Curious Tribe is a community for creative professionals
anchored by a subscription-based digital magazine.
Our primary goal is to showcase grassroots creativity. We strive to build a toolkit to help amplify the creative professional. But most importantly, we hope to develop human-centered content for real people.
Our inaugural issue is launching in December 2016.
Sign up now to get notified when we launch the first issue.
What to Expect
We depend on the support of talented content creators to produce each issue. We are currently accepting submissions and pitches from thoughtful creatives. Until further notice, contributors remain unpaid until advertising revenue builds and production costs are met, but we offer promotional opportunities and subscription to the magazine as a huge perk to participation. We are looking for:
We aim to feature full-time creative entrepreneurs that are willing to share the triumphs and the tragedies of building a successful business. We embrace vulnerability and tactical roadmaps to help our subscribers face their challenges.
Why are you doing this?
I’m glad you asked. My name is Justin Shiels and I am the founder of Curious Tribe. I am a cross disciplinary creative entrepreneur. My primary job is running a boutique graphic and web design business, but my true passion is helping creative entrepreneurs make ideas happen. For 2 years, I cofounded and produced an annual conference for creative entrepreneurs in New Orleans called VenturePOP.
Building on that success, I’m developing an authentic community for creatives that interacts both digitally and in real life. My greatest joy is seeing that “Aha” moment when someone goes from dreaming to actually fulfilling that purpose.
This is more than just pretty pictures for me. I created Curious Tribe because I want to live in a world where creative people invest in their talents, recognize their strengths, and build meaningful businesses that have a sustainable revenue models.
I created Curious Tribe because too many communities on the internet are homogenous. I am passionate about the intersection of women and men of all ages and ethnicities collaborating and growing together. Diversity is a core tenant of my personal purpose and a cornerstone of the Curious Tribe community.
I created Curious Tribe because I want to amplify the reach of creative entrepreneurs. I want to watch as thousands of small businesses led by creative people flourish and succeed.
If this connects with you Sign up for the email list and I promise to keep you posted when we launch the first issue.