot of stress dreams about missing classes in college and not graduating and then wake up and realize I’m an adult with a full-time career. —Anna

One hundred years from now, what do you hope people write about your work?

We hope it challenges people’s views on Playboy and makes people question their own view on the erotic gaze. We are two women who, for a period of time, hold the reins in defining the visual aesthetics for a once male-dominated brand and that means something to us. We hope people can see through our work that sex is fun and natural and okay and most importantly, we hope people realize how much we care and how much intention we put into all of the decisions we make.

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Amber Vittoria

If Amber Vittoria’s work seems familiar, it’s thanks to a wildly impressive roster of collaborators: the New York City-based illustrator has worked with NBC, Warby Parker, Gucci, The New York Times, Instagram, and more. 

After starting her career as a graphic designer at Victoria’s Secret, Vittoria moved on to an Art Director post at VaynerMedia before pursuing her own creative work full-time. Her work centers on the portrayal of women within art—featuring colorful illustrations that play with the idea of femininity and the feminine form, including overtly extended limbs and playfully rounded features. In a painting series called “How We Carry Ourselves,” for example, women are represented as colorful swirls of paint with little heads and feet, with titles like “Fancy for FaceTime” and “My Posture is Perfect.”

In addition to her mint collaborators, Vittoria earned a nod from Forbes this year, which included her in its annual “30 Under 30” list. You can check out Vittoria’s latest projects on Creatively here.

What is the first creative project you remember?

My earliest creative memory is coloring in a coloring book with my dad when we were on vacation. We were in Cape Cod, and he was teaching me how to color within the lines, and I was very perplexed by the idea, haha.

Describe your aesthetic in three words.

Vibrant. Engaging. Thoughtful.

What was the most fulfilling collaboration you’ve worked on?

I’d say my candle collaboration a few years ago with Otherland; it was inspired by the women in my family, and in the family of the founder as well.

What’s one creative project that taught you something fundamental about yourself?

My residency at Facebook’s Analog Lab gave me the courage to experiment with a new medium, allowing me to explore form in ways I was always nervous about sharing publicly. 

Do you think creativity is something you’re born with, or something you’re taught?

In true Gemini fashion, I would say both; we are all creative in different ways, and how we are taught to use our creativity helps inform what type of creative outlet we seek.

What’s the last dream you had?

I dreamt that the pandemic was behind us, and that we could hug people again—it was a glorious dream.

One hundred years from now, what do you hope people write about your work?

I hope people will be writing about my work in 100 years; how flattering would that be! If they are, I’d hope they could relate to the period in which I made this art—the struggles and the joys.

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Job listings are now live on Creatively! We’ve made it easy to showcase your portfolio and resume and apply for amazing opportunities, including openings like Creative Director at Lunya, UX Prototyper at HBO Max, Senior Apparel Pattern-Maker at FIGS, Graphic Designer at Flighthouse, Design Assistant at alice+olivia, Senior Technical Architect at RIOS, VP of Content at Food52, Technical Designer at SKIMS, and Design Director at Vice.

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Looking for work? Just click on “Jobs”—or the briefcase icon in the app—to see all the open roles available on Creatively. You can filter by company, skill, and location; or select “For You” to see a curated list of jobs in your industry. Find a job that you think you’d be perfect for? Just click “Apply” and the hiring manager will be sent a link to view your portfolio and resume on Creatively. 

Now you can build out your portfolio of work, add your resume to your profile, network with fellow creatives and prestigious brands, find and apply for jobs—all in one seamless experience.

Find the Best Creative Talent for Your Project

Brands on Creatively can now post job opportunities and network with a qualified community of creative talent. Whether you’re looking to recruit a full-time role or fill a freelance gig on a new project, you can post a job and review applicants’ portfolios, collaborators, and work history, all in one place. 

We’ll be spotlighting several of the incredible brands on Creatively on Instagram and TikTok at @hellocreatively—and you can follow all the brands you love on our app and website! 

So what are you waiting for? Update your portfolio and let’s get to work. 

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Creatively is more than a platform—we’re a creative collective. 

Questions or feedback? Email us at feedback@creatively.life