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Meet Our Members

The Heart of Our Experience

Collaboration and community are the twin pillars of Brooklyn Creative League’s culture. We strive to foster an environment in which our members not only thrive in their own careers and businesses, but also support each other’s growth. Many of our members have found both clients and vendors within our community or through the BCL network.

In fact, the website that you’re currently browsing was built by and contributed to by members including Seltzer Creative Group (graphics), Ichimoto Inc. (photography and design), Roberto Falck Photography (photography), and Media Volery (marketing and web design). Plus our spaces were developed with member Eric Safyan / Architect, P.C. (architecture).

Our regular schedule of events, lunches, happy hours, workshops, and industry working groups offer countless ways to build relationships based on shared interests, knowledge, and trust. Members are the heart of Brooklyn Creative League’s ethos and experience. We’re a dynamic ecosystem of independent professionals who come together to work, learn, laugh, and grow.
 

Members Include…

 

Nonprofits

Startups

Freelancers

Creative Agencies

Architects

Lawyers

Writers

Programmers


 

Members’ Experiences in Their Own Words

Recorded for BCL’s 10th Anniversary

98% of our members say they would recommend Brooklyn Creative League to a colleague, according to our 2019 member survey.

Member Profiles from our Blog

Member Profile: Dan Ichimoto Spotlights Local Businesses with "Corner Stories"

Dan Ichimoto’s interest in local Park Slope and Gownaus businesses brings us his latest project-in-progress, Corner Stories. BCL’s Neil Carlson interviewed Dan, a member since 2015, to give us more insight into his work, which he hopes to publish as a photography book one day.

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Member Profile: Heather O'Donnell, Honey & Wax Rare Booksellers

We speak to member Heather O’Donnell, principal of Honey & Wax Booksellers. Honey & Wax Booksellers is a source for works of great literature, rare first printings, unique books, books with no downloadable versions and more, in New York City. An interesting look at the Antiquarian book industry and why the visibility of women in this space is important.

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Member Profile: Aly Miller, Illustrator and Graphic Design Artist with a Penchant for Food

We spoke to Aly Miller to learn about her work with Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), a company that works out of BCL. And we learned more about Aly, the freelance artist, and the many ways she’s benefitted as an independent artist at a coworking space.

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Featured BCL Artist: Nathalie Jolivert’s Carnet de Voyages — A Visual Story of the Haitian Diaspora

Carnet de Voyages is BCL’s latest art installation, which can be found all throughout the third floor, by Brooklyn-based Haitian artist and designer, Nathalie Jolivert. Nathalie is a BCL member, currently working at TOLA Architecture.

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Joshua Mandelbaum

Executive Director / 826NYC

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“Brooklyn Creative League has served as the home of the 826NYC offices for more than a year and it could not be a more comfortable and welcoming space. Erin and Neil have built something special and any nonprofit organization would be lucky to have the BCL as HQ.”