Community Over Competition — How the Rising Tide Team Rises Together


From tips for taking the right risks to building a brand, Rising Tide is a living library of resources by creatives for creatives. Their team of creatives value community over competition and devotes their nine-to-five to empowering entrepreneurs to do more of what they love. In line with their ethos, the team wanted to take a day away from their computers to connect with the community that motivates everything they do. “We wanted a team building event that allowed us to learn directly from our own local Rising Tide creatives,” Founder Natalie Franke tells us.


“We believe that magic happens when creatives gather, support one another, and are empowered to pursue their passions.”


The team kicked off the day with a floral design workshop from Claire Xue of Claire Xue Style, learned the art of Shibori dying from Stefanie Nadile of Venita Textiles, and finished the day with the art of calligraphy from Giulissa Principe of PaperLoveMe Calligraphy. Praise Santos of Come Plum captured every moment of the day. Check out how the team got their hands dirty during their team offsite.


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Finding a creative space  

Natalie sought out spaces that were both inviting,energizing, and reflected Rising Tide’s recent rebrand. She decided on this airy loft, saying, “The space felt like our own home studio, and really mirrored our our brand: warm, creative, energizing, inspiring.”


“We loved the natural lighting, airiness, and fabulous decor. It felt like our home studio for the day.”


For each workshop, they took advantage of the loft’s versatile rooms. “Each room at the loft had its own character and personality. This allowed us to create a unique setting to showcase each of our creatives.”  




Leaving inspired

“We left feeling energized by getting to spend time being creative with our team, and thankful for such an incredible opportunity to work with the workshop teachers.”

Natalie says the workshops were their favorite part, saying, “It was amazing learning from each our talented and passionate creatives! It was such an incredible day and we want to thank the entire team for sharing their knowledge with us.”  


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All photography by Come Plum