Creative Ideation & Brainstorming

Creative Ideation & Brainstorming

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# 1.50 hours

3 - 30 participants

1.50 hours online

3 - 30 participants

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Karl F. Wimer is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator of sports, business, and all things random, published in books, magazines, and newspapers across five continents. His experience as a two-sport college athlete provides unique perspective on the world of sports. Years of work in the trenches as a marketing executive inform his visual commentary on the business world, and provide a platform for his expertise in creative ideation and brainstorming. Karl’s been a syndicated cartoonist for the Cartoonist Group while regularly creating work for WoodyPaige.com, Mile High Sports Magazine, Denver Business Journal, Investment Professional, and Central European Business Weekly. He’s been a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Karl’s cartoons have won multiple 1st Place Awards (Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Press Association, Party Toons). His work has appeared annually in the Best US Editorial Cartoons of the Year book, in USAToday, NPR, Fox News, and in college economics textbooks. Additionally, Karl has created over 80 whiteboard videos for an array of clients, combining his marketing and branding experience with his cartooning skills. Although Karl has had some formal training, he is mostly self-taught and brings a fresh and accessible approach to teaching art and the process.

Every creator in the creative space has run into the dreaded "writer's block" when the ideas do simply don't come easily. And the ideas that do emerge aren't any good. This course was created to solve this problem, in order to give you the time-tested tools to break through with your best ideas.  Additionally, this course will help provide you with ways to connect with your audience in this golden age of storytelling.

Ideal for artists, writers, cartoonists, videographers, illustrators, and more. Not just for when you are stuck, but also to get you off the right from the very start for any creative effort. Waste less time noodling over ideas that go nowhere. Learn to start with the end in mind, and build a number of creative choices that eventually lead you to the best idea for your project.
This class features a number of proven tools and strategies - some classic ones used in various industries, as well as some approaches designed by the instructor himself that have been instrumental for the development of award-winning cartooons under serious deadlines, illustrations for a host of publications and clients, and highly impactful whiteboard videos that have launched new products, and delivered for awareness and education needs.
Core to many of these efforts is the importance of storytelling - this will be reinforced during the course and you will emerge with more, handy tools to be a successful storyteller.
Join this class prepared with some your biggest challenges, and there is a very good chance you will leave having unlocked them, or at the least with the tools to make that happen!

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Karl F. Wimer is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator of sports, business, and all things random, published in books, magazines, and newspapers across five continents. His experience as a two-sport college athlete provides unique perspective on the world of sports. Years of work in the trenches as a marketing executive inform his visual commentary on the business world, and provide a platform for his expertise in creative ideation and brainstorming. Karl’s been a syndicated cartoonist for the Cartoonist Group while regularly creating work for WoodyPaige.com, Mile High Sports Magazine, Denver Business Journal, Investment Professional, and Central European Business Weekly. He’s been a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Karl’s cartoons have won multiple 1st Place Awards (Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Press Association, Party Toons). His work has appeared annually in the Best US Editorial Cartoons of the Year book, in USAToday, NPR, Fox News, and in college economics textbooks. Additionally, Karl has created over 80 whiteboard videos for an array of clients, combining his marketing and branding experience with his cartooning skills. Although Karl has had some formal training, he is mostly self-taught and brings a fresh and accessible approach to teaching art and the process.