Daianna Karaian, Founder and editor
Daianna helps thoughtful, creative people collaborate with each other to do world-changing work. She co-created Thought Starter, started Thoughtful Magazine, runs Thoughtful WORKShops, plays the cello and makes sourdough bread. @daianna.thoughtstarter
Warren Beeby, Cover artist
Warren is a creative director living in London. After spending over 25 years working in publishing, brand and communications, he now heads up the creative offer at Futerra – a change agency dedicated to making a positive impact in the world. @warrenbeeby01
Torz Dallison, Photographer
Torz is a documentary and fine art photographer. Living between the US and UK, she has documented recent politically historic times with the Women’s March on Washington and protest marches on both sides of the Atlantic. @torz_d
Roshni Goyate, Poet
Roshni is co-founder of The Other Box, a diversity and inclusion company that educates and empowers people to live more inclusively. She’s also a published poet with her collective 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE who sold out their run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. @roshnigoyate
Gael Welstead, Writer
Gael is a designer, researcher and strategist with a sensitivity to place. She just finished her MA in design history and material culture including a thesis studying the influence of map design on placemaking in the contemporary city. Gael is fuelled by a fascination for people, cities and the patterns of life. @gaelwelstead
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.
Last but never least…
Special thanks to Jason Karaian, Alison Camps, all those who’ve provided feedback, support and encouragement from the start, and everyone else who made the RISE issue possible.
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