My years of experience had prepared me for the topics that I wanted to teach them—and for the questions I figured they would ask. What I hadn’t prepared for was how my passion for design and business would be re-energized by these creative “solopreneurs.”
The amount of talent in that one room at Moscone Center was amazing. The new ideas that were presented and discussed were all being generated by the passion of the attendees wanting to learn more and do better. Ideas around networking, creative design, being a smart businessperson, thinking like a marketer, becoming a trusted partner to a client, and growing a business out of a career they love.
We have always embraced these practices at Cleveland Design. But listening to new and different voices on these topics was invigorating and educating. It sparked new ideas for our future, as well.
It seemed I learned something from every conversation I had with the talented people at CFC. But what I really learned is the future of design and marketing communication is not only going to be okay; it’s going to be pretty fabulous.