American Advertising Federation of Des Moines


2019 May Luncheon

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Event Type: Open to members and non-members
Registration: Required
Registration Fees:
Active Individual Membership $25.00
Corporate Membership $25.00
Executive Membership $25.00
Collegiate Membership $25.00
Student Membership $20.00
New Graduate Membership $25.00
Full-Time Educator Membership $25.00
Non Resident Membership $25.00
Retired Membership $25.00
In Kind Membership $25.00
AAF Membership + Conference Registration $25.00
Guest $40.00
Non-Member $40.00
Last Day to Register: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Location: Windsor Heights Community Center, 6900 School St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
Time: Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Talk Description: 10 Lessons Learned as a Freelance Illistrator

Nathan T. Wright will discuss what he’s learned after two years as a freelance illustrator and how to stay focused and inspired in the age of distraction – whether you’re a creative person inside a large organization or self-employed. Nathan will also explain what a Fetberg is.


Nathan T. Wright is an illustrator and artist based in Des Moines, Iowa, specializing in graphic recording, custom illustration projects and comics. His work is inspired by sci-fi, emerging tech and mythology.

Nathan is the creator of of Fatberg, a lovable sewer blob who stars in a children's book, webcomic and magazine comic strip. He draws cartoons for Clay & Milk, a publication covering new companies and art in the Midwest.

Before taking the plunge as a full-time artist, Nathan worked in digital marketing with various stints at an advertising agency, his own consulting firm and a large retail company. He speaks about creativity and innovation for organizations, universities and conferences.

Nathan graduated from the Iowa State University College of Design in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. He loves collaborating with companies, organizations and individuals on their visual storytelling needs.


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