Must Attend Event Series: Creative Mornings by swissmiss [This Month, Jessi Arrington]

Do you like starting your day inspired and surrounded by incredibly interesting people? Then you need to attend Creative Mornings. I’m super glad that this month’s CreativeMornings was my first, because it was clearly very special. CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee.

Jessi Arrington, queen of color, was the speaker at this month’s event. Her talk focused on tips for pumping up your creativity…which included trusting yourself, being enthusiastic, and being creative for others.

Jessi Arrington Creative Mornings


Jessi, in her colorful nature, after her talk had us participate in a rainbow parade. Which looked like this:


Photo by placenamehere

There was a band…

Creative Mornings Rainbow Parade Band


I wore a wig that Jessi brought…

Creative Mornings Rainbow Parade Yellow Emily Miethner

And Jacob Krupnick, director of Girl Walk All Day, a past NY Creative Interns panelist, was there to film with Youngna Park (one of the most creative couples I know).

These are the perfect events for NY Creative Interns members. For all you college students and recent grads just starting out, here’s another chance to meet interesting people and learn from greats in the creative community. swissmiss (Tina Roth Eisenberg) has built an amazing event series. We aspire to create events just as great.

The next Creative Mornings event is December 16 (the Friday after our Anniversary Party). We’re going to go as a group, we hope you can join us. We’ll meet outside the venue by 8:30 (we’ll be there a bit earlier) and try to sit together. Be sure to RSVP at the Monday before (it sells out quickly!). You can unofficially RSVP on our meetup group as well.

Check out past talks on their vimeo page. Below are some of our favorite.


2011/06 Yancey Strickler from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

12/11 Charlie Todd from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

2011/01 Milton Glaser from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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