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Douglas Riccardi
Designer & Founder
Brooklyn NY, United States

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Emily Cohen

Consultant | Consultant to Creative Professionals

East Brunswick, NJ, United States

"Helping You Design Your Business"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Creativity & Design

My tags:

Business DevelopmentDigital MediaGraphic DesignMarketingStrategy General

Very good at:
+ Helping design firm principals envision and plan for the future growth of their business
+ Consulting on staff, project and client management strategies
+ Being honest with my clients

About me & my work:

A brutally honest consultant, I've worked with leading design firms helping them improve their operational effectiveness and build efficient teams and processes. I have been a consultant for over 20 years providing confidential, best-practice insights and advice on staff, client, and process-management strategies, conducting leadership retreats, client surveys and writing winning proposals and contracts. I served as Secretary for the AIGA/NY Board of Directors and have taught classes and conducted seminars for many leading design schools and organizations. I am a frequently-requested speaker on business-related issues for the creative industry and have spoken at numerous conferences and events sponsored by AIGA, HOW, Design Business Association in London (DBA), The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) and Design Management Institute (DMI). I currently teach The Business of Design to BFA Design students at Tyler School of Art and for the last five year have taught professional practices at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). I also run www.evolvesymposium, an event consisting of expert-led business practice presentations and peer driven conversations delivering actionable results for design firm principals.

My links:

Emily Cohen | My business website

Evolve Symposium | A yearly event I co-organize, lead and speak at for principals of design firms


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