Wayfinding with Larry Olson

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
RMCAD Library
Lunch will be provided!

Larry Olson will be presenting “5 Things To Do for a Happy Creative Career.” Come listen in for some very important career advice! Please be prepared to sign in with the RMCAD mobile app when you arrive.

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About the Speaker

My story starts in Milwaukee, WI and ends up in Boulder, CO. Between these two points I’ve had the opportunity to conspire with some of the world’s most interesting people and influential organizations. I’ve made short films with Spike Lee, and I’ve tried to save the planet with Al Gore. My work has been praised by Jon Stewart and parodied on Saturday Night Live. I’ve spoken at the UN and to Mrs. Howard’s 1st grade class. I’ve built creative departments, brand campaigns and Ikea dressers. I’ve helped grow a small agency into a larger one, along the way winning back to back small agency of the year awards. I’ve been fortunate to win Emmys, a Pencil, Lions and the love of Beth Armstrong. I’ve created work for Apple computers, Nike, Google and I can confidently say that the Tangle Town neighborhood garage sale committee is still the most challenging client ever. My creative mission is simple: find good people who believe in creativity and do everything I can to help. I’m looking to keep it simple. Find the value and communicate it well.

About the Wayfinding Series

The Wayfinding Series connects students to local creative professionals. With equal parts inspiration and honesty, speakers will share their path towards a successful creative life and all of the twists and turns involved in that journey. Addressing career-focused issues such as industry trends, relevant skills, making connections, and professional fulfillment, speakers will highlight that there is no one way to find and live a successful, creative career. Speakers will represent a variety of creative employment opportunities, connecting to multiple academic departments and revealing that professional creatives are found in diverse and sometimes surprising fields. Questions? Contact Nicolle Dale.