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I am a brutally honest consultant that provides business advice to creative teams. I offer customized solutions on the best way to run and manage your business. I am a fast-talker, a designer by degree, a frequently requested speaker, an avid reader, a trend-spotter, and your advocate. I love what I do and who I work with.

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Take the Pain out of Proposals & Pricing: Think, Simplify and Engage

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This online class for emerging designers will teach you the steps to pre-qualifying clients, defining objectives, communicating project parameters and impactful ways to customize your proposals.

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My inspirational business strategies to help you get your business back on course! Consider this my new year’s gift to you and a teaser of a book that I’ll be writing in 2016!
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Creative Briefs: Aligning Expectations and Measuring Results (Part I)

I am a brutally honest consultant that provides business advice to creative teams. I offer customized solutions on the best way to run and manage your business. I am a fast-talker, a designer by degree, a frequently requested speaker, an avid reader, a trend-spotter, and your advocate. I love what I do and who I  Continue Reading »

Emily's expertise in proposal writing, new business, and strategy has been essential to our growth as a studio. We couldn't imagine running our business without her. If only she could grow a giant beard.
— Jason Kernevich, Principal + Creative Director, The Heads of State, Philadelphia, PA

Emily is a ruthless, whip-cracking disciplinarian of a design business consultant. And I mean that with infinite admiration and love. She’s done wonders for Volume.
— Eric Heiman, Partner, Volume Inc., San Francisco, CA

With Emily’s guidance, we were able to lay a solid foundation for future improvements that we continue to build on today.
— Randy J. Hunt, Creative Director, Etsy, NY

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