Promote. Exchange. Empower.
Creative Village was launched to connect creative professionals, businesses and organizations with resources, talent and partnerships. We believe in facilitating interactive events that create a platform to promote, exchange and empower. Members can promote and exchange resources (Asks/Offers), commit to the success of each other and interact for the purpose of helping each other develop and prosper. This requires dedicated and loyal members who act as initiators and collaborators for the good of the group members.
WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Creative Village welcomes service providers from all industries, creative industry professionals, interns, entrepreneurs, software developers, investors, educators, non-profit leaders, designers, culinary artists (because who doesn’t love food), community managers, public relations and event specialists, video production and media professionals. Creative Village delivers selected creative industry resources, services and content to its community members and partners. Our growing network includes but is not limited to selected contributors, developers, talent, employers, partners and vendors.
In April 2011 we launched CreativeInterns.com to connect businesses, interns and educational institutions for the purpose of building creative careers and simplifying the internship search process. Startups and mid-sized companied benefit from the growing database of creative talent and interns find qualified opportunities to build their portfolios, resumes and skills.
In October 2011 we started Creative Village NYC Meetup to connect creative professionals, businesses and organizations with local resources, talent and services. We believe in facilitating interactive events that create a platform for members to promote, exchange and empower. Members are committed to the success of the each other and events are produced to create an offline experience that includes, learning, networking and connecting with other village members.
Marc Scoleri has over 15 years experience in Talent Management, Career Services and Business Development and is the CEO/Co-Founder of CreativeInterns.com and Creative Village. Marc hosts creative industry events and workshops that connect creative professionals, businesses and organizations with local resources, talent and services. Previously, Marc recruited for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, served as an Executive Committee Member and Director of Career Services for The Art Institute of New York City and has guest lectured on career and business development topics at colleges and organizations such as 92YTribeca.
Shay Fu is Co-Founder and COO of Creative Village, LLC and CreativeInterns.com. She is also currently responsible for creative operations, talent planning and resource management at RAPP New York as VP, Director of Talent Operation and Creative Services. Shay has a diverse background with over fifteen years of experience in creative services, print and new media production, creative operations, talent management and finance.
Ahmed Elmadah is the CTO for OurCreativeVillage.com. He is particularly focused on the Web 2.0 trend and strongly believes that a combination of good interface design and excellent functionality enables websites to reach the most valuable goals: clarity, speed, and a focus on content. Ahmed is a skilled Front-End Developer and avid user of WordPress, jQuery , HTML, CSS and Adobe Photoshop.
Contributors of Creative Village are an invaluable part of our community and consistently provide valuable resources, services and opportunities to promote, exchange and empower. We connect through Creative Village groups and help each other to build partnerships and grow our businesses.