Are you a budding designer, future PR pro, aspiring copywriter, avid videographer or developer in training? Spark your creative career with Forge, Emspace’s professional development program for college students.
Selected students will explore the creative process, how teams collaborate and what it takes to deliver the best work.
Qualified applicants must be in the second half of their degree program or recent graduates of a college or university. Creative professionals from the Omaha area will join Emspace to share perspectives from a variety of disciplines. Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
For a first hand look at Forge, read this blog from 2016 alum, Dawaune Hayes.
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Welcome to Forge 2018!
So you applied to Forge and got accepted. Now what? We’ll jump right in with a bird’s eye overview of effective collaboration and what it’s like to work on a team with multiple disciplines, roles and priorities.
First things first: research. This session will explore how to pave your path to success by creating goals, building a solid team and making the most of client relationships.
Courtney Brewer, Live Well Omaha
Michael Watkins, Freelance writer
Liz Hunt, DayCloud Studios
Sarah Lake, Emspace
Planning is key. We’ll dig deep on setting objectives, managing timelines and deliverables, creative thinking, and strategic problem solving.
Angie Hempel, Emspace
Lisa Lorraine, Swanson Russell
Patsy Sumner, MediaSpark
Thad Thomas, Plumb Web Strategy
The creative process is a process within a process. Where do you begin? We’ll take a look at how to overcome creative blocks, juggle projects, stay organized, and integrate development and production before you’re crunched for time.
Justin Kemerling, Designer
Nicolas Fredrickson, Hand letterer
Patty Malone + Kyle Theobald, Malone & Co.
Time to put everything into action. The DO session will dive into delivery, implementation and sustainability, failure to launch, tasks and management, community engagement, and how to collect, archive and MEASURE.
Anthony Banks, Thrasher
Ashley Anderson, Flywheel
Dawaune Hayes, Forge alumnus
Jessica Pape, Regal Printing Co.
Measure — Prepare for What’s Next
Let’s celebrate! In our final session, we’ll send off our 2018 graduates with some young professional hacks — including job search advice, interview tips and guidance on creating opportunities in Omaha and beyond.
What’s more, area professionals and Forge alumni will join us to help polish those portfolios and resumes.