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We are a tribe of freelance creative activists.
Which means that we strongly believe in creativity as a force for good. By uniting behind tribe, we hope to inject fresh perspectives, a collaborative energy and inclusive culture into existing teams and organizations with a stronger, louder voice. What's more, we hope to inspire other freelancers to accelerate their capacity to create a creative career in positive change.

Tribe Members

Lien De Ruyck

Tribe Chief

Maarten Lauwaert

Digital Strategist

Stijn D'Hondt

Creative Strategist

Sofie Verhalle

Digital Strategist

Helena Pynte

Growth Strategist

Speciality:

Creative Strategist, Design Thinker & Storyteller. Facilitating social innovation/impact through strategy, content & design. Initiator of We Are Tribe.

Makes a difference by:

Cross-industry thinking, social innovation and disruptive design. Facilitating change and creating value through creative interventions and communication in its broadest sense. Specialised in communication strategy, disruptive design and social marketing concepts with innovation and the 4 new P's - People, Purpose, Participation & Pathmaking - in mind.

Love projects:

MuseScore, Samen Tegen Armoede, +Acumen, VRT Start-up, Stad Gent, Nike

Speciality:

User Focused Prototyper and Digital Strategist.

Makes a difference by:

Bringing users and business strategy together through iterative prototyping and live testing. His favorite tools: a plain whiteboard and marker, Sketch, Marvel, Framer, Firebase, Front end code.

Love projects:

 Friendly Internet, VRT

Speciality:

Crafts visual stories that connect hearts, ignite twinkling eyes and leave the audience in wonder.

Makes a difference by:

Eats witty puns for breakfast and masters the indispensable power of the story. With years of expertise in advertising, online strategy, concept and design, he’s more than ready to provide creative and practical answers to your brand questions. Especially if you don’t know the question yet.

Love projects:

Heren Loebas, Toerisme Vlaanderen, Stad Gent, Make A Wish

Speciality:

Facilitator, social media & digital strategist. Connects dots. People with people, with solutions, with opportunities. 

Makes a difference by:

Helping people, their teams, their business, their organisations to thrive and level-up is my ambition. By helping them to simplify, optimise or invent flows and processes in order to maximise impact, internally as well as externally. Cheerleading is one of her traits. 

Love projects:

Most projects have these traits in common: flexibility, creativity, unpredictability, change & challenge. 

Speciality:

Marketing manager & strategist. Workshop facilitator & coach on marketing topics. 

Makes a difference by:

Helping people & businesses grow sustainably by using her digital creative mind, growth marketing & coaching skills. Optimizing the buyers journey for delightful experiences & synchronizing it with your brand story. Coaching in-house marketing teams.

Love projects:

imec, The Birdhouse, ING Fintech Village, Startup Factory, Think With People,

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Sophie Doutreligne

Financial Strategist

Robin Velghe

Illustrator / Animator

Lieven De Vroey

Storyteller / Copywriter

Peter Van de Sijpe

Brand Designer

Thomas Bonte

Opportunity Designer

Speciality:

Supports non-profit organisations and individual artists in their daily management (administration, finances). Counsels in the process of grant applications (federal, communal, urban). Works her magic on our clients' long copy.

Makes a difference by:

Illustrates and paints genderfluid images.

Love projects:

Unie der Zorgelozen, Action ZOO Humain, painting & drawing @SophieDoutreligne

Speciality:

Helps you to translate the main idea behind your brand/name into a powerful visual on any platform.

Makes a difference by:

Creates illustrations, graphic designs and wicked animations.Pushes himself to keep doing non-comissioned illustrations. Everytime he feels inspired by an artist, he tries to capture the atmosphere of an album or song in an illustration.

Love projects:

Rhymezlikedimez

Speciality:

Storyteller en creative writing coach pur sang.

Makes a difference by:

Writing stories that matter and build an emotional connection. 
"Give me three words. I'll give you a story."

Love projects:

Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, deFilharmonie, Mobile School, Toerisme Vlaanderen

Speciality:

Gives your organisation that brand new look from logo and packaging design to a marketing campaign.

Makes a difference by:

Knows a thing or two of the graphical abracadabra. With his catchy designs, he’ll do whatever it takes to create a brand image that exceeds your expectations. Whenever ready, he launches a colorful charm offensive to your clients and unleashes the quintessence of creativity on your project. 

Love projects:

Heren Loebas, Stad Gent, Toerisme Vlaanderen, Make A Wish

Speciality:

Speaker, opensource evangelist, web developer and opportunity designer. Expert in innovation, start-up processes and building venture capital.

Makes a difference by:

Thomas Bonte is the co-founder and former CEO of MuseScore, a startup supporting aspiring musicians to learn and play music. At young age Thomas experienced quite a personal struggle with learning to read sheet music and playing the piano. It was the start of his entrepreneurial journey, trying to lower the barriers to learn to play music. Leveraging the power of open source development, online communities and connected devices, MuseScore has become a global brand in music education and beyond.

Love projects:

MuseScore, OpenScore, Drupal, Wikifonia

Fran Bambust

Behavioural Designer

Ana Carolina Falcão

Service Designer

Jana Kerremans

Cultural Innovator

Brecht Van Den Begin

Sustainability Innovator

Nik Lippens

Educational Innovator

Speciality:

Information architect, concept and content developer, writer, inspirational speaker, strategist with over 25 years of experience. The social, cultural and environmental puzzles of our time all have a behavioral angle. Fran likes to have a go at these puzzles and enigma's combining science, technology and strategic reframing.

Makes a difference by:

You'll find her examining the goals and stakeholders, analyzing thresholds and levers, and imagineering possible responses, instruments and means, integrated into an overarching strategy. I love playing the long game, aiming for exponential campaigns and interventions.

Love projects:

7e-model

Speciality:

Business - UX - Service and Strategic Designer. Helps companies and entrepreneurs to think in different ways to find innovative solutions. 

Makes a difference by:

Believes that there are endless possibilities to solve business challenges that can be exposed by using the right tools. 

Love projects:

Hacking Health Milano, PACO Collaborative Design

Speciality:

Member of advisory boards on cultural heritage and participatory arts for years. Panel host/presenter/interviewer/moderator (DU, FR, ENG, SP) and copywriter.

Makes a difference by:

Gets a thrill out of managing a deeply empathic and engaging panel discussion, always aiming at bringing the best out of guests and interviewees. Passionate about museum practice, social change, human rights, heritage, business innovation, arts, philosophy, sociology and urbanism. But always eager to learn more about your guests specialisms, and to explore and prepare their expert topics thoroughly.

Love projects:

Head of Business Management at Kazerne Dossin, Memorial, Museum and Research Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights, presenter international conference: Measuring the effectiveness of Children's rights.

Speciality:

Product designer, social impact engineer, using technology for the right reasons.

Makes a difference by:

Igniting impact and innovative ideas through brainstorms and design sprints.

Love projects:

Oxfam - Youth Division, European Commision

Speciality:

Design thinker and facilitator of social innovation, fascinated by human interactions, design/art and emotional intelligence. With special focus on student-centred self-driven education, High Impact Learning (HILL-model), network approaches and Community Service Learning. 

Makes a difference by:

Empowering people, experimenting and creating social impact. Combining teaching with social entrepreneurship and research. Connecting cross-sectoral communities and activating sustainable, social change.

Love projects:

Goed bezig! (cvo Cervo-GO!, Lyceum Waterbaan), Sociaal leerlab (HoGent), Burgerschap (UCLL), Impact dag (Bol.com), Vrijwilligersmatchingplatform (Give a Day), Buik vol van strandafval (mobiel museum - VLIZ)

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