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Behold our global network of thinkers and doers: creative, wise & engaged; thoughtful people doing good work. Use the filtering widget to browse in grid or list view.

   

"Listen, observe. Then create."

Karina Seljak

Co-Founder/Director | Seljak Brand

Sydney, Australia

I am a designer and story teller based in Sydney. I use my powers to ride the transformational wave to a new way of making and consuming things. My company Seljak Brand uses textile waste to make recycled blankets at a mill in Tasmania, with an eye to expand to other waste streams and new  … [see more]

"Traditional and normal can go elsewhere"

Elizabeth Ramsey

Founder | Blank Space

Oslo, Norway

Gallery, Workshops, Studios, Community - Visual Communication in Oslo. I was born in Toledo OH (1988). lived in San Francisco for 7 years, and then moved to Norway in 2012. Educated at the Academy of Art University, I have 2 Bachelor's Degrees in Fine Art, one with a focus in traditional illustration and one in  … [see more]

"Buy less - Pay more"

Adrian Newstead

Art Consultant | Cooee Art and Adrian Newstead Fine Art

Sydney, Australia

I am a consultant and entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience working in Aboriginal and Australian Contemporary art. I established Australia's oldest Aboriginal art gallery -Coo-ee Aboriginal art Gallery in 1981. Amongst the many positions I have held have been Founding President of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia and Director of Aboriginal Tourism  … [see more]

"Doing lovely things with lovely people to make the world a lovely place."

Liane Rossler

Artist and designer. | Liane Rossler

Sydney, Australia

Designer, artist, curator. … [see more]

"www.dylanfarrell.com"

Dylan Farrell

Principal | Dylan Farrell Design // Hamel + Farrell

Sydney, Australia

My work hopes to grey the lines between the applied and fine arts, as well as challenge the limitations around social structures and norms. … [see more]

Robert D. Austin

Professor | Ivey Business School

London, Canada

Researcher, teacher, experienced manager at major multinational corporations (automotive and technology companies) and educational institutions (dean of a business school, CEO of executive education foundation); experienced C-Level consultant to many multinational companies; for more than a decade , faculty chair and faculty member in executive education programs at Harvard Business School; author of several books  … [see more]

"Do things that make your heart grow"

Masako Fukui

Writer/Producer/Storyteller/Journalist

Sydney, Australia

Japanese Australian, born in India. I'm a bilingual writer, radio documentary producer, journalist and storyteller. Was previously a sex educator in schools and a community health worker. As a media professional I've worked for high profile institutions including the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), BBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Asahi Shimbun, Nikkei (Nihon Keizai  … [see more]

"Do what you love."

Chloe Ferres

Photographer, Graphic Designer, Creative Thinker, Conceptual Artist, Lecturer

Sydney, Australia

I am a creative. I am a collector of maps, postcards, stamps, scissors, rocks, cameras, rulers, glass jars, and much more. I am a traveller, seeking to set foot on every continent. I am a bibliophile, and my home is overflowing with books. I love to learn. I have undergraduate degrees in both Photography and  … [see more]

"Transforming the media landscape one Tweet at a time"

Marie Sornin

Head of international development- Twitter Amplify | Twitter

New York City, United States

Transforming the media landscape one Tweet at a time. Over 10 years of digital media experience around the world. I thrive in entrepreneurial environments like I did when co founding eclosion.net in France (full service digital agency) or developing Twitter video services in emerging markets. I always think creatively and use my leadership skills to  … [see more]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

"Let's do something epic"

Annie Bell (nee Woodhead)

Global Marketing Director | Alum of: BCG Digital Ventures, Fjord, GE, Financial Times

Sydney, Australia

I'm a big believer in the power of design to change the world. I'm fascinated by trends in the internet, design thinking and the application of technology to improve people’s lives. And I'm obsessed about new, bleeding edge technologies! My love affair with communications began almost 14 years ago, and I've been working in the  … [see more]

"to embody & live, know, connect, transcend, share, care and dare in common frames of references"

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Consultant, Facilitator, ... | various GLocally....

Berlin, Germany

"I had a couple of lifes: technician and engineer, planner, consultant, sales and marketing, infographics coiner, environmental management and research, curator, futurist, educator, facilitator, ... in fields as wide as: environmental education, culture, youth, media,... My function is capacitity building along and across scales and cultures in an appreciative, attentive style typical for concerned generalists,  … [see more]

"Swim against the stream, work, rest and lots of play"

Iain Ainsworth

Company Owner/Marketier | WHITE LINE®

London, Great Britain

I am having the time of my life not only running my businesses but by doing what i enjoy, working with the people that share my passion for the details, those that dared to dream. I am currently involved in the worlds of travel & lifestyle - working with strong independent souls and products that  … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [see more]

"Making saving the world groovy and fun..."

Scott Bolden

Sustainable Solutions Developer and Designer | Das Baumhaus Berlin

Berlin, Germany

I have degrees in Art and Engineering and practical experience in those fields as well as in systems, product, interior, and architectural design. I also have experience in music and event production as well as a broad range of activities having to do with sustainable development. if a system is sustainable then it means it  … [see more]

"There are no beaten paths for unconventional ideas. And no shortcuts."

Jessica Covi

Industrial + Experience Design | Grete Kraft Atelier

Sydney, Australia

I am an Austrian-born industrial designer who specializes in experiential and holistic product design. After my masters studies at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and some time working in Zurich, I moved to New York City and after working as an industrial designer for frog Design, teaching classes and workshops at SVA, NYU and  … [see more]

Javier Alvarez

Photographer

Santiago, Chile

I am a documentary photographer whose focus is on social issues regarding identity and resistance in different cities around Latin America. I completed my study in Professional Photography at ARCOS (Arts and Communication school), where I proceeded to begin my career as an assistant for a fashion and advertising photography studio in Santiago. I am  … [see more]

"Make things happen"

Zuzu Galova

Idea maker & creative | Crea Crea Studio

Komarno, Slovakia

My partner and I started our own studio Crea Crea studio. We work on different project through various platforms online and offline. We deliver creative solutions in the most efficient and effective way. As we both worked for the advertising agency before, we offer a wide range of services - from social media, photography, illustration  … [see more]

Sasha Abram

Designer - Researcher | University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I am currently a Service Designer based in Sydney, Australia and I employ a human-centred approach to designing with organisations for business innovation and strategic outcomes. I am also a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and am undertaking a Master of Design (Research), in Design for Social Innovation. My research is based in  … [see more]

"investing in the present through paying attention and growing collective interest"

Tammy Meyer

Advocate | the Commons

Vancouver, Canada

I am deeply concerned about the state of the world, and am inspired to connect and share with others who are working towards the 'common good'. Through generative, authentic and thoughtful conversations 'for the record', I am motivated to better understand the conditions that give rise to our challenges, and create spaces for people to  … [see more]

Clara Vuletich

Sustainability Strategist & Designer

Sydney, Australia

I work as a sustainability strategist and trainer for fashion brands and organisations, helping them transition towards a sustainable supply chain; purpose-driven strategy and sustainable product offer. I began my journey as a printed textile design student in London, over 12 years ago. After learning first-hand about the damaging impacts of textile print and dye  … [see more]

"Design is about problem solving with people at the heart of it."

Vincent Zhang

Student | ArtCenter College of Design

Vancouver, Canada

My biggest inspiration in life are my parents, and the most important lesson they taught me is how to be adaptable. It is an innate ability that lies dormant in all of us and for me, I had to learn how to do it very quickly as I moved around along with my parents as  … [see more]

"Strategic thinker - but personal, practical and sharing oriented"

Martin Venzky-Stalling

Senior Advisor | Various

Chiang Mai, Thailand

I work in the fields of innovation and creativity with organizations, governments, communities and cities. My interests are creative cities, smart cities, creative economy, triple helix, power of ideas,... I like cycling, swimming, books an movies. I am father of two boys. We live in Chiang Mai and I come from Germany. … [see more]

Sydnye Allen

Early Education Leader

Sydney, Australia

I work in early education, supporting children, families and communities to thrive. I have an academic background and have worked in early education for 17 years. I completed a PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas. I look forward to partnering with other general thinkers to develop education and health  … [see more]

Hannah Tribe

Architect | Tribe Studio

Sydney, Australia

I am the Founder and Principal of Tribe Studio Architects. We just love designing things. We do houses, hotels, apartments, public spaces, educational work, interiors, door handles, lights, whole cities ... I studied architecture at Cornell University and the University of Sydney graduating with First Class Honours and the University Medal. I also received the  … [see more]

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