Creative Director Camp New Orleans

A Retreat for Creative Directors

As a creative director, you wear many hats including designer, visionary, mentor, mediator and salesperson. Some of these roles might come as second nature to you. Some you may view as necessary evils. And some just drain the lifeblood out of you. After all, you're a designer. You know, at the bottom of it all, shaping design is something you were always meant to do. So where did all of this other stuff come from? 

The Details

  International House in New Orleans, LA

International House in New Orleans, LA

December 2–4, 2018
International House, New Orleans, Louisiana

A majority of our camps sell out in advance, so we curate them by application to ensure we allocate tickets fairly and you get the right experience. Apply to attend, or put your name in to stay in the loop. There is no obligation to join us when you apply. Space is limited to 30 people, so don’t wait too long.

What's Included?

$2,999 registration fee includes three nights of accommodations and four meals:

  • Hotel accommodations for the nights of 12/2, 12/3, 12/4
  •  Welcome reception on 12/2
  • Two days of moderated discussions and breakouts 
  • Continental breakfast and full lunch on 12/3 and 12/4
  • Closing reception on 12/4

We Discuss What Interests You

Creative Director Camp is structured so that you have the perfect blend of sessions, breakouts and free time. We devote meaningful amounts of time to discuss issues that are important to you. There’s structure, but we don't get started early in the morning, and we don't like to be stuck in a hotel meeting room for too long either.

Potential discussion topics include:

  • Creative director role: what creative directors are responsible for, and how the role differs from company to company
  • Fostering collaboration with your clients and your team
  • Client criticism: how to deal with it, and how to process disparate feedback or a lack of consensus
  • How to provide good feedback and be a leader worth following
  • Creative exercises to get ideas going
  • How to deliver maximum value without maximum funds
  • Manager vs. maker: how much time to devote to each, and what to do if your true love ends up taking a back seat
  • Avoiding burnout

...and whatever else seems right to you. The goal is to help you solve your challenges, gain inspiration and get back to work with a whole set of ideas to implement immediately. 

What Is Creative Director Camp?

Who Has Already Signed Up?

How Camp is Structured

We’ll pin down the details as we get closer, but the general structure is two days of moderated conversations and breakouts, with plenty of fun, food and time in between to get to know one another.



This is by no means final, but offers an idea of how the days will unfold:

Sunday, December 2

  • By 3:00 PM : Arrive at International House New Orleans
  • 5:30–7:00 PM : Welcome Reception

Monday, December 3

  • 9:00–10:30 AM : Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM : Opening and Introductions
  • 1:00–2:30 PM : Lunch
  • 2:30–4:00 PM : Session
  • 4:00–4:30 PM : Break
  • 4:30–5:30 PM : Session

Tuesday, December 4

  • 9:00–10:30 AM : Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM : Session
  • 1:00–2:30 PM : Lunch
  • 2:30–4:00 PM : Session
  • 4:00–4:30 PM : Break
  • 4:30–5:30 PM : Breakout Session
  • 7:00–9:00 PM : Closing Reception

Wednesday, December 5

  • Anytime : Head home when you're ready, or stay a few extra days!

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