Generate fresh thinking and implement new and powerful ideas as you learn the foundational habits and behaviors of creative mindsets in this engaging discussion with Jim Harrison, former Senior Creative Director at the University of Florida and founder of MetaVisual, a design studio specializing in branding, visual systems and design strategy. From the cognitive mechanisms that influence our search for fresh thinking, daily routines for enhancing your chances of inspiration, and challenging common myths about creativity in business, Jim explains how unlocking your creative potential is the key to elevating the quality, impact, and reach of your work.
Jim Harrison is an award-winning creative director, brand strategist and speaker. He is a former Senior Creative Director at the University of Florida, where he guided strategic branding efforts for the university, taught courses in graphic design theory and design thinking, and co-created and launched the Academy of Strategic Creativity, a 6-month professional development curriculum for UF faculty, staff and leaders. His design studio MetaVisual specializes in branding, visual systems and design strategy.
An IDEO certified Leader for Creativity and certified IBM Enterprise Design Thinker, his Forward Thinking masterclasses help unlock the creative potential in people, teams and organizations by demystifying the creative process and demonstrating how ideas form within our own minds and grow in collaboration with teams.
His graphic work, featured in multiple solo gallery exhibitions, has won numerous Gold and Best in Show ADDY awards, and is in the collection of the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. He is a past recipient of a prestigious SAPPI Paper “Ideas That Matter” grant, and the founding Vice-President of AIGA Gainesville.
Over the course of his career, Jim has worked with a diverse group of regional, national and global brands including Proctor & Gamble, McDonalds, Experiencias Xcaret, Marvel Comics, Mars Chocolate, Exactech, the University of Florida and many others.