Get Brutally Honest with Emily Cohen

Brutally Honest: No-Bullshit Business Strategies to Evolve Your Creative Business

JOIN AIGA MAINE for a talk and book signing with consultant Emily Cohen as she shares insights from her forthcoming book Brutally Honest.

Are you curious what other design firms do to succeed? Do you wish you could be a fly on the wall to understand their inner workings? After working with hundreds of leading creative/design teams over the years, Emily has curated and compiled an evolving list of smart business strategies that define successful firms. This talk will highlight top business practices across different areas including organizational structures, staffing strategies, pricing, client and project management, marketing, and new business development. Emily will deliver practical strategies that can easily be implemented and are often the foundation of truly great creative teams.

Doors open at 6:00 PM

Book Signing to Follow


$15 - AIGA Members, Pre-Sale (ends Sept. 18)
$20 - Non-Members, Pre-Sale (ends Sept. 18)
$5 - Students, Pre-Sale (ends Sept. 18)

At the Door: $20 Members /  $25 Non-Members /  $10 Students
Note: No tickets will be sold at the door if the event sells out.

About Emily Cohen

A brutally honest consultant, Emily Cohen has been honored to consult and work with many leading design firms across the country. Through these experiences, she has developed, tested, and curated key business insights and strategies that have helped firms become more effective, profitable, and fun to work at. Emily conducts strategic business planning retreats and provides confidential, best-practice insights and advice on staff, client, and process-management strategies. She loves sharing her expertise through speaking engagements, guest posts, her Skillshare class, webinars, industry activism, and, most recently, in her new business book for creatives, Brutally Honest. She also runs Evolve Symposium an intimate event in Brooklyn where 30+ design firm principals from around the country meet to learn new strategies for running their business from experts as well as their peers. Emily Cohen is also fast-talker,a designer by degree, an avid reader, a trend-spotter, a connector, and her client’s advocate.

When & Where
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Red Thread
1 City Center
Portland, ME 04101