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Brand Development For Those That Want To Be Human
The Loveable Brands Framework is designed to help individuals, teams, and organizations confidently move from idea to implementation, increase creative output, and reduce the chance of burning out in the process of developing an inclusive, impact-driven brand.
Unlocking The Black Box Of Creativity
Let’s be real. Creativity, especially when it relates to leadership and brand development is often approached as if it’s a black box of mystery.
Where the solution often is the equivalent of throwing spaghetti on the wall and hoping it sticks.
But it's in the wake of this process where the damage that hurts the most is done.
The countless hours loss due to the missing elements of empathy, creativity, motivation, clarity, and productive focus within a brand often leads to a lack of innovation, growth, and the ability for a brand to scale effectively.
It's not enough to simply be "digital" in this day and age. Brands, whether they are on a personal or business level need to be loveable.
This is why the Minimum Loveable Brand Framework and the Loveable Brands curriculum exist.
To build a bridge between where individuals and brands are struggling and where they want to be.
The mission is simple, "Think Big. Start Loveable."
The methods shared in the the Minimum Loveable Brand Framework and the Loveable Brands curriculum have enabled sustainable impact in initiatives with individuals and teams for over 12 years as well as an economic impact of over $7M and counting.
Tested by passionate individuals and companies representing a variety of industries, cultures, and perspectives from across the globe, the the Minimum Loveable Brand Framework and the Loveable Brands curriculum is here to give you what you need without the fluff, mystery, and black boxes that often surround brand and leadership development.
I appreciate you joining in on this adventure to build more loveable communities by building more loveable brands.
This journey of life is a series of emotional and intellectual exchanges towards a better version of yourself, your community, and your legacy.David Yarde
Facilitators, Advisors, and Contributors
The Loveable Brands framework and team wouldn't be possible without the help of the following individuals who took the time to listen, encourage, and inspire the mission of connecting empathy, creativity, techonology, and business to build better communities.
Danya 'Shea' Glenny
Innovator, Chief Marketing Officer, Author, Community Builder, Feminist
Shea is driven by financial objectives, data-driven decisions and high-impact collaborations, as well as being guided by a deep understanding of the new rules of the new economy to accelerate business growth.
Shea's leadership work as well as teachings on empathy in business and modern business design have earned her recognition by the Orlando Business Journal as one of twelve 2016 Economic Game Changers, Women Who Mean Business and a 2015 Top 40 Under 40. As a thought leader, she's appeared on outlets such as FOX35, PBS, NEWS13 and the Orlando Sentinel to name a few.
Shea is currently focused on helping the Central Florida region become the most empathetic region in the world.
American Technologist, Designer, Engineer, Artist, Investor, Author, and Teacher
John Maeda is focused on spearheading a new convergence across the design + technology industries. He was recently appointed chief experience officer at Publicis Sapient, the technology consulting and delivery arm of communications and marketing conglomerate Publicis.
He has held positions with Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com; the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins; led research at the MIT Media Lab; and served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Named as one of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” by Esquire, Maeda draws on his diverse background as an MIT-trained engineer, award-winning designer, and executive leader to bring people and ideas together at scale. He is the author of several celebrated books, including The Laws of Simplicity and Redesigning Leadership. He has appeared as a speaker all over the world, from Davos to Beijing to São Paulo to New York, and his talks for TED have received millions of views.
The JustUs League & Friends
A loveable effort is seldom done alone. Whether it's user experience architecture, software engineering, social media strategy, or management consulting and beyond, together we believe that much more can be accomplished together than alone. The JustUs League was created to give individuals and teams the resources needed to innovate creatively and quickly.
Creative Strategy Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, Author, Speaker
David helps brands fill the gaps within their creative and technology initiatives and is focused on building better communities by building better brands.
During Davids career he has helped to facilitate a variety of customer experience solutions involving developing creative teams, strategies, visual designs and software platforms for brands of all sizes from Avis, Merriam-Webster, and Walmart/Sam's Club all the way to the startup owner with a passion to make the world better.
Brand Strategy & Design Consultant, Author, Speaker, Community Builder
Angelica is focused on brand strategy and utilizing design and user-experience to help communities, organizations, and individuals achieve their goals and maximize their impact.
She is also a partner at Sevenality, a branding strategy firm, co-hosts a business-life balance podcast, organizes events and committees locally in Central Florida, has been published in publications such as Good Company Magazine and the Huffington Post, and has been a featured speaker, panelist, and workshop facilitator.
Venture Capital Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Author
David is seasoned with experience in the finance industry in Jamaica and the USA. He is also a Mentor for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship-Caribbean and Founder Institute Jamaica.
David has also served on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington, D.C., was the first Future Leaders Representative for the USA on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board and additionally, part of the planning team for the first Jamaica Diaspora Future Leaders Conference in Kingston, Jamaica.
Human Capital Management & Benefits Consultant
Rukiya Specialies in Human Capital Management, Benefits Consulting, Human Resources Strategy, Talent Transformation and Professional Development.
Rukiya also coaches business leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs into entrepreneurship.
Content Strategy Consultant, Podcast Host, Digital Community Builder
Kadia helps individuals and brands navigate the digital content landscape by working with them to develop the narratives they're seeking to communicate to their audience.
Kadia utilizes her Loveable Core within the digital and tech spaces in an effort to encourage other Jamaicans to explore non-traditional spaces for economic opportunities and growth.
Community Groups & Organizations
Without these organizations and community groups, much of the Loveable Brands Framework wouldn't exist. Here are a few that have helped to bring this vision of a better creative tomorrow to life.
The Designers Guild is a professional community of 16,000+ designers in 100+ countries where members discuss design and exchange advice to support design careers and the advancement of the design field at large.
Design specialties within the Designers Guild include animation, AR/VR, architecture, branding, fashion, film, gaming, graphic and illustration design, industrial, interior, jewelry, lighting, packaging, photography, toys, UI/UX, and more.
#blkcreatives was created to ensure that Black creatives get access to experiences and opportunities that make an impact on their communities, not just right now but for generations to come.
#blkcreatives accomplishes this by providing a collective community that shares tools, strategies, and resources to help Black creatives grow professionally.
Orlando Game Space
The Orlando Game Space is a diverse collection of game development studios that collaborate on amazing products and educate the next generation of talent. They are dedicated toward creating the ideal place to build games and interactive media.
African American Graphic Designers (AAGD)
The mission of African American Graphic Designers is to: Spotlight, connect and encourage African American / Black Graphic Designers and visual communicators in the African American / Black Creative Community.
Black Orlando Tech
B.O.T aka Black Orlando Tech is an all inclusive Black creative group dedicated to fostering collaboration, creativity and contribution to Black people in tech in the community.
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