Business of Design: Growing Relationships to Succeed in Design

It can be hard to cultivate relationships in a fast-paced working environment, but networking is an useful way to help your business succeed. Improve your follow through and learn how to start networking with impact in this workshop. We’ll talk all about business growth through cultivating partnerships and collaborations, from clients and coworkers to new acquaintances.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Build great professional relationships with your clients while maintaining boundaries

  • Turn a brief conversation into a meaningful partnership

  • Invest in professional relationships

  • Use networking to strengthen your business

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.

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Dan Banks
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Dan has been designing and art directing in Washington DC for over thirty years. He began his career at George Washington University, worked with various boutique studios, and in 2002 founded Project Design Co., which has been providing brand, web and print design solutions for over sixteen years. He has served on the board of the AIGA DC chapter as sponsorship director, vice president, president, and advisory board member. He has been a long-serving adjunct design professor at American University in and has spoken on branding, web design, and the business of design. Dan’s creativity has spilled into interior design and color consulting; most notably, he was a featured designer on HGTV’s Curb Appeal for two seasons. Most recently, Dan was awarded the 2018 AIGADC Fellow Award.

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When & Where
Wed, Apr 10, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
1440 G Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005