Barely Managing (online!) - the many facets of creative management

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Join us online for an insightful panel conversation about the diversity of approaches in creative management.

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This event was originally meant to be in person but in true account manager style we've re-grouped and will now be running this online with our partner Streamtime. Join us and see how peers across different industries tackle challenges and deal with managing different types of projects!

Many of us will be taking this opportunity to up-skill and pivot, learning new ways of doing things. Unfortunately, some of us may even be looking for alternate employment. With that in mind, we've gathered an amazing group of senior industry professionals to share their perspectives on creative management across the education, illustration, digital and human-centred design sectors.

You’ll leave this session with tangible ways to apply different management styles and fresh thinking about running creative projects. You’ll gain insights into how managers in different industries work and hopefully come away with some new angles on your own role.

Pour yourself a drink and join us online at 5:00. Register here.

Our Speakers

Jess Allison

Jess Allison is the Delivery Lead at Paper Giant — a strategic design consultancy which uses human-centred design methods to solve complex problems. As Delivery Lead, Jess handles capacity management, delivery reporting, and operational improvements. She provides guidance and support to the whole team, and facilitates mutually beneficial associations between projects. Before Paper Giant, she spent the first 10 years of her career managing digital and design projects for various small studios around Melbourne, including as Account Manager at Liquorice, Director and Project Manager of a web collective called That Mob (RIP), and as a Digital Producer at Icelab.

Jes Harris 

Jes is a producer at The Jacky Winter Group — a creative production and artist representation studio. She is trained in strategic communication and has extensive experience in value-based pricing, presentations and negotiating — thanks to four years as a commercial art producer and five years in publishing.

Ben Shaw

Ben is Product Manager of Ask Izzy at Infoxchange. He's responsible for helping his team discover, design and develop the best possible experience for users of Ask Izzy, within the ethical, technical, and business constraints of the Not-For-Profit sector. Before starting a job with "Product Manager" on the label, Ben did various things in the worlds of government, higher-education, and design agency, wearing job titles like "business analyst", "project manager", "digital producer" and, "person who runs the CX team". He'll tell anyone that listens that all these jobs have much more in common than might first appear.

Sarah Stratton

Sarah Stratton is the Department Manager for Design at Monash University. In this role she provides specialist, strategic advice to advance and support the department's objectives. This includes a range of complex co-ordination and governance services; operationalising strategic plans; managing a range of high-level engagement activities, and oversight of budget and staff planning. Prior to this she was the Directorate Manager at the National Gallery of Victoria and held several programming and communication roles at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

Huge thanks to our panel speakers for donating their valuable time to contribute to Barely Managing.

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