Summary by Kelly O’Donnell, photos by Connie Blacksher
The Emerging Designers ended the month of April with a bang. Haley Kilgour, founder and program director of EPIC Minnesota, was the spotlight speaker and she brought along a special guest, Tim Brunelle, who is VP/creative director of BBDO Minneapolis. The two creative leaders led an inspirational conversation that motivated emerging creatives to take control of their career path and do what they love. The upbeat conversation was accompanied by the amazing atmosphere from the Third Bird in Loring Park.
Haley and Tim complemented each other and brought two interesting perspectives to each question asked. They also advocated for pushing yourself to your boundaries in order to establish your own personal practice. “You won’t know your breaking point unless you face that breaking point.” They also mentioned that in order to become successful one has to put in a lot of time and effort to become a master at your trade. Each attendee left inspired, motivated, and ready to bring their new mindset to their own personal practice.