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Coming back to Adobe MAX with 2 new sessions! Register now!

I am extremely happy to announce that for the 5th consecutive year I will be speaking at Adobe MAX. I will also be trying for the 4th consecutive year to be named as an Adobe MAX Master, as one of the top twenty speakers at the entire event. This year I’m bringing 2 new 75 minute sessions of all new content and I wil be doing each session twice since they always sell out. But please register ASAP because I’m serious that my session always sell out and I had people sitting on the floor last year.

Adobe MAX is always one of my favorite conferences to speak at and attend every year. Early bird pricing lasts until July 31st and my sessions are selling out fast so be sure to go register today and I hope to see you there!

 


In-house Powerhouse: Building, Managing an Empowered Internal Creative Team

Companies want creativity and design like never before, but very few of their internal creative teams have been empowered to take advantage of this demand. Join Stephen Gates, in-house global head of design, as he shares what he has learned leading successful and empowered client-side teams for more than 10 years at Starwood Hotels and Citi.
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This session will provide tangible takeaways to help you:

  • Move your in-house team from an overlooked commodity to a critical asset
  • Capitalize on the real value your in-house creative team brings to your company
  • Define the internal and external processes your teams need to be successful
  • Value the importance of investing in strategic relationships and in your team

TIMES:
10/19/17 (Thursday) 4:30 PM – Venetian K
10/20/17 (Friday) 2:30 PM – Venetian K

 


Building Your Personal Brand

Can you tell people why you are different and better than every other creative out there? Join Stephen Gates, in-house creative executive, to find out why building your brand is critical for finding the perfect new job, standing out in your current job, or getting respect in the industry. This session will highlight the power, importance, and difficulties of creating your own personal brand and how to start building it today.
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Stephen will provide insight to help you:

  • Understand the four reasons why building your personal brand is critical to your career growth
  • Choose a brand archetype as the foundation of your brand
  • Build your brand to set you apart from the crowd
  • Create your personal brand ecosystem

TIMES:
10/18/17 (Wednesday) 3:30 PM – Palazzo GH
10/19/17 (Thursday) 1:00 PM – Lando 4305

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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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