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We all should be building a creative meritocracy


When it comes to discussing creativity and creative team building there is no one I turn to more for inspiration and thought leadership than Scott Belsky, the founder of Behance and the 99U Conference. I’ve been lucky enough to know Scott for a while, I’ve had him come to work with my design team and I make anyone who works for me read his book Making Ideas Happen. I was able to briefly catch up with him at Adobe MAX and see his session where he talked about and defined a creative meritocracy. I don’t care what type of creative work you do, this is the type of system and culture we would all kill to work in.  Like all of Scott’s talks it is well worth your time to watch what he has to say.

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Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Speaker, Podcaster, Crazy One. As a designer, I have 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and creating innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years transforming agency and client-side teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process and political skill to create innovative, world-class work and cultures that change industries and companies. My clients have included American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, Citi, ExxonMobil, Acura, Old Navy, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and many others. My work has received over 150 international awards, my app designs have been named as one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps, Apple has featured my work in 9 keynotes, 4 TV commercials and more.

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