In 2014, I started participating in a creative exercise that was a month long during January. It’s helped me find new processes, new products, new artists, and new techniques to try in my art.
I really really liked this concept but instead of showing physical techniques I wanted to get a group of industry leaders and experts and have them teach about business. The parts of our education many of us have had to learn on-the-job.
In 2016, I worked with my friend Dr. Fred Baker, an instructional designer, who helped me get some things organized in the beginning stages of course. Early in the year, I put together a list of people and the topics I wanted them to teach. Then like all many ideas it stalled out because LIFE happened.
I was asked to play a critical role in the department where I teach and have an interim leadership position. I didn’t get back into planning mode until December 2018 when I interviewed Nathalie Kalbach about how she puts Creative JumpStart together each year. Her input and advice has been critical.