Learning + Sharing

I enjoy speaking and educating for personal growth... but really, I just love a good, inspiring conversation.

Upcoming Engagements

  • June 20, 2017
    AIGA Design Loop: Careers Edition (Moderator) – 6:30-8:00pm @ NUU Group-Houston, TX

Speaking, Panels & Presentations Past

  • May 10, 2017
    Personal Branding for Artists & Creative Professionals – 5:00-6:00pm @ Heights Public Library-Houston, TX
  • August 16, 2016
    Exploring Passion Projects (AIGA Design Loop) – 6:30-8:30pm @ Fill In The Blank Studio-Houston, TX
  • June 8, 2016
    Hand Lettering 101 Workshop – 6-9pm @ Dishman Art Museum (Lamar University) c/o AIGA Houston East Satellite-Beaumont, TX
  • March 30, 2016
    The Past / Present / Future Journey of Culture Pilot – Oso Bay Creative Summit XIX Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX
  • February 8, 2016
    Innovation and Startup Culture – Turnstone Roadshow 2016
    5pm @ McCoy-Rockford, Houston, TX
  • Sept 9, 2014
    Bridging gaps between Baby Boomers and Millenials – Infovine Marketing Symposium for Non-profits
    5:30pm @ Noble Energy Room, Houston Food Bank, Houston, TX
  • Oct 22, 2013
    Engaging Human Behavior & Sensory Marketing - AMA MarketingEDGE Conference Spin Up
    4pm @ Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
  • Oct 2, 2013
    Looking toward the ubiquitous mobile era - HiMA Interactive Strategies Conference
    4pm @ Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Sept 14, 2013
    STEM to STEAM: The importance of Arts for success in Education and Business (Moderator) - Houston Arts Partners Conference
    9am @ Houston Ballet Center for Dance, Houston, TX
  • August 6, 2013
    Marketing and Technology within Arts and Education - YA National Leadership Conference
    1:45pm @ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • June 25, 2013
    Best practices in Design Thinking - AIGA Design Loop (panel)
    6:30pm @ Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
  • June 19, 2013
    Visual Communication in Brand Development (Lecture)
    6pm @ University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • April 16, 2013
    Personal Branding & Social Media Etiquette (panel) w/ UHSMSA
    4pm @ University of Houston main campus, Houston, TX
  • February 24, 2013
    Engaging Human Behavior - TEDActive TEDx Workshop
    10am @ TEDActive, Palm Springs, CA
  • November 8-9, 2012
    Co-host: VISUALIZED Conference
    9am @ Times Center, New York, NY
  • March 27, 2012
    The Importance of the Personal Brand in Business – Responsibility and good PR motives
    11:30am @ Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Sugarland, TX
  • October 27, 2011
    IRL vs. URL: The experience of human connection
    2pm @ PRSA PR Day 2011, Reliant Center, Houston, TX
  • September 28, 2011
    AIGA Small Talk: Branding and the importance of creative culture in Houston and beyond 
    6pm @ Culture Pilot, Houston, TX
  • September 24, 2011
    Bringing fun into business culture 
    10am @ The Business Makers Radio Show, Houston, TX
  • September 2, 2010
    Creative Meet Up: Video Games - Influence and gamification within design and marketing culture 
    7pm @ Culture Pilot, Houston, TX
  • December 17, 2009
    Creative Meet Up: Toys - History, influence and predictability for product design 
    7pm @ Culture Pilot, Houston, TX

Favorite Topics

I love speaking about new ideas and engaging with audiences. My favorite conversation topics include:
  • Design Thinking
  • Brand Development 
  • Personal Branding
  • Engaging Human Connection & Behavior
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Creative Business Development
If you'd like me to develop a talk or presentation for an event, please reach out at least one month in advance.

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