Featured Speaker: Craig McInnis (Craig McInnis Studios)
This session will explore McInnis’ favorite topic, the creative process, and discuss best practices for attendees to maximize their efforts. McInnis will offer tips for overcoming artist’s block, coming up with fresh ideas, and taking concepts from thumbnails, sketches and outlines to finished products.
About the presenter: Craig doodled his way through high school, then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. Along the way he’s made music, recorded and toured the nation with numerous bands, painted many public and private murals, made fine art on canvas, illustrated, logged many fun hours on Photoshop, created graphics and layouts, created storyboard art and props for motion pictures, delved deeply into set, wardrobe and character design, apprenticed as a tattoo artist, taught art to teens and adults, and most recently worked behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for his cohorts. As Co- Founder of Art Synergy and CONTINUUM, he is proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at national and international venues and facilitating access to education, art and culture to those who may not have previously had those opportunities. Craig is also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Over the past 17 years, he has done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, and his fair share of getting into character. Craig’s intent is to stay focused and to never take his creative gifts for granted.
Suggested for: creative professionals