Most creative professionals have had a multi-facetted path that touches upon different types of creative endeavors. We all face “forks in the road” regularly: brand development, design, creative direction, image making, and we all rely on collaboration to suceed. But, how do we define the creative ecosystem we live in in this new era where we are all playing increasingly overlapping roles? Who is the creative director, the project manager, the creative talent, the designer, the content creator, the business savvy, the UI/UX designer, in this current landscape? We all are.
The challenge is: How do we touch on these roles in a way that capitalizes on our strengths, individually, and find ways to form partnerships to create the whole, one that come together and dissolve as needed? Join industry experts in this dialogue on design, illustration and collaboration.
Charles Hively, a creative director, art director, ad agency founder, graphic designer, and sometimes copywriter and former illustrator, is the founder of 3×3, the only magazine in the United States devoted entirely to contemporary illustration. For the last thirteen years, 3×3 has maintained the highest production standards in keeping with his mission to promote this venerable genre.
Francesca Messina is an Artist’s Representative for Début Art, a British illustration agency representing 140+ world-class Illustrators, Motion Animators and Designers. Her specialties include: Creative Direction, Art Direction, commissioning photography and illustration, editorial design, magazine redesign projects, staff and workflow management, and product development.