The Business of Design: Emily Cohen, “Best Practices Any Design Team Should Know”

Emily Cohen, “Best Practices Any Design Team Should Know”

May 17, 2018
7:30 am9:30 am (presentation at 8:00 am)


Troy Innovation Garage


Are you curious what other design firms do to succeed? Do you wish you could be a fly on the wall to understand their inner workings? After working with hundreds of leading creative/design teams over the years, I have curated and compiled an evolving list of smart business strategies that define successful firms. This session highlights those top business practices across different areas including organizational structures, staffing strategies, pricing, client and project management, marketing, and new business development. This session provides very practical and actionable strategies that can easily be implemented and are often the foundation of truly great creative teams.

Emily Cohen is a “a brutally honest consultant who provides strategic business advise to principals of creative firms.” She recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for the launch of her book, Brutally Honest.

Emily Cohen and her book, a promotional imge used in her kickstarter campaign



This series aims to educate, reinvigorate, and advance seasoned designers through targeted presentations focused on professional development.

Audience: Mid career and senior designers working in-house, freelance, or running their own businesses, looking to grow professionally.


Event Graphics by Josh Rigney

When & Where
Thu, May 17, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Troy Innovation Garage
24 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180