December 14, 8:30am - 10:00am CST. Hosted at Parkway Theater
part of a series on Tradition
About the speaker
What you love > what you do.
When other kids wanted to be astronauts or superheroes or professional athletes, Joe Cecere knew he wanted to be a designer. Even today, he doesn’t let business (or busy-ness) get in the way of his love for design. In his talk, Joe will give a peek behind the curtain at how he uses intentional design to lead a successful agency and keep his employees inspired and motivated.
Joe Cecere is a designer first, businessperson second. And he refuses to let employee communications be an afterthought relegated to the land of ugly. In his talk, Joe will give a peek behind the curtain at his how he uses intentional design to keep employees inspired and motivated.
At just eight years old, Joe Cecere found his calling when he put marker to poster board and became the designated designer for the daily specials at his parents’ Italian restaurant. In high school, Joe entered and won a logo design competition for the local cable access channel. Today, Joe is President and Chief Creative Officer at Little & Company, a small but mighty branding and design firm in Minneapolis.
With a unique balance of creativity, strategic thinking and a mind for business, Joe has spearheaded the evolution of Little from a traditional graphic design shop to a solution-based brand agency that boasts an impressive roster of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to nonprofits to successful small businesses. Under his leadership, Little has accumulated numerous awards, including being named a Minnesota Best Place to Work and a Small Agency of the Year recognition by Ad Age.
Throughout its 87-year history, The Parkway Theater has brought generations together to experience everything from first-run features, to classic cinema, to live music. Following the first major restoration in 40 years, The Parkway will not only showcase classic 35mm films and live events—but become a regional cultural hub featuring world-class performing arts, comedy, and engaging speaker series.
Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors.
Tiny Footprint Coffee is the world’s first carbon negative coffee company. Roasted in Minnesota, sourced ethically and spreading good karma worldwide through reforestation since 2010.
Minny & Paul was founded with a vision to elevate your gift giving and make it easier to share high-quality local products. Featuring all Minnesota makers and brands in their pre-designed and custom boxes, they aim to make the gifting process thoughtful, easy, charming and with a true taste of home.
What is the event like? CreativeMornings is about community and inspiration. Come for both! Registration will begin at 8:30am, and we’ll have coffee and breakfast ready for you. Coffee time is great for meeting the other CreativeMornings attendees. The talk will start at 9 followed by Q&A. We like giving high-fives.
Parking? There is ample street parking in the neighboorhood. There is also a major bus line that stops nearby.
Questions? Please let us know if you have other questions about the event: minneapolis [at] creativemornings.com