Tuesday, November 3, 2015
12pm – 4pm
Moerlein Lager House
115 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Valerie Jacobs is vice president and managing creative director of Trends at LPK, a global brand design agency. She combines her intuition and technique as a forecaster to sense and articulate changes in consumer behavior. Her trend analysis for LPK client brands is grounded in a strategic approach that incorporates research, analysis and translation of trend data into actionable strategies for brands with the nerve to keep up.
In addition to a 15-year career in the marketing communication and design fields, Valerie has taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) for over a decade and recently joined the faculty of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University.
Rick Borstein is a Principal Solutions Consultant for Adobe Systems. He primarily supports the Financial Services Industry in customer-facing engagements for Adobe’s Digital Media business. He offers tips, techniques and insights on the use of Acrobat within the legal community through his blog “Acrobat for Legal Professionals”. Rick is an avid keeper of tropical fish, having bred over 250 species and maintaining over thirty aquariums up to 125 gallons in size.