InSource was founded in September 2002 by Glenn John Arnowitz, Manager Creative Services at Wyeth, and Andy Epstein, Creative Director at Gund, Inc. Realizing that there were almost no opportunities for dialogue, training and support for in-house design directors and managers, they formed InSource to establish an association committed to addressing those issues. Arnowitz and Epstein then started calling their peers and quickly found other directors like themselves who were feeling isolated and unsupported in their professional pursuits. InSource moved quickly to provide a venue for initiating dialogue designed to support the group. In 2003, InSource held a breakfast at Wyeth that included a powerful presentation by Peter Phillips of the Design Management Institute, a respected expert on in-house management, followed by a roundtable discussion where the attendees were able to both speak about the challenges their departments were facing as well as provide solutions to those challenges. The excitement among the participants at having this opportunity to share ideas and strategies for improving their departments was clear, and InSource began to develop plans that would further its mission. We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to support ourselves and our peers in our pursuit of design and design management excellence.
As a member of the InSource community, you will have access to some of the latest thinking around design issues, in-house trends and management insights, as well as the ability to tap into the resources of our community to help you answer questions and build communication channels with others like you. You will also have access to design management and business theory from our sponsors and partners across a range of creative businesses.
Register today and join in. We are eager to help you solve the in-house creative challenges and negotiate the business of corporate design.