Speaking at TEDxKC 2012

Creativity isn’t magic. Creativity is for everyone.

Armed with my hand-drawn slides and a sense of humor, I’ve given talks and workshops all over for folks such as Pixar, Google, LucasFilm, TEDx, and The Economist. Recent keynotes have included SXSW Interactive, HOW Design Live, and Confab: The Content Strategy Conference. See where I’m speaking next or hire me.



“Kleon isn’t a prototypical business guru — he’s an artist who has some fantastic insights about creativity.”
—Business Insider

“[He’s] figured out the secret to making his talks and writings on fostering creativity both supremely useful and mercifully devoid of arty huckster ham-handedness…. Kleon is a new kind of creative mentor for the digital age.”
—San Antonio Current

“Positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet.”
—The Atlantic



“Steal Like An Artist” at TEDxKC, 2012

A 10-minute talk where I explain why you are a mashup of what you let into your life.


Q&A with Chase Jarvis, 2013

A casual, one and a half hour chat about my books and work in front of a live audience.


Hire me

To inquire about my availability, contact Paige Russell at Leigh Bureau at 1-908-253-6047 or drop her an email: [email protected]