Talking with all kinds of creators about all kinds of creativity. Presented and produced by Camille Favreau, and co-produced by David Gauntlett, at Ryerson University's Creativity Everything lab in Toronto.
Hansel Igbavboa – Entrepreneurship, combining your creative expressions and social justice (#11)
Hansel Igbavboa is a Creative Entrepreneur and filmmaker whose work is steeped in social innovation. You can find out more on his personal disha page: https://hansel.disha.page/
Amanda Scriver – Stories and activism through creativity (#10)
Amanda Scriver is a freelance journalist, passionate community builder, and award-winning social media strategist best known for being fat, loud, and shouty on the Internet. Throughout her career, Amanda has written for noted publications such as Healthline, Buzzfeed, Leafly, The Washington Post, Allure, FLARE, The Walrus, and Refinery 29 on body image, fat activism, mental health, and cannabis. In 2019, she was selected as one of twenty writers to attend the summer literary arts program at the Banff Centre for the Arts to work her untitled memoir project.
Amanda’s body image advocacy work has been profiled in places like Mashable, CBC Metro Morning, NOW Magazine, VICE, FASHION Magazine, Bustle, and The Toronto Star. She has also moderated and participated in panels for companies like Bumble, Addition Elle, and The Drake Hotel. Plus she has developed workshops for The Toronto Public Library and the University of Toronto, and
participated in readings during The Naked Heart Festival, Without/Pretend's storytelling events, and The Word on the Street Festival.
Currently, Amanda lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner. She finds joy in reality television, drag shows, bold shades of lipstick and curating a good potato chip buffet. Do not ask what her favourite restaurant is, it’s complicated.
Nicola Hamilton - Uncovering your intuitive creative process (#9)
Nicola Hamilton is a multidisciplinary designer based in Toronto, Canada. The majority of her career has been focused on editorial design and art direction (read: she’s obsessed with magazines.) Her work has been internationally recognized by the D&AD, the Society of Publication Designers, and the National Magazine Awards, among others.
Nicola is the co-founder of The Scaries Project, an artistic exploration of the emotional realities of being creative, a part-time design educator at Humber College and George Brown College, an occasional speaker, and the current President of RGD.
Find her on the Internet @nickydearest and @the.scaries
David Gauntlett – Writing, music, and exploring creativity (#8)
David Gauntlett is Canada Research Chair in Creativity at Ryerson University, Toronto, and founder of the Creativity Everything lab. He is the author of ten books, including Making is Connecting (2011, second edition 2018). Throughout his academic career he has made things, such as an award-winning website and the project A Drawing A Day, and worked with creative organizations including a 14-year collaboration with LEGO and the LEGO Foundation. In this episode we discuss the idea of everyday creativity, and the processes of writing, and of making music.
Katia Oloy - Design, illustration and business: purposeful creativity (#7)
Katia Oloy is an artist and visual storyteller based in Los Angeles, California who believes in creating joyful designs that evoke powerful emotions while staying relentlessly curious. Having worked in entertainment, gaming, and technology industries, she's earned a diverse portfolio of experience and is focused on bringing her skills to help companies and people tell their stories in meaningful and fun ways.
Katia was also kind enough to give the listeners of the podcast a free brush set that she created!
Here's the code for a free Glitch Procreate brushset from Katia's gumroad: youshouldbedrawing
Tasneem - Music, acting, writing: a creative journey (#6)
Tasneem is a Canadian American multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on music, writing, and acting. Their music career started out in NYC performing at Carnegie Hall & singing back-up and playing guitar for Kelis on Saturday Night Live. Tasneem is currently a music producer mentor at Artscape Daniels Launchpad. Their EP Just Before The World Ends is out now on all streaming platforms. As a writer, they have participated in the CBS Diversity showcase, and are in pre-production for a short film called September 10th about 3 Queer Muslims the night before 9-11, which was workshopped at the John Humphrey Center For Peace and Social Justice in Edmonton. As an actor, they have appeared on Netflix, FX, and AMC. Tasneem counts art as a tool for survival and self-awareness.
WHAT A JOY !