I present about design from time to time — on process, challenges, and hope. Here are some I’ve done. Contact me if you’d like me to speak at one of your events.

Photography by Scott Drickey

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Design principles in client work, volunteer design, collaborations, and self-initiated projects

  • AIGA | UNO / University of Nebraska at Omaha :: Nov 2017
  • AIGA Alaska / Downtown Anchorage :: Mar 2017
  • Meet the Pros / Independent Design at Scott Conference Center Omaha :: Feb 2016
  • Subversive Minds / Art & Social Movements at Indigo Bridge Books :: Mar 2015
  • Design Days / Western Washington University :: May 2014
  • College of Architecture / University of Nebraska at Omaha :: Mar 2013
  • Department of Journalism, Media and Computing / Creighton University :: Mar 2013
  • Art Directors Association of Iowa / Downtown Des Moines :: Jan 2011
  • Pecha Kucha / Design Alliance Omaha :: Nov 2008

Make It Smaller

Basic principles for organization and company leaders to help lay a groundwork for understanding design

  • Startup Roundtable on Branding hosted by Straight Shot :: Jul 2014–16
  • Branding Roundtable hosted by Omaha Entrepreneur Network :: May 2016
  • Cause Camp hosted by the American Marketing Association Lincoln :: Apr 2014

How To Stop A Pipeline

The design side of the Keystone XL story 

  • Six Years of #NOKXL Design hosted by Affect Conf Portland :: Oct 2016
  • Designing a progressive startup in a conservative state hosted by AIGA Nebraska :: Oct 2011

Round and Round Knowledge Sharing

Presentations about current topics important in the world of design and collaboration

  • How to get a (modern) website hosted by Omaha Creative Institute, Artist INC :: Oct 2015–16
  • How to improve your Web presence hosted by Nebraska Writers Collective :: Jul 2016
  • DO NOT LIKE THIS hosted by AIGA Nebraska + BarCamp Omaha :: Aug 2015 
  • Building Your Web Portfolio hosted by The Union for Contemporary Art :: Apr 2015

Infographics: The Why and The How

Let’s talk about the popular, the beautiful, and the hard-to-make

  • PRSA Nebraska Professional Development Luncheon :: Aug 2014
  • Me, Myself, and Design hosted by AIGA Nebraska :: Nov 2013
  • Information Graphics Class / Metro Community College :: Oct 2012

Good Thinking

Sustainability, socially-conscious design, and how to create design projects for social impact

  • Meet the Pros :: Feb 2011
  • AIGA Bellevue University Student Group :: Nov 2009
  • Me, Myself, and Design hosted by AIGA Nebraska :: Aug 2009

The Reflex Blue Show

Interviewed on the Reflex Blue show with Jake Welchert. We discussed design, politics, and President Obama. Take a listen or scroll through a variety of slides from the presentations listed above.


2008–Present: Self-Initiated Project, Presentation, Workshop

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