Amy takes us on a wild ride coming off a wild week.

Amy graced us with several of her wonderful doodles and a beautiful perspective on what it means to truly restart. Working as an Associate Creative Director at Leo Burnett is a demanding life, and Amy spoke on the importance of taking a pause in the midst of it all to truly optimize for her creative lifestyle. While the stressors of life never cease, Amy reminded us that putting aside your work so you can be there for others around you is one of the best ways to recharge.

About the speaker

Amy Ginn is a creative director, illustrator, and occasional dreamer who believes that experimentation and imagination are key to problem-solving. Her approach and enthusiasm for all things design have brought her career success but it has also brought happiness in her everyday living. She’s always on the hunt for new mediums and finds enjoyment in her rogue design process.

Amy started from humble beginnings in Oklahoma then moved west to Southern California to work for Felt Bicycles. The sunny weather was too perfect so she packed up to Chicago to eventually work for SRAM. She is now an Associate Creative Director at Arc Worldwide out of Leo Burnett. The frozen tundra has brought her challenges but she admits her creative muscles have found new strength.

If she’s not reading a stack of neuroscience books, filming a funny short, watching the same Netflix historical documentary for the eighth time, or riding bikes, she’s sketching on napkins trying to illustrate the ideas that are swimming around in her mind. She’s also got a white belt in Jiu Jitsu. Not confirmed whether this is beneficial just yet.

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