What do the words “Creative Community bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?
BE: Creative Community is the whole Industry that we work with...Photographers, Art Directors, clients and all of the support people involved in the creation of an ad and or production of a job. It's really a beautiful experience when everyone does their job well and all the pieces fit together to make it all happen seamlessly.
NF: Creative Community makes me think of all the movers and shakers who think outside the box, and who see the gray in situations people may only see black and white. I think of a group of resilient people who have grown with a changing industry, embraced new ways of making pictures, and people open to teaching the trade to passionate newbies.
The best way to utilize the community is to use the members to collaborate creatively, to help problem solve, and to be a support system as the industry offers special challenges that other may not relate to.
DN: Creative Community represents a population of people who get to do what they love on a daily basis and make the world a more colorful, captivating and inspiring place. I think every member of a creative community is an incredible resource because the range of experience, taste and talent each member of it possesses is incredibly vast, so the best way to utilize members in a creative community is to be open to meeting, working with and learning from all of them.
What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?
NF: Handbag, unless it's a gym bag - an iphone charger, a backup portable charger (can't be without email-as you know!), chapstick, hand sanitizer, spearmint gum, gloves (because Boston is cold!) and a few left over Jolly Ranchers from Valentines Day!
Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession:
BE: 1. Be Brave 2. Be professional 3. Have fun!
NF: 1. Say "YES" to everything! You'll find out what you like, or you'll find out what you don't like. But you'll always learn something!
2. Test. If you want to style, test! It grows your network and evolves your style.
3. Have fun! The people you meet and the experiences on set will be memories that will last a lifetime
What are some of your favorite places/books/blogs/websites for inspiration?
BE: Places: The Ocean, The Woods, Italy, Brittany, Gloucester
Books: Breakfast with Buddha, Boston Girl, Everything I Never Told You
NF: Places: Budapest, Boston, because its home, and anywhere that the company can not be beat!
Books:The Beautiful and the Damned, Night
Blogs: Refinery 29
DN: Places: Florence, Nantucket, NYC, LA, and around just about any kitchen table for good conversation
Books: The Big Leap, The Four Agreements, Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants
Who are the people that have been instrumental in your success as a creative professional?
NF: Barbe Ennis - as she has always embraces change!
What would be your last supper?
BE: Oysters, a delish piece of fresh caught fish, a fresh organic mesclun salad, Key Lime pie.
NF: Truffle fries and pinot noir
What would be your Networking Do's & Dont's.:
BE: DO include everyone you know and want to know in the Industry. (Don't be snobby). DO have something to leave with your new friend (business card or URL). DO have a positive attitude (DON'T be negative). DO be kind to all (DON'T be catty) DO HAVE FUN!
DN: Do make yourself go even if you’re on the fence – you never know who you’ll connect with and what you’ll connect about. Don’t be discouraged if it takes a while for opportunities to materialize… you’re putting good energy in motion just by putting yourself out there.
Full Name: ENNIS Inc
Profession: ENNIS is a bi-coastal agency representing talent in the fields of prop & wardrobe styling, interiors, food styling, and hair and makeup artistry and offering production services.
Industry: Advertising, photography, web, broadcast, events and social media
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