The New Haven Free Public Library is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Giulia Gambale, and Creative-in-Residence, Ceresa Newsome!
Meet the Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Our Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Giulia Gambale (with Agents of Branding partner Mason Rabinowitz) helps small businesses and non-profits develop their brand and communications. Since 2010, she has co-facilitated Digital Media Sync, a weekly free learning networking event for small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits. In the past year, Giulia has live-streamed and archived over 60 episodes through KNOWNlive and is currently a KNOWNpreneur Team Leader and Instructor. Through the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Giulia developed and ran workshops and served as keynote speaker for the 2019 Great Give kickoff. She continues to serve as an expert instructor for TechXel Stamford at the Ferguson Library. Giulia is excited to be able to share her expertise with the NHFPL as the 2021-2022 Entrepreneur-In-Residence.
Meet the Creative-in-Residence
Our Creative-In-Residence, Ceresa Newsome comes to us with over 13 years of professional experience sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She’s a fashion designer by trade who enjoys creating and sharing her passions with others as a craft educator. In 2020 Ceresa founded Endangered Stitches for aspiring knitters, crocheters, and sewers to have access to stitch resources, and develop the confidence they need to grow in their respective stitch journeys. You may find some of her work featured by big box craft stores, as she also spends time developing patterns, curriculum for knit and crochet classes, and how-to kits. Ceresa believes strongly that creating is about more than just making things pretty. Being creative is about developing solutions.
The EIR/CIR Program is generously funded by CT Next and the New Haven Innovation Collaborative