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Glenn John Arnowitz’s artistic journey began with his first John Gnagy Art Kit, a subscription to MAD Magazine and seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, and continued along a twisted path through music, design, theatre and writing.

He is Director of Creative Services for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and the co-founder of InSource, an association that helps in-house creatives achieve design excellence and recognition within their companies and the business community. Glenn is a frequent contributor to leading design publications and blogs and has presented at many design conferences and organizations including HOW, CIA, Design Thinkers, IVMG, PPA, RDV Design, Deloitte, UCDA and Kean University.

As a designer, composer, painter, writer and actor, Glenn is always looking for new ways to scratch that insatiable creative itch.



Bossy Pants: Making the Transition from Designer to Design Leader

Tuesday, May 5 • 3:00 – 3:45pm

Many of us in-house designers climb through the ranks and then one day—and we’re not sure how this happens—WE become the boss, totally unprepared and without any aptitude or prior training. Glenn will trace his own journey from designer to design director and discuss the core competencies and skills needed to successfully manage projects, processes and lead a team of corporate creatives.

3 Main Takeaways:
  1. Learn to navigate the transition from designer to design leader.
  2. Find out how to effectively manage projects, processes and people.
  3. Get a better understanding of the core competencies needed to be an effective design leader.