Tina Roth Eisenberg was chugging along in her career as a designer… and then her daughter was born. She realized she had not yet become the kind of woman she had hoped her children would know. She immediately delved into a career as a serial entrepreneur that now includes an impressive group of “labors of love.” In this talk she shares five rules that have helped her launch businesses like Creative Mornings, Tattly, and Studiomates, among others.
Each was a side project that stemmed from a personal frustration. “I have a rule: If I keep complaining about something, I either do something about it or let it go,” says Eisenberg. The result: a group of projects that reflect the values dear to Eisenberg, most importantly using business to positively impact the lives of others.
Whether it’s through having a confetti drawer, keeping sane hours, or building environments that cultivate enthusiasm, Eisenberg urges us all to judge our success with the happiness and personal growth of those around us. “While I really love my work, my work is not me,” she says.
About Tina Roth Eisenberg
Tina Roth Eisenberg, a Swiss born and raised graphic designer, runs four “side-projects gone businesses” out of DUMBO, Brooklyn; a collaborative co-working space called Studiomates, a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux the simple to-do app and Tattly, a design-y temporary tattoo shop. Tina is often referred to as Swissmiss after her popular design blog which is also the name of her Twitter handle.
A refreshing read on “done is better than perfect” and the resolve to build on successes of the past.
This afternoon, I met up with a designer who was in town for a few days. We were catching up and talking shop over drinks, when she brought up an issue near and dear to every designer’s heart (paraphrased). We ship things sometimes and… | Cap Watkins | Sr. Product Design Manager at Etsy. Formerly at Amazon, Formspring and Zoosk. Draws pretty pictures on the Internet all day.
"Bike are the simplest form of transportation and posters are the simplest form of art" - Charles Youel, ARTCRANK founder. The "Poster Party for Bike People" that grew out of Minneapolis is happening in cities across the US and Europe this Spring and Summer. We’re proud to have teamed up with Crash and Sue’s, Doomtree and more to tell this unique story.
Directed by: Tony Franklin
Director of Photography: T.C. Worley
Assistant Camera: Eric Schleicher
Edited by: Ryan Wheeler
Sound Design: Kent Militzer
Colorist: Sue Lakso
This weekend I took a trip to Madison with 3 friends that are training for the Madison Ironman. I’m not doing the Ironman, but will be biking to Chicago with Venture Expeditions in their Midwest Tour…which explains the need for some serious training on the bike!
Arriving in Verona, WI near Madison and seeing bikers already training in May for a race that’s in September was so cool. It was inspiring to see so many athletes take this stuff seriously and get their mind/body/spirit in line with what this race demands.
The countrysides along the 112mi course are breathtaking, and despite the numerous hills that take everything out of you, it was totally worth it. I’m looking forward to heading back to Madison for more. Who knows what this will lead to… :)
Pump up your tires, grab your helmet and saddle up for a non-stop cycling adventure through our beloved Minneapolis.
We will be meeting at the intersection of the Midtown Greenway and West River Parkway along the Mississippi River at 8AM to meet and head to breakfast.
MPLS Foodie Cycle will be making four (4) stops at locally-owned and operated restaurants and cafés. This Spring’s ride will feature unique and independent breakfast, lunch and coffee stops in the city. You’ll never look at Minneapolis the same way again!
As always, a donation from each cyclist will go towards benefitting a non-profit in the city that is feeding those most in need. Register by bringing a check for $25 made out to “Substance Church” to a missions intern or Alicia Davis at any of our services before May 10.
Come hungry and leave knowing that you’ve contributed to your city in a meaningful way.
ITEMS TO BRING: • Helmet • Bike • Cash • Sunscreen • Appetite • Friends (with money) • Water Bottle (with water inside) • A sense of adventure