Speaking Engagements

Jeremy strives to educate, entertain and inspire audiences with the talks he gives about creativity.

He intends to be challenging. Hopefully some of the things he says will leave audience members feeling a little uncomfortable under their skin. Even more hopefully, that discomfort will be the creative bug nagging at them once it's been jarred awake by dint of something inspirational but not necessarily motivational, as Jeremy does not wish to be Matt Foley.

Jeremy was asked to guest lecture at the University of Missouri School of Journalism on the subject of creativity, most specifically HOW to do creative work.

How can someone make the best podcast they can, no matter the size of the production? Jeremy gives some thoughts during the opening keynote at PodCamp Pittsburgh 6.

Alternative Design Workflows in a "PostPSD" Era

Presented at SXSW Interactive 2014

Program description:

As responsive design and progressive enhancement become mainstream design practices, the decades old approach of using Adobe Photoshop to comp up page designs for clients is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Along with new tools to learn, there’s also the challenge of acclimating a client base that has been used to seeing fully-rendered Photoshop designs for decades. How do these new practices benefit them? This presentation looks at some “post-Photoshop” design practices and how they might fit into a designer’s workflow.

Broadcast Appearances

Jeremy has been producing podcasts since 2008, starting with 5BY5's The Cocktail Napkin. This show was featured on iTunes's “New and Noteworthy” section, and enjoyed some time in the Top 200 Design podcasts.

In 2012, he tried his hand at running a podcast network, starting misfitrad.io, a network devoted to eclectic voices online. The Shakes, a show Jeremy hosted with friends Pat Piper, Quinn Katherman, and Joy Moeller, was the cornerstone of this network.

Recently, Jeremy and Paul Armstrong revived their misfitrad.io show Oh My Pod! under the name Uncle Weepy's Depression Dungeon.

In addition, Jeremy has appeared on a number of leading podcasts to discuss the state of creativity, web design, podcasting, and bad movies.

Let's Make Mistakes Pixel Recess The Big Web Show The East Wing Show Me Your Mic Central Standard Creative Feedback Why Do We Do This?

Pecha Kucha

For years, Jeremy has enjoyed the art of Pecha Kucha, performing consise presentations timed to auto-advancing slides. The following are examples of Jeremy's more interesting presentations.

This untitled presentation delves into Brony culture and how understanding brings about cutie marks.

"Creative Turtleheads" takes you through 12 years of creative failures and false starts contained on my 4TB drobo. Illustrations, posters, lunchboxes, and a cartoon about a Tiki Bar await.

“My Social Graph Is Getting Weird” attempts to answer why people you barely knew/didn’t know/didn’t like/etc. from your earlier years come out of the woodwork to send you Facebook friend requests.