On behalf of the entire CommonCreativ team, welcome to our new web site! Atlanta is rife with talented creatives, and a media outlet that celebrates the artistic lifestyle has been too long in coming. From painters and photographers to writers and graphic designers (and everything in between), CommonCreativ is dedicated to you.
Even in our infancy, CommonCreativ is already squashing the longstanding myth that successful innovators must relocate to the coasts, proving there’s a vibrant and dynamic landscape for creatives right here in the nation’s southern capital. Whether you’re a student or expert, we’ve got something sure to satisfy your thirst for ingenuity. In addition to our substantive trade and lifestyle focused editorial, we also function as a community forum where craftspeople and artists can peddle their wares or post and reply to industry job listings.
Our web site is a glimpse at what to expect in the upcoming quarterly print edition of CommonCreativ. It includes sneak peeks at upcoming print articles, as well as regularly updated web site only content to tide you over between issues. Ultimately, the two outlets will co-exist as an interactive multimedia look at the creative pulse of our great austral metropolis.
As a 20-year veteran of the Atlanta creative scene – as a writer, editor, fashion stylist and blogger – I am thrilled to be a part of the city’s first comprehensive look into the creative lifestyle. When Maria (our talented – and fearless – leader) first pitched me the idea for CommonCreativ, it took root in my subconscious as more than just a trade and lifestyle publication though I wasn’t sure why. As I stewed over the concept in the following days (even conjuring it in dreams on a handful of occasions), it slowly became apparent why I was so sidetracked with the project.
CommonCreativ is a magazine, a web site and a community forum, yes, but it’s also the beginning of a grassroots social movement to support a community of thinkers, dreamers, creators. And, it’s about time! So, welcome to the movement, folks, and happy creating!
Cheers, Meredith P./ CommonCreativ