Andrew La Monica


Andrew La Monica uses design to drive innovation and solve complex business problems. Recently, he was the Global Brand & Design leader for GE. Currently, he is working with Adobe, InVision, Bloomberg and the Olympics.

Previously, Andrew developed strategic creative solutions that elevated brands and grew equity across multiple verticals and platforms. He identified new ways to drive business and transform brands. His work has been honored for excellence by top industry organizations including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, INC. Magazine, AIGA, Adobe, Print Magazine and The National Design Archives.

Andrew speaks frequently about the intersection of design, business and leadership. He has given keynote addresses at Adobe, Victoria’s Secret and Target Corporate. He has also lectured at various institutions including the NYU Stern School of Business and Harvard Business School.


Twitter: @andelamonica


Influence & Persuasion for Design Leadership

Thursday, September 19
3:00–3:45 PM

At a time when design can significantly affect business and make swinging cultural changes, influence and persuasion skills have become critical for career success. Leadership is less about top-down giving orders and more about individual influence, creating consensus and delivering exceptional results regardless of reporting structures.

Drawing on proven psychological research and first-hand experience, Andrew will share practical techniques that can be immediately put to use. You will leave this session with more confidence in your persuasive abilities and a toolkit to positively influence in all directions.

This interactive session will cover:

  • Characteristics of effective leadership

  • Best practices for personal development

  • Strategies for one-on-one persuasion

  • Building trust and getting buy-in

  • Overcoming intergroup challenges

  • Frameworks for influencing executives

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