The two-day Creative Skills Bootcamp under the Creative Innovators Programme offered fresh and exciting workshops to creators at all stages of their careers. It was a unique opportunity to learn about the technical, management and business skills needed by artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Sessions were co-created and facilitated by Thames International Business School and the Creative Innovators Fellows. Topics ran across the different creative industries–from design, craft, film, animation and tech. Joined by our partners from the Design Center of the Philippines and the Apl de Ap Foundation, the Creative Skills Bootcamp was attended by nearly 150 creative professionals and industry leaders from the Philippines. Over 95 per cent of the participants said they plan to stay in touch with other creatives they met during the two-day programme; more than half planned to collaborate in some way in the near-future.
'I love how varied all the speakers were yet similar in their discipline and determination to do better. Truly a diverse set, which is hard to find in most talks or seminars'. – Creative Skills Bootcamp participant
The Fellows’ workshops were developed with the support and guidance of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation.
To join our journey, follow our hashtags: #CreativeInnovatorsPH and #CreativesPH2019.
For more photos from the two-day bootcamp, please check out our Flickr album.
Workshops offered by Creative Innovators Fellows
Professional Trainers’ Profiles
Jaime Noel Santos, President, Thames International Business School
Joel’s experience spans 25 years predominantly in marketing, business development, impact investing and entrepreneurial management in Southeast Asia. He held various corporate positions in several companies such as Procter & Gamble and Philippine Airlines before culminating his career as CEO of Franklin Baker.
Joel is currently President of Thames International Business School and its college, Entrepreneur School of Asia. oHe also serves in the Board of Trustees of the Apl.de.Ap Foundation of the pop group Black Eyed Peas and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) based out of New York City (NYC). Joel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Management from the Ateneo de Manila University (Phils) and a Master's in Responsible Business Practice from the University of Bath (UK).
Hiraya 'Ia' del Rosario-Gust, Professional Implementer, EOS/Managing Director, GetCre8ive and StraightArrow Corp.
Ia is a champion of Filipino creativity. She built a successful corporate career before eventually going down the entrepreneurial path. Her passion is in building businesses that support the creative industries and showcase the creative talent of Filipinos. She is the visionary at StraightArrow, a pioneer in Creative Process Outsourcing, and at GetCre8ive, the Philippine representative of Getty Images and Platinum-tiered Partner of Adobe.
Having gone through the challenges of starting businesses from scratch, Ia is also very passionate about helping other entrepreneurs succeed and is a Professional Implementer of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). She is a recipient of the 38th Agora Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale Category.
Lenise Logan, Senior Art Advisor, Kalpa Art Advisors
Lenise Logan is an international arts expert and philanthropist who has managed over three billion dollars of some of the most valuable works of art in the world. With stints at auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, and experience handling high net-worth clients in the United States, China and India, Lenise has developed a wide variety of skills while leading exhibitions and transforming organizations. She has also consulted Harry Winston in their operations and logistics areas.
She coaches the CEOs of Art/Tech based companies such as TWYLA and portion.io as well as their staff. She continues her commitment to the arts by coaching individual artists and creatives to new opportunities and unprecedented goals.
Tom Secuya, CEO Carve Digital/ICE Scholar, Thames International Business School
Tom is currently the Chief Imagination Officer of CARVE, a digital agency that brings brands' and businesses' strategies to life. The agency’s work is centered on three major areas — web, digital marketing and design. It has built membership sites for people, as well as funnels and campaigns. In short, all the digital requirements to fix a problem or achieve a certain goal. Tom has been doing this for four years and has worked with different industries and niches.