Skip to main content

We Are Gem Cutters

We are not rainbow makers; we are gem cutters. We can dream, we can try, we can let go.

Lea Redmond is always looking for the poetry hiding inside things: a salt shaker, a clothes tag, a hand gesture, a cloud. She crafts objects, designs experiences, writes books and plays with ideas. In this talk, Lea shares how she chooses to respond to ‘oh no!’ events with wonder, hope, and ‘yes!’. She shows us how shining a light on a seemingly bad situation can uncover endless possible solutions.

(Video by CreativeMornings/San Francisco. Photo by Thomas Phan.)


How shifts happen in our lives.

Reasons to be Cheerful is a tonic for tumultuous times.

How sign language innovators are bringing music to the deaf.

You think you have a good eye and can tell if something is centered? Try this.

What experienced women engineers look for in new jobs.

An interactive essay on the way things spread across networks.

Sad Lunch Break gives you links to look at when you’re eating alone.

An online course on how to start your own mentor circle.

Sting and Shaggy on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.

Painiac is a thoughtful podcast for people living with chronic pain.

The value of quick visual storytelling.

Vibrant paint balls absorbing and dissolving each other.

Typelab is a curator highlighting typefaces, fonts and young designers.



COLLINS is an independent strategy and brand experience design company. They transform brands, drive business, and improve people’s lives. They’re hiring a Business Director, Strategy Director, and Design Director in New York.


1 Second Everyday is hiring an iOS Developer to work remotely.

Arcsine is hiring an Intermediate Architect in Oakland, CA.

Bluebeam is hiring a Senior Content Strategist in Pasadena, CA.

Asana is hiring a Marketing Manager in Dublin.

WDG is hiring a Digital Project Manager in Arlington, VA.

Solstice is hiring a User Experience Designer in Buenos Aires.

Jungle Brew is hiring a Creative Lead in London.

Billie is hiring a Customer Experience Associate in New York.

Editor’s note:

I made this newsletter like I use Magic 8-Balls. I shook its contents around until I was happily satisfied with the outcome.

Weekly Highlights is the official CreativeMornings global newsletter. Every week, we spotlight inspiring talks from our chapters, job opportunities from cool companies, and curate fun links from the vast expanse of the Internet. Like what you see? You can sign up to get our every issue delivered straight to your inbox!

*Crickets* Sign in to add a comment.