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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November 2-5, 2016
I’ll be running the following two, 3-hour pre-conference workshops:
- Managing Projects and Clients for High Impact
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- Where Do We Go From Here? Learn to Plan Your Team's Future
Are you constantly fighting fires with no end in sight? Are you exhausted, frazzled and just winging it each day? Planning the future direction and vision of your firm, team or department is critical. In this session, attendees will learn the who, when, where, why and how you that is involved in looking at your business at a 10,000 foot level and planning its future growth.
Creative Briefs - Aligning Expectations and Measuring Results
November 5, 2016
Learn how to improve and develop smartly-crafted creative briefs that achieve results at Inside Job 2016: A One-day Conference for In-house Design. This session will cover secrets to creative brief success, why and when creative briefs are important, how creative briefs should be used across the life of a project, as well as tips for getting the best guidance from your clients.
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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