His career began in 2003 when he was 18, lived at home, had no college degree, no money, but a ton of curiosity and the internet. Through constant experimentation with digital art, design, illustration, and photography as well as an excitement to share what he was doing with anyone who might listen, Chuck grew NoPattern into a proper design studio.
Throughout the years he has worked for everyone from Lupe Fiasco to Microsoft to Target to Vans to the Wall Street Journal, and just about everything in between. Fast-forward 12 years later, Chuck still runs NoPattern but in early 2015 began a new role as Creative Director of Design at Havas Worldwide Chicago. It’s a busy life but he doesn’t know any other way. He’ll share things he’s learned as a one-man show as well as a CD at a huge agency and take a look at work he’s created over the years.
To provide insight on what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and run your own business, stay creative while doing so, and transition into agency life.
Anyone who freelances or works in an ad agency with an interest in creative design.
Five things audience members will learn
- What it’s like to be alone for years as a freelancer vs…
- What it’s like to be around hundreds of people at an agency
- How to use Instagram and Twitter with the creative community
- Honest realities about a life in creativity behind-the-scenes; successes, failures and all
- His favorite things/people/places in Chicago!