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Startup. Creative direction transforms creativity.

Creative’s are not limited to neither partial to a particular skill set. Creative thinking can be taught and mastered under correct guidance.

Features

Creating Tomorrow

Creative direction assist processes in transforming creativity through one on one mentoring for new creative’s to grow. We specialise in assisting entry level creative’s. Our services are unique in allowing organic service growth according to demand and relevance. We shine when it comes to merging technology and “old school” methods. We do not own your idea; neither do we claim commission. We are professional about your creative success.

Creative integrity

No1 priority is maintaining the integrity of the creative uniqueness, expression and freedom. Confident reassurance that executable phases are in place and the awareness of calculated risk, processes enabling execution to finalisation.

Creative expertise

Our first-hand experience alongside a vested interest is key to success. A Creative Direction Consult not only advises the direction but informs a step by step process of elimination in accomplishing the idea.

Creative collaborate

Don’t only dream. Retired? Age is a non factor. The best skills are acquired through time spent. Do you have unique skills that you wish to pass forward? We need you! Collaborate or DIY your own creative project. We can help.

Creative win

Yes, we have a set fee, cost differs from project to project. Idea holds no water? First 15 – 30 minutes consult is Free. Because we understand the creative processes. Sometimes you are ready and sometimes you have yet to arrive.

We uniquely transform innovation, service skill, artisanal skill, artistic idea or pencil sketch into a bespoke or retail ready product or service. This is done by accessing the creative’s unique ability to take the concept from idea to finished product. Enabling creative’s to directly benefit through repute, monetary gain, experience, skills acquiring and acknowledgements. By defining individual creative space specifics; speaking to strengths and weaknesses.

Our services mentor consults within the spaces of textile, print design, online presence, creating a brand, refining local and export ready sales, protecting your ideas, streamlining service specific skills; to name a few. Each creative is unique and each consult is handled as such. No experience; no problem.

Creative information and skills enables a collaborative social relevance which is an imperative assist to re-inventing skill sets. Our Creative Direction Consultation service not only advises direction but informs a step by step process in accomplishment toward reality.

Need to start that design initiative? Talk to us. We have a set fee, cost differs from project to project. Idea holds no water. First 15 – 30 minutes of consultation is Free. Creative processes are something we understand and are passionate about. Access to rent retail & services space and online presence is an option for our clients.

 

Creative Gain

Walk away confident and reassured in knowing that the exact assist phases are in place. A few listed gains.

Design with retail &/or bespoke vision

Brand yourself, service or product

Emotional fitness & capability

Understand phases of development

Staying relevant in an ever changing market

Finding relevance within your creative space

Local and international compliant

Pro’s & Con’s of product development

Build on a shoe string budget

How to self fund

Be Export compliant

Work with small manufacture or factory

Working with overseas factory and buyers

Product presentation, photos, labels, packaging etc.

DIY online store & website

Sell internationally

To name a few abilities acquired

Growing Creative’s

Being a Creative does not necessarily guarantee success? Creative’s are free thinkers with extraordinary accomplishment ability. Creative’s are not limited to neither partial to a particular skill set. Creative thinking can be enhanced under the correct guidance.

Process

A one on one consult starts the process to thrash out the nitty gritty and provide a brutal reality prior embarking upon the production realisation thereof. Accessing unique ability to take the concept from idea to finished product and sales.

Recognition

Famous creative’s include Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Sol Kerzner, Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerburg, Georgio Armani, Miley Cyrus, Gigi Hadid, Jayzee, Beyonce, to name but a few.

Meet

The first meet focuses on dissecting of ideas, plotting through seen and unforeseen factors often overlooked due to inexperience within the phases of design and development within the manufacture, retail industry and public space.

Costs

The adage; “nothing in life is ever free”; resonates firmly within the core of creative ideas. We are of the understanding that to build a professional and successful creative idea; a firm understanding of costs are imperative from day one.

Mindset

Tenacity and perseverance alongside emotional balance within decision making and client critique is critical and of great importance in taking the creative inspiration to degrees of excellence.

Ability

Every brand grew from a creative idea. Matureness of idea and growth potential is a critical factor within the initial creative phase. Demand, costs, production needs to be considered in the early design phase.

Idea

Creative information and skills enabling alongside assisting upcoming generations to be socially relevant is imperative. Enabling creative’s to directly benefit through repute, monetary gain, experience, skills acquiring and acknowledgements.

Social

Encouraging skill sharing among skilled and unskilled sector spaces to engage in a mentorship collaborative engagement. Encouraging collaboration between parties to benefit regardless of experience and education criteria.

Collaboration

Allowing our creative’s to collaborate may often assist the process of success. A unique method to assist creative’s where limited knowledge is lacking, in particular areas of need or expansion. Discretion is key.

Offer

Choose from our unique creative service offers available to our client base. A Consultative Creative Direction Service offers opportunity for our selected clients to profile in our creative and exclusive retail and online space.

Creative Start

We don’t need business plans or the standard structured criteria to enable your creative vision to be realised. We just need you, your wildest dreams and your reckless abandonment to dream the impossible dream. We are here to make sense of how to make it real.

We only hold your hand; we do not do any work, representation, promotion on your behalf; it’s your dream. Its your business. We will assist you to collaborate with an assist if, should and when the need arise. We do not forecast your dream but merely stick to the rule of one day at a time.

Stop ….. before you contact us

A few pointers to start the conversation. Connect to the core of your creative initiative by following a few pointers or processes of clarification. Listed are a few critical asks prior to embarking upon the initiating phase.

1. How emotionally invested are you

2. How jaded (influenced by outside ideas) is your project

3. Can the idea be easily reproduced

4. Is it Bespoke (unique, not a knock off, handmade)

5. What is the vision of your creative idea

6. Who are you selling to

7. Can it easily be copied

8. Your market is local or international

9. How much money is needed to start

10. I have no money can I still start

You have noted all the pointers and your creative vision is capable of moving ahead or you are stuck and need a fresh perspective or an assist to get over a few hurdles or you need a rational sounding board to thrash your ideas around. Set up a consultation session with us. Remember because we understand creative processes the first 15 – 30 minutes of the consultation is Free. No price tag can equate lost time. Therefore time is a precious commodity not to be wasted.

Creative Services

Creative Direction Consultation

We are of the opinion with correct experiential mentoring creative’s will greatly improve the odds at being successful. Services aimed at,

  • Creative’s needing a neutral space to share or bounce ideas
  • Business creative’s and individuals wishing to amp up their game
  • School kids and the young minds, diamonds in the rough
  • Artisanal retired or active skills to share or create a business

Consultation

Creative Direction
ZAR1800/from
  • Book a 1 hour consultation
  • Bring along your dreams & visions
  • 1st Welcome 15 – 30 minutes is Free. Time is a precious commodity not to be wasted.

Follow up

Creative Direction
ZAR450/session
  • Follow Up – Per Session 30 – 45 minutes
  • Bring along your dreams & visions
  • Schools & organisations – email us for special rates

Ad Hoc Basis

Creative Direction
ZARNeg/hour
  • Per Session dependant on time spent
  • Some of us need more time than others
  • Distant assist via skype, email, etc.
  • *Offer applicable to our creative direction clients only. T’s& C’s apply

Creative Space – Retail

Creative Rental Retail Space

Be in the trendy Bree Street at a reasonable rate. View options available.

  • Retail Shelve Space
  • Retail Space with online access
  • Online Store only
  • *Limited 20 spaces

    *Offers applicable to creative direction clients only. T’s & C’s apply

    Shelve Rental

    Creative Space
    ZARR1980/month
    • Limited – 20 spaces
    • Physical store presence
    • Feature among other creative’s
    • Prime retail space & exposure
    • No contracts-month by month
    • Offer applicable to our creative direction clients
    • Terms & Conditions apply.
    • R650 non-refundable registration fee payable by all applicants.

    Online Shop

    Creative Space
    ZARR998/month
    • Unlimited
    • Feature on our online shop
    • Feature among other creative’s
    • No contracts-month by month
    • No commission
    • Offer applicable to our creative direction clients
    • Terms & Conditions apply.
    • R650 non-refundable registration fee payable by all applicants.

    Shelve + Online

    Creative Space
    ZARR2980/month
    • Limited – 20 spaces
    • Physical store presence
    • Feature among other creative’s
    • Prime retail space & exposure
    • No contracts-month by month
    • No commission
    • Offer applicable to our creative direction clients
    • Terms & Conditions apply.
    • R650 non-refundable registration fee payable by all applicants.

    Creative Space – Open

    Creative Rental Open Floor Space

    Be in the trendy Bree Street at a reasonable rate.

    • Open Floor Space x3 by the hour
    • Check hours availability
    • Blank space to render your creative ideas
    • *T’s & C’s apply

    Open Floor x1

    Creative Space
    ZARR400/hour
    • 1 x floor (6 x 11 meters)
    • Check hours availability
    • Feature among other creative’s
    • Prime space & exposure
    • No contracts
    • Terms & Conditions apply.

    Wooden Floor x1

    Creative Space
    ZARR500/hour
    • 1 x wood & tatami mat floor (6 x 4 meters)
    • Check hours availability
    • Feature among other creative’s
    • Prime space & exposure
    • No contracts
    • Terms & Conditions apply.

    Open Floor x2

    Creative Space
    ZARR750/hour
    • Open Floor x12 x floor (6 x 11 meters) each
    • Check hours availability
    • Feature among other creative’s
    • Prime space & exposure
    • No contracts
    • Terms & Conditions apply.

    All Floors

    Creative Space
    ZARNeg
    • 3 x floors
    • Per day or per hour
    • Check hours availability
    • Feature among other creative’s
    • Prime space & exposure
    • No contracts
    • Terms & Conditions apply.

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