Work With Me
With co-creation and participatory design in mind, I develop customized creative programs and multidisciplinary creative experiences to help human beings develop their own creative capacities.
My creative classrooms aim to grow your creative mindset, open imagination capacity and further develop emotional intelligence. This results in deeper connections for collaboration, increased innovation, and an agility to face real world challenges.
My methods include: Design Thinking, Futures Thinking, Storytelling, and a variety of multidisciplinary creative experiences to help people of all levels develop a creative practice. I have also designed a special Creativity 101 Workshop to ignite any group.
How I Work
Creativity is unique to every person and to every group. That is why I find it necessary to customize an experience that fits your context and your creative needs.
I will collaborate with you to decide how best to deliver creativity & innovation classroom experiences for your dynamic.
Some of the things we may discuss:
- Why creativity is important for your context
- Your objectives for developing a creative mindset; Why creativity?
- A time and space that inspires your group, not one that disrupts your flow.
- How do your people feel about and approach creativity & innovation? How can we make it manageable for them?
- What is the best group size to deliver an effective interactive experience?
Let’s have a 30 minute chat to discuss your needs.
If we are inspired by the connection and potential of the project, I will then draft a proposal.
Once the initial proposal is approved….then away we go! We will continue to collaborate to iron out the details and ensure that it is a positive and productive experience for everyone involved.
Virtual & In-Person Classrooms
My virtual classrooms are designed to be interactive experiences. Together we decide what technology works best for you, and I build activities that ignite an active session.
In-person classrooms are also interactive, and require spaces that inspire creative action such as making spaces, entrepreneurship centers, and other “non-traditional” classroom environments.
Local & Global Classrooms
I am based in Barcelona, and I also travel to global locations to create dynamic creative experiences. Some of my current hot spots in the USA are New York City and Chicago. Virtual classrooms, of course, offer opportunities for everyone to engage in creative methods.
Resources to help you get started.
Ask me about The Artist Business Plan
(3-Part guided exercises for professional creatives)
Additional Services & Readymade Workshops
- Creativity Master Classes (3-6 hours): Creativity 101, Pedagogy Innovation
- Creative Toolbox Workshop Series (Four 1-hour workshops)
- Keynote speaking events
- 1:1 advising (limited)
Bio Holly Blondin
This brief bio expresses my most recent achievements as a creativity & innovation educator.
Check out the About Timeline to get a picture of the full creativity to business to education story.
Holly has been an instructor at New York City’s Parsons School of Design since 2014 in the Strategic Design and Management (MS) and Continuing and Professional Education programs. She has also developed creativity + innovation summer programs in New York for Iona College Hynes Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Long Island University Brooklyn Entrepreneurship Center + Innovation.
Based in Barcelona she is on the Creativity & Innovation development and facilitation team at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona (CIB). She has co-created and facilitated design education workshops with colleague Silvia Escurcell of ELISAVA at the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. Holly has developed virtual creativity courses for Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and has been a part of the Leadership In Action facilitation team. Other Barcelona institutions include IED Barcelona and EU Business School.
Under a two-year cultural residency at Fabri i Coats Barcelona Art Factory (2018-2019) Holly developed The Creative Experience Project, an interdisciplinary methodology presented to adults to grow imagination capacity and emotional intelligence.
Holly holds an MBA and BFA. For more professional experience visit LinkedIn