PAST & CURRENT TOPICS
I write, speak and mentor based on personal experience. Anecdotes from my life, my own mistakes, fears, accomplishments and goals color my style – but having had the privilege of many intimate professional relationships, I have a bird's eye view on the general challenges facing a creative workforce today. Framing these in an approachable, down-to-earth manner, I can relate to the audience and offer concrete professional advice on:
Entrepreneurship for Creatives:
Freelancing vs small business entrepreneurship
Creative second, business first.
Avoiding the common pitfalls and mistakes
What happens to your life when you own a business?
Working with others: from partners to sub-contractors
Clients, networking and the art of selling
KEYNOTES AND WORKSHOPs:
Effective visual communication
Building the career you want
Advocating for your success
Career decisions at every level
Working with others: from colleagues to vendors to bosses
General Career Development:
Best practices for creatives at any level
Advancing your career, maintaining your personality
Off the beaten path to your success
Getting started is hard – and, it should be!
The Myth of Life/Work BalancE:
The art of actually taking vacation time
Don't let listicles get in the way of actually getting things done
Why the first step to feeling "balanced" is in your definition
Contact me to see if we’re a good fit.
Cutter Connections Bi-Annual Mentorship: For Women, By Women, Versus, NYC (2017)
Discussion Leader (w/Kevin Aratari of Troika)
"Does Size Matter? Growth takes on many forms besides scale."
PromaxBDA 2017: Creative Entrepreneurs, Los Angeles, CA (2017)
"Video: Creativity in Real Time Panel, with The Players' Tribune, The New York Jets and Undefined Creative"
Photoshelter/Libris Live, NYC
"The Entrepreneurial Mindset/Thrive Your Own Way: The importance of forging real relationships and redefining growth."
CoreConnect Conference, Little Rock, AR (2017)
Speaker & Workshop Leader
"Stop Apologizing for Wanting Work/Life Balance"
AWNY/She Runs It: "Renew, Recharge, Regroup" Bootcamp, NYC (2017)
"Serving Multiple Screens: Graphics for Mobile and Streaming"
SVG Sports Graphics Forum, NYC (2017)
Breakout Discussion Leader:
"Are You a Freelancer? Or an Entrepreneur?"
Women Of New York: Keynotes & Cocktails Series, NYC (2016)
"Evaluating Graphics 2D & 3D Production Pipelines: Creativity and Efficiency"
SVG Sports Graphics Forum, NYC (2016)
Speaker & Panelist
Original Presentation: "Designing Your Life"
Motion Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2014)
Career & Professional Development Roundtable
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2014
"Fast and Furious: Cutting Sports Television" with Brad Buckwalter, Colin Beattie, Phil Parrish & Christian Winters
Manhattan Edit Workshop: "Sight, Sound & Story", NYC (2014)
"Keeping Current: Graphics Design Tools and Trends for 2014"
Sports Video Group (SVG) Summit, NYC (2013)
Speaker & Panelist
Original Presentation: "What To Do After Success"
Motion Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2013)
Professional Volunteering Seminar
Catchafire, NYC (2011)