Stefan Mumaw loves what he does for a living! With over two decades in the creative industry, Stefan has worked as a designer, editor, director, and writer, and shares that his favorite thing about his career, is that every day is new. He gets to work in a different medium, with diverse people, and encounter new creative challenges on a regular basis.
In addition to his workday responsibilities as Sr. Creative Director at First Person, Stefan is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker and champion of the creative spirit. He is the author of six books, including Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind which he co-authored with Wendy Lee Oldfield; and contributes articles to industry publications like HOW and PRINT magazines. Stefan is a regular speaker at creative industry gatherings like How Design Live, TEDx, Creative Mornings and Revolve Conference.
Stefan believes that creativity is a habit; a habit, if paired with discipline and constancy, can result in the generation of ideas in greater quantity and quality. Stefan intimates that creatives have a tendency to concentrate on the process and product rather than allowing the ultimate consumer of the message to direct the process. He maintains that target audiences are made up of individuals, and for the message to be effectively received, it needs to be couched in a story that speaks to what motivates people to awaken a response. That said, Stefan can be independently retained to encourage creatives in small or corporate settings.
When he isn’t working, Stefan enjoys spending quality time with his wife Niqua, and enthusiastically indulges his favorite pastime – ‘corporate story watching’ because he believes the movie theatre experience – the popcorn, the soda, disconnecting from the ‘outside world’ is unmatched. (He sees no less than 120 movies a year in theater).
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