Speaker

Speaker

An engaging, entertaining, informative speaker, Denise presents a fresh approach to the creative process, idea generation and execution, and sustaining creative productivity and innovation. Her keynotes deftly interweave authoritative data with vivid storytelling, and spark change through “ahas,” and experiential practices and techniques. You’ll find Denise speaking at tech, innovation, and creativity conferences worldwide.

Author

Author

Denise is working on her latest book, Banish Your Inner Critic, coming out in 2016!
Denise is the author of The CSS Detective Guide and co-author of Smashing Book #3: Redesigning the Web and Interact with Web Standards: a holistic approach to web design.
Her articles on creativity have been featured in the Miami Herald, A List Apart, .NET Magazine, and Adobe Inspire Magazine.

Creativity Evangelist

Creativity Evangelist

Denise evangelizes creativity, translating big concepts into insights that spur action through her presentations and writing. She has founded The Creative Dose, A Creativity + Innovation Collective, to show organizations how to uplevel creative thinking and ideation, and teach techniques for idea generation and execution, processes to bust through creativity and innovation blocks, and methods for sustaining creative productivity.

(R)Evolutionary

(R)Evolutionary

Want work infused with meaning and make a difference in the world? Denise founded the Creativity (R)Evolution to leverage the power of creativity to transform our lives, communities, and world for the better.
To change the face of the tech industry, Denise started Rawk the Web to help more women and people of color become visible industry experts, writers, and company founders.

Audience Love

Denise IS one BadAss speaker! I was completely inspired by her presentation and am looking forward to learning more from her. Denise’s speaking will benefit any group looking for a brilliant speaker with high octane smarts.
Ann Hampton Shea, @AnnieintheSun
Marketing Consultant & Publicist, Hampton Marketing

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A Publishing Deal for Banish Your Inner Critic!

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Books, Writings | No Comments
A Publishing Deal for Banish Your Inner Critic!

I’ve been busting at the seams: I have great news about my upcoming book Banish Your Inner Critic! On 15 April, I signed a deal with Mango Publishing Group, which is redefining the book business as we know it. I now have a publisher for my book! Woot! During the initial planning for this book, […]

Critical Tools for Sustained Success: Creativity and Innovation

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Articles, Creativity, Writings | One Comment
Critical Tools for Sustained Success: Creativity and Innovation

The landscape of business has changed dramatically over the past several years. For decades, the focus has been on cost control and technology, whereas the current business climate has prompted a paradigm shift. Success for companies in the 21st century is now dependent upon creativity and innovation, both hailed as the most important contributors to the growth of the economy.

Hacking the Creative Mind on Scott Hanselman’s Hanselminutes Podcast

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Creativity, Inspiration, Interviews, Podcast | 3 Comments
Hacking the Creative Mind on Scott Hanselman’s Hanselminutes Podcast

While speaking at the AngleBrackets Conference in Orlando a couple of weeks ago, I had the great fortune of finally getting a chance of sitting down for a chat about creativity with my awesome and wonderful friend Scott Hanselman for his podcast, Hanselminutes: Fresh Air for Developers. During our conversation, we talked about a number […]

Sparking a Contagion of Awesome with Rawk The Web

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Projects | No Comments
Sparking a Contagion of Awesome with Rawk The Web

Since 2010, I’ve spoken at a lot of tech conferences, and all shared a particular quality: a lack of diversity in both speakers and attendees. Thus, one of my passion projects has been this: promoting positive change by increasing the pool of female and tech experts of color. I’m all about spreading conceptual contagions. Let me tell you how this […]

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