HOW Design Live Chicago June 22-27
 
June 24-27, 2011

Speakers

The InHOWse speaker roster is made up of veteran in-house managers—folks who've been in your shoes and addressed the same challenges you face every day. Check out their complete bios below.

Shannon Carter

Shannon Carter

President

Cartis Group, BrandSmartProcess

Austin, TX
 
A 20-year branding and design-industry veteran, Shannon's work has been recognized by HOW, Print, AdWeek and more. He is a frequent judge of advertising and design competitions, and speaks often on brand strategy, marketing communications and design.
www.BrandSmartProcess.com
www.cartisgroup.com
 
Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

Graphic Designer

Disney Design Group

Kississimee, FL
 
In his role with Disney, Chris has designed toys, logos, clothing, brands, games, candy and more. His work can be found at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Hong Kong Disney Land and World of Disney Stores. He often serves as a liaison between the art and business teams at Disney.
 
Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen

Co-Partner

Cohen Miller Consulting

East Brunswick, NJ
 
Emily has consulted with design firms and in-house corporate creative departments for more than 20 years. Along with her partner, Jennifer Miller, she helps corporate and institutional in-house and creative marketing teams to improve operational effectiveness by combining best-practice insights with solid benchmark data. Emily has taught classes and conducted seminars for many leading design schools and organizations and frequently speaks on business issues for the creative industry.
www.cohenmillerconsulting.com
 
Anne-Marie Concepcion

Anne-Marie Concepción

Owner

Seneca Design & Training

Chicago, IL
 
Anne-Marie is one of the nation's premier independent Adobe Certified Instructors, teaching hands-on classes at client sites around the world. She also shares her expertise via blogs, books, articles, videos and seminars. She's the co-host of InDesignSecrets.com, the author of Professional Website Design from Start to Finish and the co-author of InDesign Breakthroughs.
http://facebook.com/senecadesign
http://facebook.com/designgeek
http://facebook.com/indesignsecrets
http://facebook.com/socialmediamktg
 
 
Jason Cranford Teague

Jason Cranford Teague

Managing Director of UX

Forum One

Alexandria, VA
 
A 16-year web-design veteran, Jason currently helps clients like The Environmental Protection Agency and The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation creatively apply technology to build a more positive future. He's the author of CSS3 Visual Quickstart, Fluid Web Typography and Speaking in Styles: The Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers.
www.jasonspeaking.com
riCardo crespo

riCardo crespo

SVP/Global Creative Chief

Twentieth Century Fox

Los Angeles, CA
 
Prior to joining Twentieth Century Fox, riCardo held leadership positions at such notable advertising firms as McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi and Bozell Worldwide. Most recently, he served as Executive Group Creative Director at Mattel. He often lectures at design events, branding conferences and universities, and is on the advisory board of the AC Collective at accidentalcreative.com.
 
Jackie Schaffer

Rena DeLevie

COO of the Creative Process

Cella

Bethesda, MD
 
Cella Consultant Rena DeLevie’s nickname is “COO of the Creative Process.” She is a people-oriented transformational leader with 23 years in the creative industry; first as an art director for 8 years, then in Creative Operations for the past 15 years. Rena’s passion is to help companies and people succeed by listening, analyzing and proposing solutions for organizational structure, streamlining communication, financial accountability, increasing efficiency and reducing expenses. She values creativity and business equally and delivers solutions that balance the two.
www.cellaconsulting.com
 

Chris Elkerton

Creative Director

Zygoht Partners

Toronto, ON
 
Chris is the creative director at Zygoht Partners, an experimental marketing firm whose loyalty and acquisition programs focus on advertiser and audience engagement through experiences. Prior to joining Zygoht, Chris was part of the 3 Dogz team, designing print and web collateral for clients such as Discovery Films, Imax and Levis. His work has been recognized by HOW, Applied Arts Magazine and The Advertising Design Club of Canada.
www.zygoht.com
 
Andy Epstein

Andy Epstein

Creative Director

Designer Greetings

Edison, NJ
 
Andy is a veteran in-house design manager, creating and growing in-house design teams for Commonwealth Toy and Gmund before restructuring and growing the 100-person creative team at Bristol-Myers-Squibb. He currently leads an in-house design team at Designer Greetings, developing the company's products and point-of-sale materials. Andy has written and spoken extensively on in-house issues, and was the co-founder of InSource, an association dedicated to providing support to in-house designers and design-team managers. He edits and contributes to the HOW InHOWse blog and recently published The Corporate Creative with HOW Books.
www.designergreetings.com
Blog: http://invangelist.wordpress.com
 
Von Glitschka

Von Glitschka

Principal

Glitschka Studios

Salem, OR
 
Von has worked in the creative industry for more than 23 years. He currently heads up Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative group that works on illustrative design projects with ad agencies, medium to large design firms and in-house corporate art departments. His work has been appeared in Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Graphis and more.
www.vonglitschka.com
 

Sam Harrison

Founder

Words-Ideas-Action

Atlanta, GA
 
A popular speaker and author, Sam has worked in many creative arenas: in-house, agency, freelance, consultant and teacher. His client list includes the NFL, Major League Baseball, American Express and Hallmark. He's also the author of Zing: Five Steps and 101 Tips for Creativity On Command, Ideaspotting: How to Find Your Next Great Idea and Ideaselling: Successfully Pitch Your Creative Ideas to Bosses, Clients and Other Decision Makers.
www.zingzone.com
 
 
Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead

Author and Consultant

Jacksonville, FL
 
Sally is an author, speaker, consultant and marketing expert who focuses on teaching companies and individuals how to persuade and captivate their customers and staff members. She has worked with such world-class brands as Nike, Coca-Cola, Target and Godiva. Her latest book is titled Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation.


HOW Design Live Closing Keynote: Fascinate: How to Persuade and Captivate

Valerie Jacobs

Vice President, Group Director of Trends

LPK

Cincinnati, OH
 
Valerie is a seasoned design forecaster focusing on the development of trend analysis for LPK client brands. Her strategic approach includes research, analysis and translation of trend data into actionables as they relate to design for consumer brand initiatives. She is often called upon to present her trend analysis to industry and academic organizations, and has authored white papers for the Design Management Institute, Innovation Magazine and others.
www.lpk.com
 
Jim Krause

Jim Krause

Principal

Jim Krause Design

Bellingham, WA
 
A freelance designer and author, Jim has worked with clients such as Cingular Wireless, Kodak and Microsoft. He's the author of many books for designers and artists: Color Index, Idea Index, Layout Index, Design Basics Index, Creative Sparks, Photo Idea Index: Places, Photo Idea Index: Things and Photo Idea Index: People (all from HOW Design Books).
 

Heather Lins

Founder

Heather Lins Home

Madison, WI
 
Trained as a graphic designer, Heather launched her surface and product design studio, Heather Lins Home in 2008. She uses easily recognizable but unexpected images—from eye charts to scientific diagrams—in her textiles, putting an emphasis on eco-friendly materials. Her work has appeared in Print, HOW, The New York Times and Better Homes and Gardens.
www.heatherlinshome.com
 
Matthew Loyd

Steve Matteson

Creative Type Director

Monotype Imaging 

 
A 1988 graduate of the School of Printing at Rochester Institute of Technology, Steve found his passion for type and typography among the historic collections of books, metal type, type-casting equipment and printing presses. In 1990 Steve was hired by Monotype Typography as a contractor to aid in the production of Microsoft’s first TrueType fonts. Having already spent over two years mastering the hinting algorithms of a similar technology for another company, TrueType was an easy transition, and produced fonts for OEM customers such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. Working on the technical aspects of type helped fuel Steve’s ambition to design new typefaces. He completed a handwriting design called Andy and a revival of Frederic Goudy’s Truesdell in 1993. These were quickly followed by a screen font design for main frame terminal emulation (Andalé), Blueprint, Fineprint, Binner Gothic, Goudy Ornate, and user interface fonts for the original Xbox, Windows Vista and the Android OS.
 

Kevin McConkey

Co-Founder and Principal

Grip

Chicago, IL
 
As principal of Grip, Kevin serves as both president and CEO, guiding clients and maximizing the effect of their creative investment and brand strategy. He has been featured in The Chicago Sun-Times and STEP Magazine. Prior to founding Grip, Kevin was the design director at Ibbotson Associates, a prestigious economic think tank.
www.gripdesign.com
 
Jo McGinley

Jo McGinley

Co-founder

Juice

Los Angeles, CA
 
As co-founder of Juice, Jo uses improvisational techniques to help clients maximize their creative and collaborative potential. Recent projects include branding workshops for The Discovery Channel and Jack in the Box, consumer insight sessions for MINI Cooper and Pepsi and collaboration workshops for Method Home. Jo also teaches and performs improvisation internationally, with a home base at Impro Theatre in Los Angeles. She has taught at USC, Pepperdine University and University of San Francisco, as well as for corporate clients like American Express and Disney.
 
Brian Miller

Brian D. Miller

Owner and Design Director

Brian Miller Design Group

Norwalk, CT
 
In addition to his work at Brian Miller Design Group, a firm that specializes in branding for the web and print, Brian is a lecturer at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, a board member of the Type Directors Club and author of Above the Fold. His work as been featured in Print and Graphic Design USA.
www.brianmillerdesign.com
 
Deborah Morrison

Deborah Morrison

Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR
 
In addition to her work at the University of Oregon, Deborah is a partner with Enviromedia in the GreenwashingIndex.com, and has served on The One Club board of directors for two terms. She often consults with organizations and agencies on keeping creativity alive, and is the co-author of Idea Industry: How to Crack the Advertising Career Code and The Creative Process Illustrated: How Advertising's Big Ideas Are Born.
http://www.enviromedia.com/
 

Stefan Mumaw

Creative Director and Provider of All Things That Rock

Reign

Kansas City, MO
 
Stefan is the Creative Director and provider of all things that rock at Reign, as well as the author of five books, including Chasing the Monster Idea, which examines the common characteristics of truly monstrous ideas. He also co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind with Wendy Lee Oldfield.
www.letitreign.com
 
Wendy Lee Oldfield

Wendy Lee Oldfield

Designer and Owner

Vekay Creative

Costa Mesa, CA
 
As the founder of Vekay Creative, Wendy Lee has worked with a wide range of clients, including Heart Gallery of Orange County, Trader Joe's, BaylorPR and F+W Media. She co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Mind and Caffeine for the Creative Team; she has also been featured in HOW and Dynamic Graphics.
http://vekay.com/
 
 
Kristina Robbins

Kristina Robbins

Founder

Juice

Los Angeles, CA
 
As founder of Juice, Kristina has developed branding workshops for The Discovery Channel and Jack in the Box, consumer insight sessions for MINI Cooper and Pepsi and collaboration workshops for Method Home, using improvisational techniques to help clients maximize their creative and collaborative potential. Kristina is also a documentary filmmaker and partner in the Department of Expansion, which specializes in boutique filmmaking for the brain. Her films have appeared on PBS and A&E.
www.juiceworkshops.com
www.DepartmentofExpansion.com
 
Daniel Schutzsmith

Daniel Schutzsmith

Creative Director and Co-Founder

Mark & Phil

New York, NY
 
Daniel is a professor at the School of Visual Arts and co-founder and Creative Director of Mark & Phil, providing cause marketing and philanthropic strategy for non-profits and socially responsible companies. Over the past decade, he has worked with clients such as 1% for the planet, Adobe, BBDO, Dave Matthews Band, Google, MTV and more.
www.markandphil.com
http://ketchuppopsicle.com/
 
Rochelle Seltzer

Rochelle Seltzer

President and Creative Director

Seltzer

Brookline, MA
 
Rochelle founded Seltzer in 1984 with a mission to build strategically focused, powerful design solutions for brand-savvy businesses and non-profits. Seltzer's client list includes professional services firms, businesses with an environmental focus and healthcare organizations. Rochelle also regularly speaks to business audiences on topics related to branding, marketing and the power of design for business success.
www.seltzerdesign.com
 
David Sherwin

David Sherwin

Principal Designer

frog design

Seattle, WA
 
At frog design, David helps guide the research, strategy and design of novel products and services for some of today's leading companies. He has worked at a wide range of creative agencies—from large consultancies to smaller interactive agencies—for clients like AT&T, Cingular Wireless, Microsoft and Toshiba. He is the author of Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills and Design Business from A to Z, due out in 2012.
www.frogdesign.com
 
Peleg Top

Peleg Top

Business Development Coach

Los Angeles, CA
 
As a business development coach and professional mentor to design firm owners, Peleg works one-on-one with creative entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses, acquire their ideal clients, master money and live balanced lives. He has more than 20 years' experience in the design industry and has authored five books, including The Designer's Guide to Marketing: How to find clients and what to charge them. He's also the host of "Creative Shop Talk," an online talk show featuring some of the design industry's moist inspiring people.
www.pelegtop.com
 
Dyana Valentine

Dyana Valentine

Santa Monica, CA
 
Dyana coaches creative entrepreneurs, teaching them how to keep all their balls in the air (while dropping the non-essentials), and helping them find and live their passions. She teaches workshops on collaboration, as well as writing for two online magazines and three blogs for entrepreneurs. She's also the editor of the Global Journal of Community Psychology.
www.dyanavalentine.com
 
Trish Witkowski

Trish Witkowski

Chief Folding Fanatic

foldfactory.com

Nashville, TN
 
Trish brings her specialized expertise in the area of folding to foldfactory.com; she's also the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InerTech™ Technology Award winner. She frequently writes and blogs on the topic of folding and finishing, and hosts a popular weekly e-video, the "60-second Super-cool FOLD of the WEEK." She's also the author of A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.
www.foldfactory.com
 
 
Jim Woods

Jim Woods

Creative Director

United Pet Group

Cincinnati, OH
 
As the Creative Director for United Pet Group, Jim oversees an award-winning in-house creative team, as well as third-party agencies, photographers and freelance designers for the Tetra, Marineland, Instant Ocean, Jungle and AquaTech Brands. He manages creative projects from concept to completion, translating marketing objectives into creative strategies, and directing the creative team in the production of packaging, advertising and marketing collateral. Prior to this, Jim worked for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. division of Clear Channel Communications; he has more than 11 years experience in in-house design.
www.unitedpetgroup.com