Denise Jacobs’ expertise lies at the intersection of creativity, confidence, and achievement. Denise keynotes conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide giving a Creative Dose™ – an injection of inspiration, relevant content, and immediately applicable tools to help people do their best work. Through her company The Creative Dose, she helps individuals and teams to hack their creative brains, banish their inner critic, and develop powerful communication and speaking skills in order to enable them to unblock creativity, cultivate collaboration, and ignite innovation. Through working with Denise, employees become engaged contributors, synergistic collaborators, and authentic leaders.
Denise has presented at events and organizations worldwide such as Google, Facebook, Automattic, GitHub, FastWeb.It, the BBC, South By Southwest Interactive, Brand Minds, Forbes8, Mind The Product, The Agile Alliance, NDC Oslo, UX Week, The Society for Technical Communications, various chapters of The American Marketing Association, Creative Mornings, The Future of Storytelling, The Future of Web Design, Inbound, and TEDxRheinMain.
Denise is the author of Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing self-doubt to unleash creativity and do your best work. A Web Design & Development industry veteran, Denise is also the author of The CSS Detective Guide, the principal book on troubleshooting CSS code, and is co-author to the Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web, as well as the book InterAct with Web Standards: A holistic guide to web design.
Denise is an instructor for the Stanford Continuing Studies Program, and has been a guest lecturer in courses at Stanford University‘s Design Program. She is also a LinkedIn Learning course instructor, with two of her courses included in the Microsoft and LinkedIn Global Skills Initiative’s Soft Skills and Graphic Design critical learning paths.
Denise’s passion projects include Rawk The Web, a movement focused on changing the face of the tech industry by increasing the numbers of visible diverse tech experts, and The Creativity (R)Evolution, a movement to spread the force of creativity as a vehicle for personal transformation and world-wide positive change.