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A quick word with ... Jade Tang

Creative and social powerhouse Jade Tang shares a peek into her workflow and philosophy.

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My first job was... Charlie the Chipmunk, making coffee and fairy bread at an indoor children's playground

And now the title on my business card is..
. Co-founder and director of Curative (and Chapter Host of CreativeMornings, Auckland)

Which really means...
I do anything and everything to please the socially minded clients and communities we work with

My day starts with...
  Checking various social media channels

And ends with...
A herbal tea (or glass of vino) and checking various social media channels

And in between, I...
Do my best to try not to check various social media channels between client meetings, designing, organising and all round creative co-conspiring

My first artistic memory is…
I have a terrible memory, but my most memorable artistic experience is drinking martinis on top of the MET museum in front of a Jeff Koon piece looking over Central Park with the sun setting, surrounded by silhouettes of Manhattan.

If I wasn't doing this, I'd...
be pursuing to study "Design for Social Innovation" at SVA and/or an aspiring fellow of IDEO.org

I'm inspired by..
. Great design, good people and truly collaborative experiences

I can't live without...
My friends, family and my iPhone

True 'style' is...
Timeless

Jade Tang is the founder of Curative and host of CreativeMornings in Auckland

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