Tell the story of where your love started and how it grows. There is no story sweeter.

Joe Cecere, President and Chief Creative Officer at Little & Company, talks about family, passion, design, and meatball sandwiches.

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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.

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