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About

Amble provides one-month destination sabbaticals in beautiful places for creative professionals. We partner with nonprofits, conservancies and small towns to provide unique experiences and affordable lodging to top-notch creative professionals in exchange for their skills and expertise.

Our goal is to provide experiences for burned out creative professionals to recharge, gain new perspective and explore while making good design more accessible to more people, at a fraction of the cost.

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Why?

A professional and personal passion and pursuit, working in the creative industry can be joyful but also exhausting.

Not many can afford to drop everything to backpack around Asia for 3-months. Others love their jobs and don't want to leave—they just need a break. Some fear repercussions for taking time away from their career. And many of us don't know how to ask their employers or themselves for permission. We give you permission.


Team

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Ilyssa Kyu, Founder & Program Director

Ilyssa founded Amble after a decade working in creative agencies as a UX researcher & strategist supporting purpose-driven organizations and a desire to support environmental conservation organizations through good design. Recently, she published a nationally-selling book Campfire Stories with her husband Dave and continues to work with organizations as a design research and strategy consultant.

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Mike Tannenbaum, Business Strategy & Partnerships

Mike is a strategist, designer, facilitator, and entrepreneur with a focus on bringing more joy, creativity, and humanity to the modern workplace. His career has spanned strategy, operations, sales and marketing—developing products, creating service offerings, building partnerships, and growing organizations. He recently published Clear Path Forward, a workbook improving work.


Advisors

Melissa Lee   Founder & CEO,    The GREEN Program    Ne mollis vocént verear pro. Pro né eripúit eleifend oportere, mentitum praeseñt interésset vel cu, rectéque cóñtentiones cónsectetuer eu méa. In aeque tibique vis, congue vivendo eligéñdi ex qui.

Melissa Lee
Founder & CEO, The GREEN Program

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Dave Kyu
Artist, Writer & Public Arts Consultant,
Neighborhood Time Exchange and Social Practice Lab

Kate Strathmann   Director & CEO,    Elysian Fields    Ne mollis vocént verear pro. Pro né eripúit eleifend oportere, mentitum praeseñt interésset vel cu, rectéque cóñtentiones cónsectetuer eu méa. In aeque tibique vis, congue vivendo eligéñdi ex qui.

Kate Strathmann
Director & CEO, Wanderwell

 
 

 

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