A Creative Collective

Helping to empower the creative community

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Empowering the Creative Community

  • KnowledgeShare

    “You can’t just give someone a creativity injection. You have to create an environment for curiosity and a way to encourage people and get the best out of them.” -Ken Robinson ...

  • Empowering the Community

    As creative professionals ourselves, we seek to educate, empower and engage the community, not compete against it. By sharing our vision, we hope to elevate the community as a whole, while ...

  • Professional Development

    “I have learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong risk management, a lot of cash, the willingness to invest even when the future is unclear, and great ...

    • David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dies aged 101

      David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dies aged 101

      David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dies aged 101...

      March 21, 2017
    • CTA to Host “Meet the Artist” Community Meetings for Two New Public Art Projects

      CTA to Host “Meet the Artist” Community Meetings for Two New Public Art Projects

      The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will host two upcoming meetings to allow members of the communities surrounding the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Blue Line and Diversey Brown Line stations an opportunity to provide input and meet renowned, Chic...

      March 16, 2017
    • One of Japan's best-known manga artists, Jiro Taniguchi, has died aged 69, his publisher has announced....

      February 13, 2017
    • Remembering Variety

      Remembering Variety

      For any of you who grew up on comics between the 70’s to the 90’s might have stopped by Variety comics. Passers-by may remember the comic inspired mural standing guard on Western.  ...

      September 17, 2016
    • Zedd at North Coast

      Zedd at North Coast


      September 12, 2016
    • ODESZA @ North Coast

      ODESZA @ North Coast

      We are always jamming ODESZA here, sooooo happy that they were here at North Coast! We didn’t even notice someone had a Harambe banner until we were transferring pics! Pics and vids below....

      September 12, 2016

Fall Into...

With the change of seasons, come the faded summer breezes and late nights. The onslaught of the holidays, end of the year and colder temperatures can easily have many creatives and artists distracted from the work on hand. Then again, it’s not all that comfortable shivering in a barely heated ...

Not just a hobby.

Empowering the creative community by sharing, collaborating and some damn good coffee...

Getting Back into It

The holidays are over and slowly but surely, things are slowly returning to the normal, whatever that is. Slowly trying to back into the groove can be a painstaking process, especially after being out of grind for a bit. For creatives, we’re not ...

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The Visual Story

Can you imagine reading a news article, perhaps some significant occurrence without any visual cues or images? How would someone feel when watching the news, hearing of some breaking news, with no visual content? It would be difficult to fully ...

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Speak in Tongues

  Back when we were redesigning the site, some of us were in a shared office space. Occasionally, we asked a couple of the designers to work on site a couple days during the week to do follow up on projects. Naturally, some of the graphic ...

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This is Water

One of our favorites here… Originally the commencement Speech to Kenyon College class of 2005 by David Foster Wallace. The Glossary, who does outstanding work turned it into a short video, which was absolutely stunning but no longer ...

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What Retrospective

Several of us from the studio have left the safety of the city and have gone venturing in the burbs for an evening of hors d’oeuvre, cocktails and the promise that we will enjoy the night. We all meet at one of our houses to prepare ...

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White Paper: A look at the proposal packet

It is a warm summer afternoon, and I am sitting with the owner of a popular gallery in the area. The gallery is in between shows, so there is some downtime for me to hang out, talk art, have some wine and enjoy an afternoon out of the office. ...

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Sometimes you get on that wave and you don’t want to stop – whether it’s 2 AM in the studio or an afternoon at the café when you’re just writing ideas in your notebook. Your imagination is boundless, but yet sometimes you need the day to ...

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Team No Sleep

We often joke about using “Team No Sleep” in our conversations and hashtags. But there is a lot of powerful truth behind this little phrase, that goes beyond late nights. The truth is that no matter the choices and career path you ...

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Off Exploring

The shows, events and places we have gone to in search of art, creativity and expression in the world...

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