2014 was full of creative action, which we define as an exertion of positive intent, rejuvenating power and clear-headed follow-through that allows ideas and projects to exist and thrive by using art, design and community engagement. This past year we worked with many creative entrepreneurs and artists to help their life-long work shine through a new online presence and identity; we worked with organizations to launch design competitions and exhibitions; we celebrated the amazing work of the speakers at our DELVE events, and we met and were inspired by countless artists in our DELVE workshops. Take a look at some beautiful case studies here. In all of our work, creative action is at the core of our mission. We love making progress on projects that truly matter to our clients and to our world, and empowering our collaborators and clients to do the same.
We also wanted to take this time to highlight a few friends who also took creative action this year:
- Arts Gowanus made the most amazing Gowanus Open Studios yet happen for over 300 artists in this inspiring Brooklyn neighborhood.
- Speaking of Gowanus, our studio neighbors made the industrially glorious Kentile Floor Sign light up once more before it was taken down.
- Van Alen Institute opened up a whole new ground floor space in Manhattan with new dynamic programming based on the belief that "design can transform cities, landscapes, and regions to improve people’s lives."
- All of our DELVE Networking event speakers in 2014 create work that is so inspiring, we left the DELVE events energized, impressed and inspired. Many of them contributed interviews on our blog, and we look forward to referring back to this content when we need a recharge and to find kinship with other passionate people.
In the spirit of taking action, we can't wait to see what 2015 has in store! Just in the first few weeks of the year you can:
- Sign up for new DELVE Workshops around Brooklyn, which help artists and creatives better communicate what they do to the world.
- Join us for an opening at Transmitter Gallery in Bushwick on January 9th, a new collaborative curatorial initiative, focusing on programming that is multidisciplinary, international and experimental, founded in 2014 by Rob de Oude, Carl Gunhouse, Rod Malin, Tom Marquet, Mel Prest, and Kind Aesthetic's own Sara Jones.
- Register for one-on-one personal feedback and guidance on your art or creative practice with the DELVE Toolkit. Read more on our site.
Take action everyday on projects that truly matter to you! Cheers to a productive and healthy 2015, and thank you for being part of our community.
XO, Sara and Andrea