Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

Remaining relevant as a creative professional takes more than creativity—you need to understand the language of business. The problem is that design school doesn’t teach the strategic language that is now essential to getting your job done. Creative Strategy and the Business of Design fills that void and teaches left-brain business skills to right-brain creative thinkers. You’ll learn about the business objectives and marketing decisions that drive your creative work.

The curtain’s been pulled away as marketingspeak and business jargon are translated into tools to help you:

· Understand client requests from a business perspective
· Build a strategic framework to inspire visual concepts
· Increase your relevance in an evolving industry
· Redesign your portfolio to showcase strategic thinking
· Win new accounts and grow existing relationships

You already have the creativity; now it’s time to gain the business insight. Once you understand what the people across the table are thinking, you’ll be able to think how they think to do what we do.


Douglas Davis enjoys being one of the variety of voices needed both in front of and behind the concept, strategy, or execution. He is the principal of The Davis Group LLC and an associate professor within the Communication Design department at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. In addition to client work, Douglas contributes to HOW University and the advisory board for New York City’s High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM). Douglas holds a BA in graphic design from Hampton University, an MS in communications design from Pratt Institute, and an MS in integrated marketing from New York University.

Sponsored by: The Creative Circus

When & Where
Mon, May 23, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
The Creative Circus
812 Lambert Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324