Creative Dundee is a network organisation which supports creative talent based in and around Dundee through various events and partnerships across sectors including culture, healthcare, tourism and technology. Starting life as a side project blog back in 2008, Easson has grown Creative Dundee from the ground up. As part of the team supporting the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design Dundee, her links to the design industry have enabled collaborations to happen between designers, the public and private sectors, since the city was awarded the designation in 2014. Previously working with Nesta for seven years, Easson ran a range of training, mentoring and grant funding programmes which supported early stage creative industries and technology businesses across the UK and internationally; and also led a digital innovation fund for the arts in Scotland.