Conference Talk

From Burnout to Resilience- Building a Sustainable Creative Practice

Jun 03, 2023

Emmi Salonen (Studio Emmi) will bring you on a journey of discovery through her Creative Ecosystem model. This holistic approach to nurturing creativity is grounded in scientific studies and focuses on building a sustainable creative practice that embraces curiosity and design thinking. Discover how to unlock your full creative potential and foster resilience while achieving a better work-life balance. Whether you’re a seasoned creative or just starting out, Emmi’s inspiring talk will motivate and empower you to create innovative work while taking care of yourself.

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Emmi Salonen

Creative Director & Founder, Studio Emmi

Everything Emmi does is underpinned by a simple but powerful idea: Positive Creativity. From the creative process to the final output, she believes design can bring people together, create sustainable choices and foster wellbeing.She set up Studio Emmi in 2005 to partner with clients and creatives who want to make a positive contribution to society and planet. Emmi is a Graphic Designer, Creative Director and certified Happiness Facilitator. She regularly gives talks about Creative Ecosystem, a model she has created guiding creatives in their wellbeing and careers.Born in Finland, Emmi studied graphic design in the UK at the University of Brighton. In 2001 she moved to northern Italy to work at Fabrica, Benetton Group’s prestigious communication research studio for young designers. She then worked at Karlssonwilker in New York, and Futerra sustainability agency as their UK Creative Director.