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

PAST APPEARANCES

Sponsor/Senior Mentor
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)

Panelist
"Video: Creativity in Real Time Panel, with The Players' Tribune, The New York Jets and Undefined Creative"
Photoshelter/Libris Live, NYC

Speaker
"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)

Panelist
"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)

Panelist
"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)

Speaker
Career & Professional Development Roundtable
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2014

Panel Moderator
"Fast and Furious: Cutting Sports Television" with Brad Buckwalter, Colin Beattie, Phil Parrish & Christian Winters
Manhattan Edit Workshop: "Sight, Sound & Story", NYC (2014)

Panelist
"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)

Speaker
Professional Volunteering Seminar
Catchafire, NYC  (2011)