Creative Ideation & Brainstorming

Creative Ideation & Brainstorming

$20.00
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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 simply don’t come easily. And the ideas that do emerge aren’t any good. Solving this problem is a course to give you the time-tested tools to break through with your best ideas 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 foot from the very start. Waste less time noodling over ideas that will go nowhere. Learn to start with the end in mind, and build a number of creative choices that will eventually lead you to the best idea for your project. 
Class features a number of tools and strategies – some classic ones, as well as some approaches designed by the instructor himself that helps him develop cartoons with serious deadlines, illustrations for a host of clients, and whiteboard videos for new products, 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 tools to be a successful storyteller.
Join this class prepared with some of your biggest challenges, and you just might unlock them!

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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.