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Welcome to the A-team. This one-day event brings out the best in the Des Moines advertising scene to add fuel to your creative fire. This year's Ad Day is focused on all of the creative aspects of advertising — experience keynotes full of expert advice and hear the thought process behind some of the best ad campaigns around.

This conference is a chance for you to step back from your day-to-day, re-energize your knowledge base, and gain a new perspective to take back to your team. Let your imagination run wild — or at least let it free for the day — we’ll see you there.


Gardner Design, Owner/President

LogoLounge, Founder

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As the owner and president of Gardner Design, Bill has produced effective and award-winning results for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to one-man shops.


As the founder of LogoLounge.com – the international, searchable compendium of logos – Bill authored the affiliated bestselling LogoLounge book series, volumes 1-10, and is the author of the annual LogoLounge Logo Trend Report. 


Boulevard Brewing Co., Art Director

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Frank Norton is a graphic artist based in Kansas City specializing in branding, illustration, and packaging design. He's worked for several small design studios, kept an active freelance business, and served as an adjunct professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. Frank has been working with Boulevard Brewing Co. since 2014 as an in-house designer and art director, working on packaging design, brand development, and innovation projects.


Dazzle, Designer/Illustrator/Animator

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Zipeng Zhu is a Chinese-born designer, art director, illustrator and animator in New York City who wants to make everyday a razzle-dazzle musical. His clients include Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Netflix, Viacom, The New Yorker, Fox, CNN, Refinery29, Chobani, and Samsung. After he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he worked at Pentagram and Sagmeister & Walsh. He has been recognized as Print magazine’s New Visual Artist and The One Show Young Ones. He has recently started his own creative studio Dazzle to make everything dazzling.


Design B&B, Principal

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Amy has led every aspect of design from idea generation to in-store execution, and motivated design teams as large as 100 on nine global sites across every discipline from industrial to graphic to fashion design. She has a proven ability to define and activate multi-billion dollar global brands by transforming their historical equities into relevant, modern expressions. She’s led full identity restages for brands such as Pringles, Folgers, Olay, Venus, Old Spice, and Pantene.


Designer, Educator, Commercial Artist

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Meg is a designer making experiences for happy companies and a speaker and educator creating fulfilling lives for humans of all kinds. Meg empowers individuals to discover their unique selves through books, video series, workshops, and talks titled Full Time You.


Creative Director, Author,
Founder of Last Hurdle 

Kerry began his advertising career as a copywriter where he worked his way up to partner/vice chairman of The Martin Agency. There he ran accounts like Mercedes-Benz, Seiko, Wrangler and Saab. In 2006 he became creative director of Fallon before becoming global creative director for Infiniti automobiles at TBWA\Chiat\Day. His work has appeared in the industry’s most prestigious award shows, including Cannes, CA, One Show, Clios, and Kelly Awards. In 2015 Kerry founded Last Hurdle, a training consultancy that teaches creative people, account managers and planners how to present, sell and protect creative work.

Keynote: Meg Lewis
Keynote: Frank Norton
Keynote: Kerry Feuerman
Lunch Break
Panel Discussion:
Design as a Disruptor
Keynote: Zipeng Zhu
Keynote: Amy Brusselback
Keynote: Bill Gardner
Cocktail Social

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Science Center of Iowa

What better place for a creative conference than a venue dedicated to engaging and inspiring creativity? Enjoy and experiment with the exhibits between sessions.


401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Des Moines, IA 50309