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Creative Hive is a free to use and advert free way for anyone to blog or set up a showcase of their work. Creative Hive aids collaboration and opportunities, enables a personal web space to be created and produces a searchable central pool of creative ideas and projects.  

Anyone is welcome to join Creative Hive. There is also a Creative Hive space in the virtual world of Second Life. Creative Hive will provide you with a way to create your own web space and to promote your work, share ideas and find out what others are doing. It will enable you to make links to people opportunities and information. Creative Hive can work in tandem with your existing website, blog or creative group. You can also read from your existing blog into your Creative Hive space or embed your existing media from YouTube etc.

Creative Hive has some standard terms and conditions which are accepted at the point of joining Creative Hive, please view the Creative Hive disclaimer for more information.  Creative Hive is developed and maintained by Salford based web development company EDinteractive in conjuction with Carbon Creative.

The Creative Hive Team

The team is composed of members of Creative Hive that lend their extensive experience to help and support the Creative Hive community and its live events.

Alex Fenton

Alex Fenton

Alex founded and built Creative Hive in May 2010 and has a BSc in Electronic Imaging and Media Communications and an MA in Creative Technology. Aside from Creative Hive, he also runs a media and web development company called EDinteractive. Alex is interested in all aspects of creativity, with a particular fondness for online communities, technological creativity and research into these areas.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/alexfenton
E: alex[at]creativehive.org

Angela Tait

Angela Tait

Angela is a sculptor from the North West of England and having recently completed her MA in contemporary fine art is now studying for a PGDE. Angela has a small pottery at home and brings a wealth of talent and experience to Creative Hive. Angela has another life as a Mum which runs roughly parallel with her artistic existance. Occasionally, when these worlds collide an artwork is created.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/angelatait
E: angela[at]creativehive.org

Andy Cunningham

Andy Cunningham

Andy graduated from the University of Salford in 1999 with a BSc in Information Technology and runs a successful software company in central Manchester. Andy enjoys travel, technology, language and culture, space, music, photography and fun! Andy is an expert software developer with a passion and flair for photography.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/andyc
E: andyc[at]creativehive.org

Anita Draper

Anita Draper

Anita trained at Ripon College and MMU and is a very experienced teacher and keen artist. Anita loves being creative and enjoys exploring the possibilities of using different media. Anita has always admired the art in children's books and draws inspiration from the way in which children pay attention to the pictures.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/adraper
E: anita[at]creativehive.org

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Danielle has a BA English and Creative Writing and is currently studying an MA in Creative Writing, Innovation and Experimentation. Danielle writes young adult fiction,short fiction, poetry and experimental texts. Danielle brings her considerable inspiration and talent to Creative Hive.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/Danielle_rose
E: danielle[at]creativehive.org

Collette Costello

Collette Costello

Collette is a Salford born textiles and fashion designer. She graduated with an embroidery degree and has worked as an FE /HE lecturer. Collette won 1st prize in Salford Council Business start-up awards and currently runs a successful fashion company in Salford Quays. Collette brings significant experience and talent to the Creative Hive team.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/ColletteCostello
E: collette[at]creativehive.org

Paul Abbott

Dr. Paul J. Abbott

Paul is a composer, performer, sound designer, producer and electronica artist based in the North West of England. He is also a highly skilled vocalist and clarinetist and has performed and recorded throughout the UK. Paul brings considerable experience to the Creative Hive team in the field of audio creativity and live events.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/paul_j_abbott
E: paul[at]creativehive.org

Max P

Dr. Max P

Max is involved with various aspects of music as a serious hobby and is currently expanding his range of classical clarinet duet repertoire for showcasing on Creative Hive.  Max helps out with Creative Hive as part of his wide range of hobbies. 

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/maximus
E: max[at]creativehive.org

Nina Ellis

Nina Ellis

Nina is a highly talented designer and academic from Manchester. She has a BA in Design Studies, an MA in Creative Technology and is currently a full time PhD candidate exploring the intersections between play and technology.

W: http://www.creativehive.org/web/w0se
E: nina[at]creativehive.org