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Creative Direction 101: Improve Your Creative Direction and Feedback

Evan Nikolich  (Senior Design Director, Respawn Entertainment)

Location: Room 3016, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

In this session, Evan Nikolich will share with you the secrets to be an effective Creative Director. Based on his lessons learned through 5+ years in Creative and Design Director roles on Destiny and Apex Legends. Evan will discuss how to build the mindset of a creative director, how to develop a strong creative culture, and how to communicate feedback and direction to empower creative teams to do their best work.


Learn how to give better creative direction and feedback, establish a culture that thrives on clear guidance, and utilize direct communication to empower the team to achieve the best results.

Intended Audience

Aspiring, new, and established team leaders looking to learn about the fundamentals of creative direction, how to build a strong creative culture, and improve their creative direction and feedback skills.