Daianna Karaian, Founder and editor
Daianna helps thoughtful, creative people collaborate with each other to do world-changing work. She runs Thoughtful WORKShops, co-created Thought Starter, started Thoughtful Magazine, plays the cello and makes sourdough bread. @daiannatweets
Tina Bernstein, Cover artist
Tina, designer and artist, is a creative entrepreneur and the co-founder of Mapology Guides, illustrated maps for life’s journey. She also offers bespoke Mapology Guides for businesses and organisations, and has just produced one in collaboration with NHS England. @mapologyguides
Amit Shah, Writer
Amit is confused and trying to understand humans and the world we have created, and help others who feel similarly inclined, over at Dust Jacket. In his spare time he writes about stuff, occasionally takes photos, but mostly makes random salads. @i_am_muser
Uzma Rizvi, Writer
Uzma is an artist and freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has written and illustrated books for children. You can find her trying out recipes and exploring Sufi poetry between her children’s basketball and volleyball games. She wants to do more papier mâché.
Paul Rowson, Playlister
Paul is older than Methuselah. He had a chequered career but was never actually run out of town. He enjoys music, reading, walking and alcohol, but not at the same time. Currently enjoying the rural idyll in North Yorkshire. @PRowson
Sara Bender, Writer
Sara is a freelance creative strategist who lives in London, and a changemaker trying to create a life she will Forever Applaud. She’s also an entrepreneur working with Lucy Davies to build We Are In Good Company, the brand on a mission to make space for sober. @weareingoodco
Last but never least…
Special thanks to Jason Karaian, Tessa Clarke, Rowena Cumner, all those who’ve provided feedback, support and encouragement from the start, and everyone else who made the CONNECT issue possible.
We like to live well,
and we want to make good.
So we’re building a movement of creators who want to make things that make a difference and inspire others to do the same.
We are enterprising people who are making a living by making better things. Fixers and fabricators who see treasure where others see trash. Artists changing hearts and minds to change the world. Designers, builders and storytellers who want to create the future today. Forward-thinkers who think there’s a better way of doing things.
We want the things we make, do and buy to give us pleasure, not guilt. We want to do work that’s both mission-led and design-driven.
We are creative. We are generous.
We are Thoughtful.
MOO believes design tells a story about us and what we stand for. Its vision is simple but ambitious: “great design for everyone.” So it makes it easy for anyone to create beautiful, expertly crafted business stationery and promotional materials to help start conversations, open doors and strengthen relationships.
The House of St Barnabas is a members’ club challenging stereotypes and redefining the notion of exclusivity. Located in the heart of Soho, it’s a creative, vibrant space with a social mission—to break the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion in London through accredited qualifications, work experience, job opportunities and mentoring in its on-site employment academy. And all the heritage, art and culture members could want.
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