THE CREATIVE BUSINESSBEHIND THE SCENES
INTRODUCTION
Brian MillerOwner, Design DirectorINTRODUCTIONBrian Miller Design Group
EDUCATION
PRIMARYBFA, Graphic DesignHartford Art SchoolMPS, Design ManagementINTRODUCTIONPratt InstituteSECONDARYSVA, Typography Wor...
EXPERIENCE
PRIMARYGlobal Creative DirectorGartnerAssociate Creative DirectorINTRODUCTIONWunderman InteractiveSenior Art DirectorPubli...
FULL TIME = 1 CLIENTFREELANCE = MANY CLIENTS
05/05/05
EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOWABOUT RUNNING A DESIGN BUSINESSI LEARNED AT SUBWAY
PASSION = PAYPAY ≠ PASSION
WORK(WORK, WORK and more WORK)
} WORK WE SHOWCASE   WORK WE USE TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
THIS BUSINESS WOULDBE GREAT IF IT WEREN’TFOR THE CLIENTS
+ 10-MOM FOCUS GROUP+ 1 DESIGN INTERN=
+ 1 BRAND STRATEGIST+ 1 DIY LOGO SOFTWARE=
+ 1 DATED SERIF+ 1 ILLEGIBLE SCRIPT=
IMITATION IS THE MOST...
SOCIAL MEDIA
AWARDS SHOWSEGO FOOD
SERVICESOUL FOOD
PRO-BONO
SIDE PROJECTS
WRITING
The phrase “above the fold” reminds usthat there are both close similarities and vastdifferences between print and Web des...
Analyze   Client                    User   Plan                   Above the Fold                      Designer            ...
TEACHING
KNOW YOUR GOAL
MANAGE YOUR TIME
MANAGE YOUR CLIENTS
MANAGE YOUR RECEIVABLES
MANAGE YOUR CASH
MANAGE YOUR IMAGE
Q&A
THANK YOU
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business
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This presentation was originally give at the Day in the Life Conference in Baltimore, MD on April 9, 2011.

This candid talk looks at the less glamorous things we do at the Brian Miller Design Group. The work we showcase in our portfolio is just the tip of the iceberg. In this talk I look at everything from being ripped off to doing 17 versions of a single letter head design.

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BMDG: Behind the Scenes of the Creative Business

  1. 1. THE CREATIVE BUSINESSBEHIND THE SCENES
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. Brian MillerOwner, Design DirectorINTRODUCTIONBrian Miller Design Group
  4. 4. EDUCATION
  5. 5. PRIMARYBFA, Graphic DesignHartford Art SchoolMPS, Design ManagementINTRODUCTIONPratt InstituteSECONDARYSVA, Typography WorkshopGartner Managerial TrainingReading, reading, reading
  6. 6. EXPERIENCE
  7. 7. PRIMARYGlobal Creative DirectorGartnerAssociate Creative DirectorINTRODUCTIONWunderman InteractiveSenior Art DirectorPublicis ModemSECONDARYThe Atlantic Group, First Brands Corporation,Clarion Marketing, E-Drive Marketing, etc., etc.
  8. 8. FULL TIME = 1 CLIENTFREELANCE = MANY CLIENTS
  9. 9. 05/05/05
  10. 10. EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOWABOUT RUNNING A DESIGN BUSINESSI LEARNED AT SUBWAY
  11. 11. PASSION = PAYPAY ≠ PASSION
  12. 12. WORK(WORK, WORK and more WORK)
  13. 13. } WORK WE SHOWCASE WORK WE USE TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
  14. 14. THIS BUSINESS WOULDBE GREAT IF IT WEREN’TFOR THE CLIENTS
  15. 15. + 10-MOM FOCUS GROUP+ 1 DESIGN INTERN=
  16. 16. + 1 BRAND STRATEGIST+ 1 DIY LOGO SOFTWARE=
  17. 17. + 1 DATED SERIF+ 1 ILLEGIBLE SCRIPT=
  18. 18. IMITATION IS THE MOST...
  19. 19. SOCIAL MEDIA
  20. 20. AWARDS SHOWSEGO FOOD
  21. 21. SERVICESOUL FOOD
  22. 22. PRO-BONO
  23. 23. SIDE PROJECTS
  24. 24. WRITING
  25. 25. The phrase “above the fold” reminds usthat there are both close similarities and vastdifferences between print and Web design.
  26. 26. Analyze Client User Plan Above the Fold Designer Design
  27. 27. TEACHING
  28. 28. KNOW YOUR GOAL
  29. 29. MANAGE YOUR TIME
  30. 30. MANAGE YOUR CLIENTS
  31. 31. MANAGE YOUR RECEIVABLES
  32. 32. MANAGE YOUR CASH
  33. 33. MANAGE YOUR IMAGE
  34. 34. Q&A
  35. 35. THANK YOU

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