Creativity in the Workplace

Fellowship Event

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  • Creativity
  • Creative economy

Please join us for an insightful discussion about the importance of creativity in the workplace.

This RSA event is about Creativity. It brings together three experts from the UK and the USA. Attendees will learn how organisations can facilitate the creativity of their colleagues, and how creatives can strengthen their own creativity. The goal is to deepen our understanding of creatives as society’s vital reservoir of innovation and personal growth.


Professor Alastair Pearce

Professor Alastair Pearce leads Working with Creatives, the consultancy that helps organisations facilitate the creativity of their employees.

Before starting this business he worked as an academic for Oxford University. Then, in both Europe and south east Asia, as the leader of colleges specialising in preparing students for careers as creative people. Wherever he went, and whichever discipline was the focus, the creative professionals he worked with tended to display similar interpersonal characteristics reflecting great creatively, but sometimes making them tricky to work alongside or manage. This is the origin of his book The Characters of Creativity (published Spring 2023).

Professor Pearce recognises that creativity is not limited to the ‘creative industries’ but lies at the heart of all organisations that seek to survive and thrive into the future.

Enrique Martínez

As the founder of Muchieast LLC, Enrique helps mission-driven and public-interest organizations build creative capacity as a consultant, advisor, curriculum designer and facilitator. Some of his recent engagements include the Paraguay Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Humana Inc. and the Prime Minister’s Office, U.A.E.

Previously, Enrique was a Human Innovation Fellow with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Washington. His work in the U.S. federal government challenged the (unsolicited) advice he received, on his first day, from a higher-ranking agency official: “bureaucrats are not really creative people.”

In his roles as Director of Design Education with The Lab at OPM and Leadership Development faculty member of the Federal Executive Institute, he led the design and implementation of an ambitious curriculum that tapped into the creative potential of the U.S. federal workforce and inspired new opportunities for creative leadership in the public sector.

Enrique was a Senior Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, a visiting professor at the American University of Sharjah and a guest lecturer in universities around the world. Currently, he lectures on the value of diagramming policy at Harvard and Georgetown Law Schools.

Inês Ayer

A humanist designer with a 360º approach to problem solving. Inês uses design as a shifter of society, through visual identity, concept and community. She graduated in 2016 from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon in the Communication Design course, where in the final year she was part of the development team of the finalist exhibition and collaborated with the atelier TVM designers. In 2017 she left for Berlin to do an internship at Superunion. After this period in Germany she decides to embark on a volunteer project at a school in Thailand. On her return to Portugal, she came back with greater motivation to invest in new social initiatives such as Decoding Creativity Barcelona, High Potentials ADCE, The Design Kids Lisbon, OFFF Academy powered by Adobe, Próxima Geração Apolitical Academy, Girls in Tech Columbia University and United Nations SDG. Programs that influenced and defined her path to build her independent design atelier, founding Studio Ayer in 2019, a practice that in 3 years of existence has already collaborated with 12 countries in building +80 projects.

Currently she is based in New York developing her master thesis focused on reducing neonatal mortality in racial disparity contexts. She keeps her scope of interests broad with a keen interest in culture and engineering biotech. Advocating to generate discussions about democracy, climate change and social equity.

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