Sam Spiegel enjoys just about every creative medium. He writes music. He directs films. He makes time to visit art exhibits at local museums. And when he’s ready to get to work, he’ll often bring a group of artists together to create something distinct and collaborative. We had a chance to chat with Sam about the people he works with, how he spends his free time, and why it took him 14 years to produce a single song.
How is the grind of modern work life affecting moms and their families? At last year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we were introduced to Daughters of the Evolution, an inspiring event that brings together powerful women and their daughters for a frank, open discussion about the challenges of balancing work life and family life.
Check out how music executive Ericka J. Coulter and her team use Dropbox to create one of the most buzzed-about scenes in Los Angeles—TheBasement.
Can collaboration be curated? How do artists merge disparate styles to conjure a confluence of ideas they wouldn’t have discovered on their own? Every month, It’s Nice That and Dropbox ask pairs of illustrators to create exclusive posters, together. In March, we went behind the scenes to show how two artists used Dropbox Paper to co-create the monthly poster for Nicer Tuesdays. Today, we want to share insights heard at these events, and reveal how the guest speakers collaborated on recent projects. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.
The Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe contains a World Heritage Site and the longest contiguous wilderness area in Southern Africa. Though the region is home to one of Africa’s remaining elephant strongholds, it’s lost 40% of its elephant population since 2001. This crisis has inspired a passionate group of people to join forces to stop the poaching. Here’s how the Zambezi Elephant Fund unites different parties in pursuit of a common goal—and uses Dropbox to make that work easier.
Team meeting notes, creative briefs, project plans: You’re probably using the same types of docs over and over again. But pulling one together—tracking down the last doc, copying and pasting into a new one, stripping out the old project’s info—is an annoying, repetitive chore. So today, we’re making your work easier by introducing one of the most requested Dropbox Paper features: the ability to turn any doc into a shareable template.
Starting today, Dropbox and the New York Times are teaming up to produce a weekly “Behind the Cover” video series. The series will explore the creative process behind the iconic covers for the New York Times Magazine.