When and where?
On Friday the 28th of September we will be hosting a panel discussing the creative industries at The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. The panel will be made up of 6 industry leaders, one from each creative field daisie features: film, fashion, art, photography, music and literature. It is very important to us here at daisie that each industry is represented in order to allow people to understand the differences and, more often so, the similarities between working in the creative sector.
How to I get an invite?
At daisie, we want to make sure that all of our events are accessible and valuable for daisie users. To make sure the audience truly benefit from the discussion, specifically as it is such an intimate event (with only 60 invites) we're asking all daisie users to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a piece of their work. We have no intention to assess or grade your work, we just want to make sure that our audience is made up of creatives, regardless of their experience. So what are you waiting for!
Who is on the panel?
The panel will be hosted by Maisie Williams, cofounder of daisie, who will be joined by five other panelists, each representing different creative industries.
Our first guest Savannah Brown is a former YouTuber turned writer and spoken word poet. Her best-selling poetry collection GRAFFITI was a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016. Savannah's debut novel "The Truth about Keeping Secrets", a high school thriller, will be published next March with Penguin Random House UK.
Guest number two goes by the name Monki. She is a DJ specialising in the electronic genre and has been in the music industry for seven years. Now, with a BBC radio 1 show, her own party brand and record label she presides over a mini empire.
Savannah Blake, representing photography actually broke into the industry as a fashion model and has since pursued her passion for music and photography by cofounding WAVE magazine. WAVE magazine is a platform for up and coming UK musicians which Blake also photographs for.
Joshua Kane, our fourth panellist, has been working as a fashion designer for the last 15 years, in companies like Burberry and Paul Smith. In 2014 Kane established his own label focused on bespoke tailoring, which opened it's doors to Londoners in Spitalfields, East London. He has also recently been awarded the IARA Best Fashion Designer (2016 and 2017) and The 21st Century Icon Award for Savvy Luxury Retailer of the year.
And finally we will be joined by Alex Jenkins, an illustrator from the suburbs of South London. He has worked with clients such as Vans, BBC 3, Vice, and The New York times. Jenkins describes his work as exploration of satirical and critical subjects through a distinctive and vivid style. He is also planning on expanding his craft by developing his illustrations into animation.
If you would like to find them on instagram their usernames are: @savbrown @monkidj @savannahblake_ @joshuakanebespoke @alexgamsujenkins
What are they talking about?
Breaking into the industry and maintaining consistent work is not easy. This begs the question: how do you keep a sustainable career in the creative industries? The panel will discuss how they broke into the industry and the struggles they faced making a living from creative work. Daisie is trying to alleviate some of the struggles that creatives face by making collaboration more accessible. Unlike conventional social platforms, daisie intends to connect creatives to improve their work by working together and inspiring each-other.
Will there be any more?
This will be the first of many talks daisie will be hosting. We want to encourage our users, and all creators, to help each other grow by sharing their experiences and their knowledge. By sharing your experiences, you can spare other creators the struggles you faced in the industry and build a more collaborative and supportive creative community.
Make sure you keep your eyes on our blog and social media accounts to hear about more upcoming talks!