Join AIGA Cleveland for the third annual INtrospective: A One-Day Conference for In-House Creatives. It will be a day of education, insight and inspiration, featuring some of the most dynamic and influential in-house creative professionals, both locally and nationally.
After the success of 2016’s conference, we are excited to bring you more speaker presentations and working sessions tailored to in-house professionals of all levels. Refuel your creativity and connect with your peers. You’ll return to work inspired and re-energized.
Not an in-houser? No matter where you spend your day designing, there will be plenty of great information to take away.
Your True Voice: Harnessing Emotional Intelligence As A Creative Catalyst
It's so easy to fall into the trap of going through your creative process by rote. What if instead you could to tap into deeper parts of your creative self to generate stronger, more authentic ideas? That's where emotional intelligence comes into play. Join Devin O'Bryan as he tells his tale of mental illness, redemption, and how he found his creative voice in an unlikely place.
Devin O’Bryan is a designer-educator with an eye for talent and a heart for cultivating that talent. For nearly 5 years, he has been co-creating within IBM IoT, IBM Corporate HR , and IBM Design’s global education efforts with programs like IBM's Design Bootcamp Experiences, IBM Designweek events, as well as building and maintaining the intensive, award-winning Maelstrom internship program from scratch. He is currently the Creative Director for IBM's internal incubator called Project Whitespace.
Devin’s personal mental health journey has informed huge swaths of his educational and professional curricula. As such, authenticity is the cornerstone of Devin’s design and life philosophies, and his patient wife and two kids keep him genuine every single day.
Beyond Design: How to Level Up Your Strategic Mindset
These days most design skills are commoditized and creative talent is subjective. How do designers stand out and prove long-term value within their organizations? That's the question that our dynamic and entertaining opening keynote speaker will answer. Join Sam Brenner, VP of Marketing at BoxCast, as he kicks off INtrosepctive 3.0.
Sam Brenner is the VP of Marketing for BoxCast, one of Cleveland's most exciting tech companies. For the last three years, Sam has been building an in-house content marketing machine that continues to drive results and extend the global reach of the BoxCast brand.
Sam's journey to BoxCast is unique. He started his career in outside sales, cold calling all day long. In the summer of 2011, he parlayed his sales commissions into recording his first studio album, got picked up by a booking agent, quit his sales job, and created Sam Brenner Music. After transitioning his music from full-time career to beloved hobby, Sam started working as a consultant and business development manager for a digital marketing agency.
AM Breakout Sessions
Ryan Morgan, VP Digital Marketing, Aztek- The Future of Digital: What to Expect in 2019
Jill DiNicolantonio, Paper Consultant | Founder - Parse & Parcel & Cara Zoltowicz, Regional Account Executive - Oliver Printing- Digital Printing – Don’t Settle for Default
PM Breakout Sessions
Kevin Johnson, Art Director, Cleveland Cavaliers- How to Build (And Rebuild) A Brand: Investing in your brand narrative while the rest of the world invests in something else.
Courtney Enser, Director, Marketing & Sales Alignment, Millcraft- The State of the Paper Industry
8:30-9:15am Registration (with coffee courtesy of Phoenix Coffee)
9:15-9:30am – Welcome & opening remarks
9:30-10:30am – Keynote: Sam Brenner
10:30-10:45am - Break
10:45-11:30am – Breakout session 1: Jill or Ryan
11:30-11:45pm – Break
11:45am-1:15pm – Lunch with Adobe
1:15-1:30pm – Break
1:30-2:15pm – Breakout session 2: Courtney or Kevin
2:15-2:30pm - Break
2:30-3:30pm – Keynote: Devin O'Bryan
3:30 pm – Closing Remarks
Saturday, November 10
9:00am – 4:00pm
Registration opens at 8:30am
Startmart (Tower City Center)
50 Public Square #200, Cleveland, OH 44113
Student Members $29
Non Members $129
Student Non Members $49
*Student Non Members who purchase a ticket must enter their school when purchasing a ticket, and must bring their valid student ID to the event.
Interested in bringing your team? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for group discounts.