Eric S. Thomas

Company: SAGA

Keynote

The Impact of Identity in Design Work

4:15 PM–5:30 PM

Bio

Eric Thomas is an entrepreneur, storyteller, social commentator, brand strategist, artist, and self-taught designer. His life is one that proves many things can be true at once and no one is defined by any one part of their identity. During his career he has worked with hundreds of businesses and organizations to help them develop their brands, connect to their markets, and grow in ways they did not know was possible. Known for his unique perspective, engaging communication style, and sharp sense of humor, Eric has made a name for himself as a national speaker, writer, and adept networker.

As an entrepreneur, he and his business partner have built the unique "storytelling agency” Saga, that has serviced municipalities, museums, cultural institutions and corporations. He’s proud that during Saga’s lifespan, over 60% of the vendors and employees have been people of color and women, proving that the pipeline issue in media is more about access and intention than lack of talent.