In the last couple of years, I’ve found myself doing a steady stream of presentations on the subject of “creativity” and it’s really been a lot of fun. These presentations have mostly been for creative groups like various chapters of the American Advertising Federation (AdFed) or at design conferences like HOW Design Live, but I’ve also done less specific presentations at libraries, schools, conferences, and even at major universities.
If you’d like me speak at your event and/or host workshops, please contact me as early as possible because comic book and graphic novel schedules can be tricky to manage and always take priority.
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Here’s an overview from my most popular creative presentation called “Cranking the Creative Trebuchet”, but I’m always up for the challenge of speaking on a specific theme or topic if you’re required to use one. I also have promotional material designed that can easily be updated with relevant information. Testimonials below:
Cranking the Creative Trebuchet:
We’ve all been there – you’re on the verge of a brilliant idea, but the walls of deadline mediocrity are closing in on you. To smash your way through those walls with ideas the size of one-ton boulders, you’re going to need leverage, and lots of it. Get your leverage from Kody Chamberlain as he discusses the unconventional-but-still-practical techniques he’s used to launch big ideas through the walls of graphic design, illustration, creative writing, comic books, graphic novels and deep into the Hollywood hills. His arsenal of oddball techniques includes collateral thinking, oscillating sketchbooks, making clay, and creative advice from Jaws, Bruce Lee and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. You’ll even learn Kody’s top-secret networking technique, proven to generate deep personal and professional connections.
“Kody Chamberlain was the perfect choice to speak at Oklahoma City Ad Club’s annual Career Day event. Kody adapted his “Cranking the Creative Trebuchet” presentation for an audience consisting of a variety of advertising professionals as well as college students from various disciplines and delivered an entertaining, informative and motivating hour. Club feedback has consistently pointed to Kody as 2012’s most popular speaker and, inspired by Kody, many students and professionals alike have begun to keep a sketchbook at the ready to jot down their next great idea.”
— Brian Winkeler, Creative Director, Robot House Creative
“Kody Chamberlain is nothing short of an inspiration. His work—gorgeous, exciting, deeply nuanced and at times heartrendingly emotional—speaks for itself. Couple that with a riveting presentation on design, creativity, and the discipline it takes to be an artist, and you’ve got one powerful event. Kody spoke to a group of public health students, faculty, and staff here at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. I doubt many of them had given much thought to his profession before, or to the ways it can enrich and illustrate the basics of public health. But it was clear from their response that they heard Kody’s message loud and clear and are likely to heed it—and we’re all likely to be healthier as a result. He’s completely at ease in front of an audience—funny, wise, generous, and very, very inspiring.”
— Leslie Stainton, Editor, U-M SPH
“Kody Chamberlain is more than a talented artist, writer, and designer. Kody is an effective speaker with inspiration. He understands the link between art and technology well. In his talk at the iFEST in August 2012, he explained the complex process of innovation with simple language that everyone can understand. From conceiving the idea to producing the product, he makes the steps crystal clear and yet interesting.”
— Dr. Kam Ng, CEO, Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise
“Kody Chamberlain spoke to our club at a membership meeting and it was a great experience. Kody is an engaging speakers who inspired both the creative and non-creative professionals and students in our club. He gave great practical advise on how to find inspiration anywhere, how to develop it into solid ideas and on how to be bold enough to follow through with them. It was a positive experience for our club as individuals and as a whole.”
— Erin Trabeau, Programs Chair, The American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge