Business of Design: Cultivating New Business

Identifying and closing new business opportunities is a constant challenge for designers. Join Zach Robbins, Director of Business Development, and Kate Trenerry, Senior Digital Strategist as they share insights from their experience pitching, winning, and losing creative digital work at Viget.

Viget is a digital innovation agency that brands, designs, and builds products for startups and large corporations.

Come prepared with questions and leave with practical advice on how to level up your business development process and outcomes.

About Business of Design: This event is part of the Business of Design series which seeks to help creatives with professional development and workplace knowledge. From small businesses and freelancers to in-house and agencies, we want to help you grow.

This event is sponsored by Flatiron School. Check out their $0 Fellowship Opportunity if you're interested in learning Data Science.


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Zach Robbins, Director of Business Development, Viget

At Viget, Zach helps clients strategize how to best tell their unique brand or product story. Toward this end, he works with potential new clients to define activities and strategies for digital solutions that will best accomplish clients’ business goals. Over his decade of experience in the web industry, Zach has successfully worked with a wide range of clients which include U.S. News and World Report, ESPN, POLITICO, The Nature Conservancy, and Volunteers of America. Zach earned both a B.A. in Business and a B.A. in Economics from Covenant College.

Kate Trenerry, Senior Digital Strategist, Viget

Kate works with new and long-term clients to shape engagements that will achieve their digital objectives. Kate has worked with a wide range of clients which include The Motley Fool, Arcadia, the Human Rights Campaign, the World Bank, and the Ad Council. Prior to joining Viget, Kate worked with museums and cultural institutions across North America to plan and execute strategies for digital exhibit experiences and remains deeply interested in the intersection of digital technologies and physical environments. Kate earned a B.A. from Carleton College with majors in History and Cinema & Media Studies.

When & Where
Thu, Jan 23, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
WeWork Coworking & Office Space
1440 G Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005