Studio Rider Founder Alma Lacour’s “Brief Briefs” Spark Creativity

Encouragement for artists, writers, makers and imaginers who long for structured assignments

Amidst our shifted quarantine schedules, many have grappled with time lost, time gained or strained, blank brain spaces, and the pressure to accomplish something—or anything. Artist advocate and collaborative coach Alma Lacour (founder of creative agency Studio Rider and an alum of Bernstein & Andriulli and Mass Appeal) understands that often, when we’re hoping to be creative, we need a spark. With her #briefbriefs assignments on Instagram, …

Connecting Creatives Online With “Pair Up”

Though commonplace, mentorships and networking events pose challenges stemming from timing, location and cost; they may also be downright daunting for many creatives, which is why a new online iteration called Pair Up exists. Founded by design director Myles Palmer, the platform aims to connect creatives online so they can workshop projects, ask for and offer advice, and simply discuss their challenges within the industry. Palmer (who has …

Free Live Conversations at “TED Connects: Community and Hope”

With a captivating roster of speakers that aims to tackle topics plaguing the world at large, the series TED Connects: Community and Hope will provide free, daily conversations this week—commencing 23 March with Harvard Medical School’s Susan A David, PhD on emotional agility. Bill Gates will follow up his much-discussed TED Talk with more insight on the healthcare system on Tuesday 24 March. And the …