We are Builders
When you join the Creativity Built collective, you will finally have the resources you need, all in one place, friends in the industry, and you will learn what it really means and what it really takes to be a creative entrepreneur.
Whether we like how this year has gone or not, no one can deny that 2020 is a year of innovation.
When the 2008 recession hit, some of the most incredible businesses that we know and love today were born, and the trajectory for the entrepreneurs of this generation can be, and will be, similar.
Back in March 2020, a fellow photographer friend and I were sitting on a bench outside a coffeeshop in LA, sharing business ideas, pitching strategies, our success and our failures, what was inspiring us, what was weighing us down, and how we were dreaming big.
During that conversation, we had an “aha moment”, where we saw a gap in our industry: Creative professionals, and at the time we were thinking specifically photographers, do not have transparent conversations with one another. Photographers have historically been very guarded about their strategies, their tactics, and success, and this has resulted in a cutthroat, competitive industry, when quite honestly, it doesn’t need to be.
My friend and I were inspired to invite fellow photographers to join us on a weekly call to break down the walls and grow as a community. Thus, Creativity Built started out as The Tuesday Creative Group, because honestly, my friend and I couldn’t come up with a better name.
We just knew that we had to commit to showing up with our fellow creators each and every single week. What started out as a weekly Google Hangout has now evolved into the one thing producing results for me and my fellow creators everysingle week. Photographers are learning life changing techniques, gaining valuable industry insight, and going out and changing the world.
GET TO KNOW CREATIVITY BUILT’S FOUNDER
Marika is a photographer, creative director, and visual strategist, who has been serving brands, creatives, and entrepreneurs around the world for nearly a decade.
Starting out as a self-taught photographer, Marika also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with an emphasis in photography and graduated from a philosophy program. A thorough knowledge of the creative world and the human experience profoundly affects her practice, both personally and professionally.
Over the course of her career, Marika has been involved in every single part of the production process. She’s been the hair and makeup artist, the bookings manager, the stylist, the accountant, the assistant reflector holder... all of it.
Marika brings her experience into the process with each and every client, making her more than just a photographer, but an extension of their brand.
Marika believes in quality and simplicity.
Sunshine, black jumpsuits, and non-toxic skincare are just a few of her favorite things.
She loves to learn, and exercise, always has a notebook and a pen with her, and drinks tea every day.
She is inspired by philosophy, comedy and food and pursues improvement, innovation, and new cultural experiences every day.
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