About the speaker
From her own experience of embracing and expressing her creativity as well as helping hundreds of people do the same, she is passionate about evangelizing ways to enhance the ways we develop and execute ideas to make them tangible. Through her work, Denise shares big concepts that challenge the status quo and lead to “ahas” that translate into immediate actions, practices and skills to transform all aspects of people’s work lives with focused creativity.
Denise R. Jacobs is a Speaker + Writer + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences worldwide and consults with companies and individuals, teaching techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Working in Web Design & Development since 1997, she is an industry veteran and regarded expert on many things web. Denise is the author of The CSS Detective Guide, the premier book on troubleshooting CSS code; and co-authored the Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web and InterAct with Web Standards: A holistic guide to web design, and was nominated for .Net Magazine’s 2010 Best of the Web “Standards Champion” award. Denise has presented at events and organizations worldwide such as South By Southwest Interactive, the BBC, The Future of Web Design, Paris-Web, FITC: Future, Innovation, Technology, Creativity and TEDxRheinMain.
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We're all powerful. We all have this creative power within us. — Denise Jacobs
Our brains are actually one of the biggest untapped resources on the planet. — Denise Jacobs
Just lay down! It will automatically put your brain into a more relaxed space and help you think of ideas. — Denise Jacobs
Creativity feels a lot like magic, but it isn't. — Denise Jacobs
To make stuff, sometimes you have to do nothing. — Denise Jacobs