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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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Type Directors Club, NYC


Workshop: Managing Projects and Clients for High Impact

October 21, 2016
register: tdc.org

In this workshop you will learn to move from a reactive management process to a more proactive, planned management process. Whether you work on your own or within a creative agency/firm, this session will explore key communication tools and strategies that result in better managed, long-term, and mutually rewarding client relationship.

RGD Design Thinkers, Toronto


Pre-Conference Workshops

November 2-5, 2016
register: designthinkers.com

I’ll be running the following two, 3-hour pre-conference workshops:

  1. Managing Projects and Clients for High Impact
    See description above
  2. 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 Business Manifesto view teaser

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 Business Manifesto

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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  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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