• New York, NY
    32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013, U.S.
  • September 21, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)

Join us for an evening of insight and networking at the next InSource Signature Event: In-House Perspectives New York

In-house creative teams, and those that lead them face unique challenges that only other in-house creative professionals can understand. On September 21st join InSource in New York City as we hear in-house leaders present insightful 15-minute perspectives related to working in-house.

Featured Speaker presentations:

Beyond Managing.
Steven Stave, Visualities, Career and Personal Coaching.
When you engage in the growth and development of your team, you grow as well. You grow beyond managing to leadership, and you become an inspiration to your team and those outside of your team.

The Acorda Story: How a Culture of Creativity Changed our Work & our World.
Maria Verastegui, Executive Creative Director at Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
As in-house creatives, we have a unique opportunity to shape not just the creative we make, but the culture of our corporations, the relationships we have with our customers and, ultimately, the world we want to live in. Let’s talk about how.

Using design to start an art movement in an organization.
David Mowers, Executive Director of Strategy, Carbone Smolan Agency.
Paul Pierson, Managing Partner at Carbone Smolan Agency.
CSA has pioneered the transformation of professional service firms with distinctive design, sophisticated strategy, and robust digital experiences. The secret? They approach clients as artists in their field and meet them with their own artistic inspirations. Learn how the history and language of art movements can inform how you approach transforming and evolving visual communication in your organization.

From Design Thinking to Design Doing.
Elizabeth Kiehner, Global Design Practice Manager, IBM.
How to power your customer-centric transformation and create meaningful experiences that drive results. Learn some tips around innovation at scale. Understand a three-step process to define, operationalize and measure for success.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion about our speakers’ career strategies for success in an ever-evolving marketplace, led by Nathalie Heywood Smith.

Members and non-members of InSource and the in-house community are welcome.

Evening Agenda:

  • Networking and Cocktails – Hosted by GlobalEdit
  • Opening remarks – Andy Brenits, President, InSource
  • Featured Speaker presentations:
  • Panel discussion:

Venue: GlobalEdit Headquarters, New York, NY.

InSource thanks our hosts and partner GlobalEdit, for the use of their new space. We’re excited for the networking and cocktails overlooking the great view of NYC!


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    Steven Stave
    Visualities, Career and Personal Coaching

    Steven Stave coaches graphics professionals and others, drawing on 37 years in the graphics industry. In his longest-standing role, Steve was the design manager for a large textbook publisher in its Philadelphia office. It was during this period, as Steve grew and learned in this position that he began to understand the importance of helping those on his staff find their own way to grow and develop their talents further. This involved asking the right questions, so that each staff member could recognize their unique strengths and talents and how to best apply those talents within a rapidly changing work environment. This led to a great desire in taking this beyond the workplace and helping others reach their goals, particularly those in the graphics industry. Steven left the corporate setting to pursue this and is now coaching full time turning his vision into reality.

    Steven graduated in 1977 from Hussian School of Art located in Philadelphia, PA. He has worked in the graphics industry in many capacities, from illustrator, production artist, designer, to manager. Artistically, Steven is now pursuing his love of printmaking and painting. He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a graduate of the Core Essentials Program at Coach University.

    Maria Verastegui
    Executive Creative Director at Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

    As a creative leader, my greatest responsibility is establishing and fostering relationships with the communities we serve through relevant, creative and innovative communications and content. My team, in close collaboration with all departments and our agency partners, creates the experiences that people have with our company, from the label on a bottle, to a brand’s identity, to interactive exhibit environments to the look and feel of our own campus.

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    David Mowers
    Executive Director of Strategy, Carbone Smolan Agency

    After a twenty year career in the arts, I retrained myself to empower creative people in their lives and work. I am a trained psychotherapist, certified coach for individuals and organizational development, and faculty member at three Universities. I create and lead training workshops for high level sales and marketing people across a wide range of sectors.

    As a certified corporate coach and trainer, I work with companies facing a range of organizational and communication challenges. Although each engagement is completely customized based on the needs of the client, I am often asked to assist with: building compelling pitches and presentations, goal-setting and action-planning, public speaking & Storytelling, and Leadership Communication.

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    Paul Pierson
    Managing Partner at Carbone Smolan Agency

    I love change. Change invigorates. Change refreshes. And change enlivens. But there should be no change for the sake of change. Change should advance us, push us forward, and make us better. I believe that as the world changes, brands must change with it. But they must do it in a way that invigorates their essence, that awakens their core, and enlivens their people. It is through this change that brands endure. I use design to create this change. And I believe it breathes life into the world. I design enduring brands for a changing world.

    Elizabeth Kiehner
    Global Design Practice Manager, IBM

    A creative and strategic business leader, Elizabeth believes in setting people up to succeed, and brings 20 years of experience building platforms, products and high-performance teams.

Register before September 1st to save 15%. Use code EARLYBIRD15