As an actor and producer, Rachel Blackman has a love for devising creative ways to turn chaos into art. Art, she believes, can help in the world’s yearning for what is honest and direct. Having starred in The Matrix, it’s unsurprising that Rachel is drawn to exploring human truths, notions of freedom and experiences of connection through her creative outlets – between Morpheus’ red and blue pills, she clearly would have chosen the red pill. But when it comes to her chill pill, for this Australian living in the UK, being in the sun is her chosen escape from the artistic chaos.
Actor, Writer, Theater Producer
Founder & Artistic Director, Stillpoint
Location: Brighton, U.K.
Performance has always been a part of actress Rachel Blackman’s life. Trained in Australia, where she began her acting career, she now pursues her passion in the U.K. While she’s been in such pop-cultural phenomenons as The Matrix and Weeds, for the actress, there’s nothing like the communal experience of live performance.
Rachel produces her own original performance work through Stillpoint, the theater production company she founded. As the award-winning company’s artistic director, she brings together artists to collaborate on projects that explore and embrace human realities, connection and freedom.
A love for building brands has seen London-born Taymoor Atighetchi launch The Tab, a digital news platform, followed by the creation of Papier, a one of a kind fine stationery brand. Though you could say that he’s got his entrepreneurial hands constantly full, Taymoor’s ideal weekends include indulging in a good balance of food, art and time spent with friends.
CEO & Founder, Papier
Co-Founder, The Tab
Location: London, U.K.
In the world of print versus digital, British-Iranian Taymoor Atighetchi has been leaving his mark in both spheres. Taymoor co-founded The Tab, a youth news platform, at Cambridge University in 2009. The digital publication has served as a career launchpad for many young journalists and has since expanded to over 100 universities in the U.K., U.S. and Canada.
Taymoor took his love of building brands a step further when he launched Papier in 2015, merging one a kind designs with quality printing and premium paper. As inboxes fill and delayed responses proliferate, Papier aims to encourage individuals to connect with each other less digitally and more thoughtfully, with the brand’s collection of cards and invitations. Combining his love for tech, art and design, Taymoor’s on a mission to deliver beautifully designed personalized products on-demand.