Without knowing too much of what to expect in our first year attending, Colorado Ad Day delivered. Read our summary review of a day full of marketing, inspiration and empowerment.
If one thing rings true, I always have a book to read. Most of the time, it’s right before bed to unwind for the day. It’s definitely a tactile euphoria for me and where I absorb most of my inspiration—whether its design, creative, or motivation.
Here are some books that are on my nightstand this month. I’ve included links to purchase them in case you feel like getting your hands on them, which, of course, I recommend!
THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVITY: How to Build the Right Team for Success
Covering all aspects of running a creative business, this book touches on the different roles an individual must understand in order to build the right team for their business.
Granet explains why finances matter, how to negotiate and communicate value, how to market your business successfully, hiring for your team, picking clientele, and how to grow.
This book is a must have if you’re wanting to learn more about what it takes to run a creative business.
How to Do Great Work Without Being an A*shole
A satirical read to say the least but full of information on how to approach your work, your business culture, clients, etc. This is easily and quickly becoming one of my favorites!
Woods discusses that “being nice is good business” and how egomaniacs are catastrophic to the work culture. No one likes to work for an a*shole, and Woods covers how to approach situations in a healthy, progressive way.
This book makes for a very entertaining read and speaks the truth about some of the stigmas the creative industry has and ways to not fall victim. A must have on your shelf!
Prior to the deep dive I took into the world of designing for the financial industry over the past couple of years, I was a Packaging Designer. Read my recap on the the 2019 Dieline Awards, which formally recognize the absolute best in consumer product packaging design worldwide.
Colorado Ad Day is in its fourth year and is filled with diverse array of speakers and sessions that will leave you feeling inspired, informed, and ready to take on the world. You don’t want to miss it!