The Creativity Seminar teaches individuals, teams and companies new ways to develop ideas and solve problems.
It offers techniques and tools that make the creative process easier and more productive. Creativity is a skill — which can be developed, practiced and improved.
Through these interactive presentations, Sean Kelly examines famous ideas and inventions by others, and shares examples from 25 years of his own creative work to show how to generate breakthrough solutions to challenging assignments.
Corporations, media companies, universities and arts organizations have benefited from these inspiring lectures and workshops that stimulate the imagination and spark innovation.
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A very kind compliment from Eric Newton, the senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, who recently conducted a fascinating experiment in Flash Philanthropy and who has just released an inspiring, insightful, and beautifully designed digital book that's both a call for and an example of change in journalism and journalism education: "Searchlights and Sunglassses: Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism." Thank you, Eric.
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The New York TimesWhen baked is faked. Potluck and school-fundraiser participants often bring store bought items instead of being more creative in their kitchens.
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Kelly is a four-time nominee. He won the award in 2007.
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PUBLISHED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST
February 17, 2011
This week, the age-old question of whether machines can ever replace humans was posed repeatedly -- in the form of an answer followed by a question. On "Jeopardy," IBM launched a well-publicized stunt in which their room-sized supercomputer Watson, despite some fumbling, beat two of the game's past champions.
But questions still remain as to future roles for a computer that provides questions for answers.
Stills and transcripts from a previously unreleased rehearsal reveal that, even before the show began, both "Jeopardy" and Watson had some questions for each other.
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An illustration for The Los Angeles Times was chosen for by the judges in this year's SND Best in News Design competition. A repeat winner over many years, Sean Kelly also received a Portfolio Award from the Society for his body of work in 2008.
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Award-winning illustration, visual journalism and political commentary seen on the arts, business, features and op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe
Honors from Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Society of Publication Designers
2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow
Named Best Newspaper Illustrator by the National Cartoonists Society in 2007
OTHER EDITORIAL CLIENTS INCLUDE: The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Businessweek, The Atlantic, New York, The Washingtonian, The Hartford Courant, Esquire, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Congressional Quarterly, Kiplinger's, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Billboard, Forbes, Consumer Reports, Barron's, Men's Health, U.S. News & World Report, Chronicle Books
CORPORATE CLIENTS INCLUDE: Aetna, American Express, AT&T, Cisco, Georgia-Pacific, Humana, IBM, Macy's, McGraw-Hill, NBC-Universal, Nickelodeon, Nielsen Media Research, Omnicom Group, Razorfish, Scholastic Inc., Time Warner, The Smithsonian Institution, Vera Wang, Viacom
SEAN KELLY was first published at age 2 when his face filled the cover of The New York Daily News, as a curious spectator at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He began earning money with his drawings at age 10, winning a national contest sponsored by Kellogg's which awarded him five dollars per week for a year. Today, as a professional, his income has grown.
Mr. Kelly graduated from Brown University and studied at Rhode Island School of Design and in London. While in college, he and his political cartoons were profiled in a wide range of national publications, from The Chronicle of Higher Education to USA Today, he won numerous top national awards for college cartoonists, and he was the first and only visual artist to win the Rolling Stone College Journalism Award. As a sophomore, he had his first drawing published in The New York Times.
Working on staff at The Miami Herald, he art directed the Sunday and daily Lively Arts section and his political illustrations and design filled the cover of the Viewpoint opinion section. Mr. Kelly then began freelancing in Washington, DC. He was based in New York City for a decade and currently lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mr. Kelly is a frequent contributor to The New York Times where his visual commentaries appear on the Op-Ed Page. Mr. Kelly's graphic designs and illustrations have won awards from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Graphis, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, Print's Regional Design Annual, The Los Angeles Society of Illustrators and The Society for News Design, which gave him a Portfolio Award.
His work has been exhibited by The Museum of Cartooning and Comic Art, The Society of Illustrators, Parsons School of Design and New York's Town Hall Theater, and has been featured on The Huffington Post and the CBS News program Face The Nation.
From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Kelly's humorous images of life in New York City ran each week in The New York Times's popular column "Metropolitan Diary", a series for which he won numerous awards.
In 2003, he first presented his Creativity Seminar which teaches academics, journalists, corporate executives and students how to use a wide variety of creative thinking techniques and tools to develop ideas and solve problems.
Sean Kelly was named Best Newspaper Illustrator 2007 by the National Cartoonists Society at its annual Reuben Awards ceremony. He was also nominated for the award in 2006, 2009 and 2011. More information on his NCS award is here.
In 2012, Mr. Kelly was a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow.
He was honored to be included in the 2009 book All The Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page by the esteemed art director Jerelle Kraus.
Mr. Kelly has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Journalism School, Brown University, the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, and at other schools including the University of Miami School of Communication. He also has presented at numerous corporate conventions and The Creativity in Business Conference in Washington, DC.
In addition, Mr. Kelly has been a featured speaker on creativity in journalism at media conferences, including at Columbia University, and he was selected to present a Spotlight Session at CMA13, the College Media Association's national convention in New York City. He has been a judge for the National Scholastic Press Association and both the Gold Circle and the Crown journalism awards at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Mr. Kelly has participated in recent conferences including: The Idea Conference (2010), Advertising Age, New York City; Creativity in Business Conference (2011), Washington, DC; Better World By Design (2009 & 2012), RISD, Providence RI; Creativity Conference (2013), TIME/Microsoft, Washington, DC; Business Perspectives For Creative Leaders (2013), Yale University; Crash Course on Creativity (2012), Stanford University (MOOC).
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For the third time in as many years, Sean Kelly has been nominated for the National Cartoonists Society award for Best Newspaper Illustrator.
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The winner will be announced at the Society's annual convention and awards ceremony in Hollywood, California on May 23, 2009.
Kelly won the award last year.
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Sean Kelly, of Fairfield, CT, received the 2007 Newspaper Illustration Award from The National Cartoonists Society at their awards ceremony in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, May 24th.
The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. This year's awards, in over a dozen divisions, were presented during the 62nd Annual Reuben Awards Weekend at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans.
"It's a great honor to win," said Kelly. "I feel fortunate to receive this prize from a group of very talented and funny artists from animated movies to editorial cartoons to comic strips."
Other awards presented Saturday include the 2007 Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year, which went to Mad Magazine veteran Al Jaffee. The director of "The Simpsons Movie," David Silverman, won the Feature Animation Award.
Sean Kelly's illustrations appear frequently in The New York Times (in particular, on the Op-Ed page), The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and The Hartford Courant, as well as in numerous national magazines. A graduate of Brown University, Kelly studied at Rhode Island School of Design and began his career on staff at The Miami Herald. He also teaches seminars on creativity and visual thinking, most recently at The Columbia School of Journalism.
Kelly has also been honored in the past year by The Society For News Design, American Illustration, Communication Arts and The Society of Illustrators in New York, where a collection of his drawings was exhibited last spring. His weekly series of drawings for the popular "Metropolitan Diary" column in The New York Times has won awards from all the major illustration competitions.
This was the second time that Kelly was nominated for the award from the National Cartoonists Society, his first time to attend their convention and his first time to win.
Over 350 cartoonists, illustrators, animators and comic strip artists attended the National Cartoonist Society's Convention at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, LA
15 honorary plaques were presented, including the Reuben Award.
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