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Born and raised in Mexico City, Bryony Gomez-Palacio is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. She is co-founder of UnderConsideration—a graphic design firm and publishing enterprise all rolled into one—where she manages the behind-the-scenes of the online network compromised of Brand New, FPO, Quipsologies and the soon to be re-launched Design Encyclopedia. Bryony has co-authored four books with her husband and partner, Armin Vit—their most recent efforts being Graphic Design, Referenced and the self-published Flaunt. Most recently, they conceived and presented the Brand New Conference in New York City and the 2010 Brand New Awards. Bryony enjoys conducting workshops and lecturing when not tending to her two young daughters.


Working Parenthood: Urban Legend or Actual Possibility?

Wednesday, May 6 • 11:30am – 12:15pm

Parenthood and doing the work you love don’t have to experience sibling rivalry, or compete for your undivided attention. From unique business models to hard-core discipline, from surprise paths to conscious planning—obtaining the elusive "life/work balance" is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Through various case studies, including a behind-the-scenes look at UnderConsideration, Bryony Gomez-Palacio will share the insights you need to build your own formula—on your own terms.

3 Main Take-Aways:
  1. Life/work balance is not a 50/50 formula.
  2. Parenthood and work will and should overlap.
  3. Knowing what you want and busting your ass to get it always works.