InSource is committed to leadership excellence and effective business management for creative in-house leaders. InSource focuses on providing a platform to share best practices, encourage one another in our careers and enhance the value our teams add to their organizations and brands. InSource offers its members relevant information online in addition to roundtable discussions and events on topics relating to real-life, in-house creative and branding challenges.
2014 Events Calendar
Discussions during our roundtable events hit on topics relating to real-life challenges and best business practices, which have always been at the heart of InSource. We have expanded to reach thousands of creative professionals around the world through online channels and local events like these.
“Managing Change Within an Organization”
Thursday, February 13, 3pm-6:30pm PST
Facilitator: Jeni Herberger
Location: Adobe Fremont, Seattle, WA
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Roundtables in this Series:
- Phoenix, AZ: Feburary/March
- Boston: May, in conjunction with the HOW Conference
- New York City: June
- Austin, TX: July
- Arkansas: August
- Raleigh, NC: September/October
- London, UK: TBD
Further details coming soon!
Our signature events are key for networking with the top creative leaders in our industry. Hear firsthand from keynote speakers how they keep creativity fresh and continue to inspire their teams to navigate today’s challenges.
2014 Events to be Announced.
Past InSource events have included:
InSource 2013 Signature Events:
Signature Panel Event: The In-House/Outside Agency Relationship
InSource assembled a panel of eight distinguished thought leaders to discuss their experiences and insights on best practices for managing the in-house/outside agency relationship. This panel discussion was held on November 14, 2013, in New York City. Facilitated by Andy Brenits, President of InSource and Creative Services Leader at APS, this panel discussion featured Gail Bichler (Art Director, New York Times Magazine), Ken Carbone (Founding Partner & Chief Creative Director, CSA Carbone Smolan Agency), Andy Epstein (Team Lead, The BOSS Group at Merck), Hilary Greenbaum (Director of Graphic Design, Whitney Museum of American Art), Randy Hunt (Creative Director, Etsy), Michael Lee (Forbes Contributor on the marketing environment and founder of Madam), Gael Towey (Creative Director, Gael Towey & Co.; formerly of Martha Stewart Living), and Thomas Wright (Director of Advertising and Design, Neenah Paper).
Many thanks to Signature Sponsor Neenah Paper for making this event possible, as well as InSource’s other sponsors: Adobe, Brilliant Graphics, FunctionFox, GDUSA, HOW, Mohawk, ShutterStock, Event Photographer Mark Jordan, and Rubenstein Technology Group.
An Evening with Massimo Vignelli
On April 25, 2013, Massimo Vignelli led an enthralling evening from the stage of the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. A new video, “What Will You Make Today?” starring Mr. Vignelli and produced by Mohawk premiered, and attendees were led through the process Mr. Vignelli has used for decades of his work. View Event Highlights.
Many thanks to Adobe, Brilliant Graphics, FunctionFox, GDUSA, HOW, Mohawk, Neenah Paper, ShutterStock, Lisa Tanner, and Utopia for their generous donation of sponsorships, materials, and services to support the work of InSource.
In-House/Agency Relationship Roundtables:
Discussions during our roundtable events hit on topics relating to real-life challenges and best business practices, which have always been at the heart of InSource. We have expanded to reach thousands of creative professionals around the world through online channels and local events like these. During 2013, InSource hosted roundtables in New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Raleigh NC around the In-House/Agency Relationship theme. Highlights from these discussions are available to those who attended each event.
InSource 2012 Signature Event:
An Evening with Paula Scher: The Agency/In-House Relationship
“The in-house art director is the out-of-house person’s best friend,” declared Paula Scher, setting the tone for a stimulating conversation with a large group of in-house creative team managers who gathered for “An Evening with Paula Scher” held on October 23, 2012, at the School of Visual Arts Beatrice Theatre in New York City. With opening remarks by InSource President Andy Brenits, this InSource event brought together leaders of creative teams to share their perspectives on the relationships between in-house and outside design professionals. View Event Highlights.
Many thanks to Brilliant Graphics, FunctionFox, GDUSA, MICA Consulting Group, Mohawk, Neenah Paper, Adobe, Aldine, HOW, Lisa Tanner, Rubenstein Technology Group, Utopia, and Reich Paper for their generous donation of sponsorships, materials, and services to support the work of InSource, as well as GO Catering, Inc.
Career Path Roundtables:
InSource has held several successful roundtable events on the topic of “The Design Career Path: Career Development for In-House Creatives and Managers” in New York City, Union NJ, Cary NC, and Boston. Highlights from these discussions are available to all those who attended the events.
Special thanks to InSource’s NYC Roundtable partners:
- For the NYC event: Robert Half International/The Creative Group for providing superb accommodations, as well as Adobe, Neenah Paper, Brilliant Graphics, Center for Creative Leadership, and David Baker; For the NJ event: InSource appreciated being part of the 2012 Thinking Creatively conference, thanks to Kean University and the Art Directors Club of New Jersey; For the NC event: Thanks to SAS Institute for a great location; For the Boston event: InSource thanks HOW and enjoys being part of HOW Design Live and the InHOWse Managers Conference.
- As well as Global Partners Brilliant Graphics, MICA Consulting Group, Mohawk, and Neenah Paper for their generous donation of sponsorships, materials, and services to support the work of InSource!
Value Equation Roundtables:
Our InSource Roundtable Event held in June 2011 was a success! A total of 56 participants had lively discussions in Boston, Chicago, and New York City on the topic of “The Value Equation: Creating, Promoting and Earning Value Recognition for In-House Creative Organizations.”
Highlights from these discussions are available to all those who attended this event at a private page on this site distributed directly by email.
Special thanks to Getty Images, the Continuum, and the staff of the HOW Conference and Wunderland for their valuable assistance, as well as Brilliant Graphics and Neenah Paper for their generous donation in printing materials distributed at this InSource event!
Organizational and Operational Models Roundtables:
Our first InSource Roundtable Event held in May of 2010 was a success. A total of 41 participants had engaging discussions in New York, Dallas, Seatle, and Minneapolis on the topic of “Organizational and Operational Models for In-House Creative Teams”
Highlights from these discussions will are available to all those who attended this event at a private page on this site distributed by email. A recap of the event can be seen here.
Special thanks to The Creative Group for hosting us, and Twill Printing for helping us out with meeting materials.
Management Strategies for In-House Creative Managers:
More than 70 creative professionals came together on November 12, 2008, to focus on some of the challenges and opportunities that in-house creative teams face these days. This InSource event was held at The Mansion on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. With featured speakers Emily Cohen (a consultant to creative professionals who provides guidance on effective staff, client and process management strategies, work segmentation improvements, metrics development and customized teamwork training) and Moira Cullen (a design strategist, writer and educator with extensive experience in the corporate world who is now working with The Hershey Company), this full-day event provided practical insights on effective management strategies.