Our next program topic will be "Reinventing Your Creative Career". Panelists, Tom Clifford (writer), Eric Knight (entrepreneur/inventor) and Karl Heine (Creative Solutionist/Career Coach) will share stories and offer insights that can help us "retool" our skill sets to become more marketable.
Cost: $16, includes assorted vegetarian & meat sandwiches, water and dessert. BYOB. Cups & ice provided. RSVP BY FRIDAY, OCT 18th.
• BONUS REASON TO ATTEND! Jack McConnell is showing 32 color photos of CT Stone Walls and 28 B&W photos of farmers and details from their farms. Jack has adapted his career from shooting annual report/advertising projects for Fortune 500 clients, to selling fine art, posters and rental prints to corporations and professional buildings; and stock photography to graphic designers, ad agencies, magazines and textbooks. He exhibits 12 collections of personal works to galleries, museums, and public spaces around the state.
• Thomas Clifford Thomas Clifford is a copywriter, content marketing writer and award-winning blogger. Before copywriting, Tom spent 25 years as an award-winning filmmaker/producer/director. He traveled the country producing more than 500 films for Fortune 100s, national nonprofits and local businesses.
Tom is recognized as a pioneer in producing films for businesses using the documentary format. Tom co-authored three books for "The Age of Conversation" book series, wrote for Fast Company as an “Expert Blogger” and was a featured blogger for Content Marketing Institute. Tom is also featured in the book, Content Rules.
For information about Tom and his 5-step copywriting process, go to www.DirectorTom.com.
• Eric Knight Eric Knight is a veteran business owner, entrepreneur, and inventor. He is the President of Remarkable Technologies, Inc. (www.remarkable.com), a company he founded in 1994. In the 1980s, Eric created what many now recognize as one of the world's first global "e-commerce" systems, providing online software sales -- worldwide -- via credit cards. In 1996, he created one of the world's first online travel agencies: Travelforless.com. As an inventor, he has been on numerous television programs and talk shows -- including a guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. You may have also spotted Eric on CNN or the Discovery Channel for his rocketry company that in 2007 launched the ashes of Star Trek's "Scotty" into space. In our industry specifically, for 13 years Eric had numerous roles and positions at Mintz & Hoke, including as one of their senior copywriters, an Associate Creative Director, and a Vice President.
• Karl Heine Karl Heine has more than 25 years in the field of creative professional recruitment and the development of all levels of talent for major brands, agencies, design firms, corporate communications and companies. Heine has remained hands-on as a creative professional throughout his career. He lectures frequently at design institutions and industry associations speaking on developing stellar communications to get noticed and hired faster.
Past engagements include: AIGA Connecticut, How Live-Boston Conference/Freelancers Roundtables, SVA, RISD, Creative Circus, Syracuse University, Graphic Artist Guild, Noble Desktop, Carnegie Mellon University, SASD/University of Bridgeport, UCONN, CCSU, University of Hartford, CADC, ICC, AWNY, AMA.
Heine serves as Adjunct Professor of Business Practices and Ethics at SASD, the new design program at the University of Bridgeport.
Industry articles: Communication Arts — Insights, Education, Information, The Dieline — Packaging a Talent Agency, Felt & Wire — Creativity Comes in Small Packages.
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ABOUT THE ICC: The Independent Creative Club (ICC) began in 1995 in the Hartford, Connecticut, area when a group of four graphic designers began meeting informally to talk about the business issues unique to independent creative professionals. They soon began inviting other independent graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, writers and marketing strategists to join them, and since then, membership has grown to almost 200 creative professionals located throughout the state.
The ICC continues to be an informal organization open to anyone who derives the major portion of their income from providing independent creative communication services to businesses. The ICC has no officers, dues, nonprofit status or other characteristics of an organized group. Meetings are informal and and aim to foster open discussion and exchange of issues relative to the creative field.