CMDC April 2020
April 24, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Your house
part of a series on Purpose
About the speaker
Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jason’s many books include Miles Morales: Spider Man, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Correta Scott King Honor, and Look Both Ways, which was a National Book Award Finalist. His latest book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, is a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi. Recently named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning. He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com. Image: James J. Reddington
Maggie O’Neill is a fine artist and Co-Founder of SwatchRoom, the full service design and fabrication company based in Shaw. At SwatchRoom, Maggie oversees design and build-out for customers ranging from restaurants and commercial developers to startups and national brands. Prior to founding SwatchRoom, she ran O’Neill Studios, a boutique decorative and fine art studio for twelve years. Maggie’s fine art is inspired by iconic landscapes, foreign travels, women and fashion, and music. She is a reactionary painter who celebrates color, pattern and texture in her pieces. Her design, decorative work, and fine art overlap regularly, with the belief that all good design should be inspired by art and handmade goods.
I’m Morgan Givens, a storyteller, writer, performer and audio producer based in Washington, DC. (I also help out with NPR and WAMUs 1A). I’m a recent graduate of the Transom Storytelling Workshop where I produced my piece Runaway. Rob Rosenthal, the lead instructor at Transom and the host of HowSound, interviewed me about the piece. I’ve been featured in the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, performed at Story District’s Top Shelf, NPRs Invisibilia and I participated in the 2017 panel on the Art of Nonfiction Podcasting at the AFI Documentary Film Festival. I’m also the creator of the podcast Flyest Fables where I use immersive sound design and beautiful writing to bring back to life the kid in all of us.
Ogilvy has been producing iconic, culture-changing marketing campaigns since the day its founder David Ogilvy opened up shop in 1948. Today, Ogilvy is an award-winning integrated creative network that makes brands matter for Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses across 131 offices in 83 countries. The company creates experiences, design and communications that shape every aspect of a brand’s needs through six core capabilities: Brand Strategy, Advertising, Customer Engagement and Commerce, PR and Influence, Digital Transformation, and Partnerships.
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms on a project, contract-to-hire and full-time basis. More resources, including online job-hunting services, candidate portfolios and TCG’s blog, can be found at creativegroup.com.
Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. They are proud disruptors in the space – a global firm with a local feel, committed to their core values, and passionate about partnering with their clients to deliver valuable experiences for their customers. Find out more at Slalom.com.
Washington, DC, DC United States 20024
April 24, 2020
8:30am - 10:00am