Creative Network started out in 2007 as a blog where Belgian creatives and studios were listed. After a couple of years, the blog was transformed into a database website with an even larger growth and a small expansion to the Netherlands listing +1500 freelance creatives and studios.
In 2010 IdN Magazine asked us to interview the 10 most promising designers in Belgium, so we did. The interviews were added to the website and we kept on doing interviews with creatives. In 2013 we organised our first conference with and for creatives: Let’s Talk Design. It was a great success, the first edition attracted 180 visitors. In 2015 we launched a portfolio website where each designer could connect, share work and get inspired by other creatives. In that same year, we organised our first edition of Let’s Think Design (a conference on the subject of design thinking).
Since 2018 we started doing the occasional Studio Tour and since 2019 we discontinued the portfolio part of the website and refocussed on our core. Connect & Meet Talent, online and offline with interviews and events.
Do you have interesting content to share? We are always looking for interesting guest contributors to share useful information that can help our community. Occasionally we also write about new publications or books, like this one.
Contact Creative Network
You’re more than welcome to send us your news so we can help you spread the word. Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we curate news, not all tips are published. Publications can be sent to Creative Network, Bodemanstraat 29,1216AJ Hilversum, Netherlands
Who is who?
Creative Network is run by Timothy Helmer. With the help and support from a couple of other people. Do you want to get involved? Get in touch!
Timothy Helmer. Timothy is a designer by nature +18 years of experience with a passion for everything design related. He is the founder and also the curator and organiser of Let’s Talk Design. Next to that he works as Senior Designer at CapeRock in Amsterdam.
Valentijn Destoop. Valentijn has +15 years of experience as a UX-expert and creative director, he co-founded the digital product-design studio Little Miss Robot and Wonderland, a design-led innovation and business-prototyping company. Valentijn is an advisor and is also the curator of Let’s Think Design.
Chiel De Cuyper. Chiel has +13 years of design experience, specialised in building/designing brands at Wisefools, a branding & digital experience studio in Gent & passionated by contemporary art. Chiel is co-curator and host of Let’s Talk Design in Gent.
Other people helping from time to time are Kristof Hendrickx (designer at Oddball), Suzanne den Otter (a visual artist and photographer), Jana Germanus (photographer), Laura Helmer (Digital content manager at Baby Beluga) and Sophie Steyaert (Director of People at TBWA\Belgium).