2019 Attendees

Parker Bell

Brand Creative / Art Director
The Richards Group
, United States of America


After Creative LIAisons:
Thank you for everything you did for the LIAisons program. It was an amazing experience and I’m so glad that I was able to be part of it. Thanks for keeping everything organized and making it such a successful week.  
Before Creative LIAisons:
1.    Prior to being chosen to participate in this program, what did you know or hear about the LIA Creative LIAisons program?
I found out about Creative LIAisons from a couple co-workers at my agency who have attended in the past. After looking into it more I saw nothing but great things from people who have attended and people who admire what the program does for the industry.
2.    How did you feel when you were chosen to participate in Creative LIAisons, an exclusive program of 100 attendees aged 21 – 30 from around the world?
I felt honored. Being invited to something of this caliber that is specifically designed to bring together creatives from all over the world who are in the same stage of their career to learn and connect is quite humbling.
3.    What do you expect to get out of Creative LIAisons? What do you want to get out of Creative LIAisons?
•    New perspectives and outlooks on my career path, whether it is learning from someone who made a big career change, someone who took a risk on a project, the need to simply restructure personal goals, or how a personal project/passion can turn into a new job opportunity   
•    Networking, it’s a great opportunity to meet and get to know people that have the same interests as me as well as create relationships that can evolve into potential projects
•    Inspiration: I want to be inspired by others that I meet, seminars I hear, and the work that is being judged.
4.    Who from the LIA Juries would you most like to meet/speak with?
Perry Fair, Leslie Sims and Jimmy Smith.    
5.    If you were to choose what the speakers present, what topics would you choose?
•    Failures/Mistakes: learning from failure is a huge part of success not only in work, but in life as well.
•    Work/Life balance: I think this is something that is always a struggle for creative people seeing that we can’t simply turn off our brains. It’s always interesting to hear how different people approach this strategy
•    Top criteria you look for in potential hires.
•    How to feed your creativity outside of your agency’s doors
•    How to stay sane when working with tough clients