Jen in Kern and Burn’s Book and AIGA Panel “Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs”

The "Kern and Burn: Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs" book

An initial step toward launching your own creative endeavor is to learn from the triumphs and blunders of accomplished innovators. Kern and Burn, an online and print publication by Tim Hoover and Jessica Karlet Heltzel, focuses on this aspect. Their book, Kern and Burn: Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs, taps into the perspectives of 30 designers who evolved their passions into their own successes and took risks to get there. It’s a great read for fellow designers looking to start their own entrepreneurial profession.

Our head honcho, Jen Bilik, is featured in the book. In her chapter, “Value Your Audience,” she gives insight into why she started Knock Knock, alongside the risks and failures she ultimately learned and gained from along the way.

Jen’s chapter: “Value Your Audience.”
A closer look.


Other creatives interviewed include Kate Bingaman Burt, Elliot Jay Stocks, and Peter Buchanan-Smith. Buy the Kern and Burn book here.

Jen will also be on the Kern and Burn: A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs panel at the Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis this Friday, October 11. If you’re attending the conference, be sure to check below for more details on the panel. And if you’ll be in the Minneapolis area, you can still register here.

AIGA Panel: Kern and Burn: A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs

When: Friday, Oct. 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Where: Auditorium Room 1

In this session: Jessica Karle Heltzel, Tim Hoover, Jen Bilik, Jake Nickel, Matt Stevens

If you’re unable to attend, “Follow” the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #HHH2013.

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