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Creative Career Panel and Networking

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 Austin Ad Fed’s Diversity Committee welcomes local high school and college students and their parents to discover creative career options in advertising and learn more about non-profit opportunities available to start that path.

Join us to hear panelists from local agencies talk about their jobs and career journeys, and stay to network with organizations that can help you start yours.

Event Details:

November 15, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm

828 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX  78703


  • 6:30-7:15pm
    • Arrival, network, grab food
  • 7:15pm  
    • Welcome
  • 7:20-8:15pm
    • Panel and Q&A. Panelists include Copywriter, Designer, Technologist, Art Director, and Creative Director.
  • 8:15pm-8:25pm
    • Non-profits will have 2-3 min each to share about ways students can plug in.
    • E4Youth, Creative Action and Latinitas
  • 8:25pm-8:45pm
    • Close-out


Will Chau –
Global Creative Director, Whole Foods Market

Global Creative Director at Whole Foods with a passion for teaching advertising and design, Will Chau thrives on creative problem solving and mentoring others to do the same.



Laura Canzano
Senior Art Director, GSD&M

Laura Canzano, a Senior Art Director at GSD&M, enjoys using her creative chops to create content and ads for the multicultural and general market helping her clients to bring more diversity into advertising.



Dominique Monet
Senior Copywriter, R/GA

Dominique Monet builds and transforms brands through innovative storytelling. She has spent her career writing for some of the world’s leading brands including: Crocs, McDonald’s, Toyota, and Frito-Lay.



Leslie Harris
Visual Designer, T3

By day, Leslie Harris is a Visual Designer at T3 and by night, a graduate student at Texas State University. She loves all things design and technology.



Benjamin Mikiten
Developer, McGarrah Jessee

Ben lives in San Marcos with his wife and several cats. He drives to Austin to make websites for McJ and pronounces GIF with a soft g — the correct pronunciation.


Special thanks to our sponsor, GSD&M!


November 15, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Native Hostel
807 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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