Creatives tend have a blend of skills – that’s why networking by shared projects rather than single skills suits today’s diversity of talent. It’s on this principle that Pip Jamieson founded The Dots.
Pip Jamieson is the epitome of entrepreneurial high-energy – and we are in awe. The founder and CEO of creative networking platform The Dots, Pip is living the dream so many of us have – successfully making the leap from working in a 9-5 job to launching her own business.
Pip originally trained as an Economist at Edinburgh University – a far cry from the industry she’s a huge part of today. From the civil service, she made the leap into creative and, 4 years and 10,000 miles later in sunny Sydney, she launched The Loop, a business that was to shake up the way the Australian creative community worked.After building the most successful network in Australia, it was time to go global. She moved back to the UK to start again with the same dream – a better way for creatives to network. This time, she named it The Dots.
Today, running The Dots from her Shoreditch office and living on her beautiful canal boat home (the boat’s name is Horace, FYI), she’s got big plans for the new year. We met her to talk about where she gets her boundless energy, how it felt to start again and why a fair way to network is the best thing for creativity.