Self-initiated ventures are important to us at JAC&. The process gives us insight and empathy for what it takes to get something off the ground. Challenging ourselves to think creatively outside of our day-to-day mindset helps us grow as designers and people.
Current and upcoming ventures —
43 Derby Street —
Early in 2017, we launched 43 Derby Street, a shared workspace and flexible space for hire. Our vision for 43 Derby Street was to create a place to create, grow and collaborate and we’re proud to say we’ve achieved that. The upstairs shared workspace (where we work) is home to 4 thoughtful small businesses who help each other to be better in business and life everyday. The downstairs space is a meeting place for community, often hired by local businesses for off-sites, workshops, talks and classes.
Learn more at 43derbystreet.com
In 2018, we ran a talk series called Basic. On the last Thursday of every month we invited a small group of people to come and converse with an inspirational business owner in a welcoming and warm space. The premise was to ask a “dumb” question (the ones we’re often afraid to ask) and discuss the valuable answers in an open forum.
Throughout the series we spoke with Maryanne Moodie (artist), Jo Hook (business mentor), Julie Doyle (bookkeeper) Fiona Killackey (coach), Laura Vickers (lawyer), Cassie Bone (Hound & Bone), Loretta Bolotin (Free to Feed) and Amy Malin (Modern Times). All of whom were incredibly generous and open, making us all that little bit more connected and wise.
Coming soon —
We are currently working hard behind the scenes on a platform to help people better their brand and business knowledge, launching late in 2019. To be notified, please sign up for our mailing list.