Speaking on Stage at Creative South. Standing Ovation.

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Turns out that I am pretty good at telling stories. But then it's easy when they are about your life. After spending so many of my years in the trenches I decided to be an open book and share the truth of the day-to-day happenings in the life of a designer, husband, dad, friend, community builder. Not the social media highlights but real talk. No bullshit portfolio show talks here.

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Speaking Engagements

I'm 45. A Designer, illustrator, educator, screen printer, community builder. A lot of hats, one head. I am a dreamer, blue sky thinker. ENFP-A on the Myers Briggs scale. I thrive in group activities and social interaction. Probably stemming from my days as a touring musician. Blues and Classic R&B if you are curious though my youth was spent with long hair and headbanging to the Sunset Strip.

upcoming speaking events

wmc fest
off the grid
october 5-7, 2018
A different take on an old classic. This is an all-new WMC Fest. Getting out of the comfort zone. I'll be presenting and your camp counselor.
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"you absolutely killed it at the event. You were everything I thought you would be, wrapped up in a rainbow jacket, and more."
Heather Sakai - Weapons of Mass Creation

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THINGS TO KNOW

what sort of topics/talks do you have ready to go?

I generally speak on my life/creative journey and applying those stories and lessons for the attendees to learn from my failures and successes. Additionally, I have a talk that deals with Self Compassion for Creatives that has proven very popular and timely for our current social media driven creative community.

aRE THERE ANY SPECIFIC TECH REQuirements you have for your talks?

For the most part, no. I will have my presentation on my laptop and a slide clicker. I am happy to transfer the presentation to your machine as long as I have time to review the presentation ahead of my speaking time. If possible, access to a confidence monitor for review of slide notes would be appreciated but not necessary. In absence of a confidence monitor visible access to the presentation computer would be ideal.

Ok, let's get down do it. Do you have speaking fees?

I do. It takes a lot of work prepare for speaking events as well as time away from work and family. So here is the deal... I need all travel covered (flights, hotel, ground transport). Additionally, my rates for speaking are my day rate ($1500) for any day I am representing your event (running a workshop, giving a talk) and a half day rate ($750) for any other days you would like me there outside of the event requirements. If I choose to come early or stay later to enjoy the event, I do not charge you for that time. Because that would be a crappy thing to do.

Can you cut us a break? we are a school, aiga chapter, non-profit...

We can talk about that for sure! Get in touch with the form above and we can talk all the details. Regardless of any break I may cut I will always need travel and board covered but I may be able to negotiate with my speaking fee.

"LENNY WAS SO RAD. THE ONLY SPEAKER TO GET A STANDING OVATION WHEN HE WALKED OUT ON STAGE AND WHEN HE WAS DONE. BOOM!"
Mike Jones, Co-Founder, Creative South