September 28, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Dallas Comedy House
part of a series on Chaos
About the speaker
Rolf Nelson didn’t have a choice but to be creative through chaos; after all, he grew up with the name “Rolf”. His father is a puppeteer, and his family friends are clowns, magicians, and jugglers—meaning much of his life has actually been a 3-ring circus.
His friends know him as a professional designer, and less than professionally as a drummer and stand-up comedian.
His creative journey started in the world of t-shirt design, and has expanded to nearly every design discipline for brands like Disney, Fossil, Google, and Southwest Airlines. He is currently crafting digital experiences for humans at one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Citi.
A fierce believer in the power of a creative community, Rolf has been highly involved in supporting DFW creative talent for decades by volunteering his time and passion to grow the local creative scene. In the early 2000s, he served as a region leader for the non-profit Buzzoven, promoting bands like Eisley, Bowling for Soup and Burden Brothers. He has also delivered inspirational talks to colleges and universities, and has served as a board member with the Dallas Society of Visual Communications.
DevMountain is an industry-leading coding school that began in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Founded by fellow coders, DevMountain’s expert faculty are passionate about sharing their craft and empowering the next wave of programmers, entrepreneurs and designers.
AustinCSI is a management consulting firm founded by industry recognized practitioners determined to introduce a simplified approach to solving business problems. Our operational approach focuses on creating a team within your environment whereby our experienced resources collaborate to drive your initiatives.
The Center’s mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts. The Center presents a variety of programs year-round in its indoor and outdoor performance venues: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park