Career Tools | The Alchemy of Wasted Time: A Formula for Productive Team Daydreaming with Corey Pressman

We are at an important juncture in our technological and social evolution that requires focus and acumen and something else: poetry, imagination and daydreaming. The Alchemy of Wasted Time is an innovation framework for us — the creatives, makers and thinkers.

This Career Tools is geared towards:

  • Creative directors, managers and team leaders looking to build balanced environments and thriving work cultures
  • Individuals looking to gain a different perspective on dream/work/life balance
  • Employers looking for innovative ways to structure team building exercises

Come learn how you can organize your daily activities to include portions of the arts and humanities, experimentation and daydreaming. Snag your ticket now and join us Friday morning, February 16 from 8–9:30 AM. We will greet you with coffee and donuts at CENTRL Office’s east-side location. See you there!

About the speaker:

Corey Pressman is a strategist, anthropologist, and futurist. As Vice President of Adaptive Strategies at Fiction, he works with clients large and small to help them envision and enact human-centered innovation and nurture a vital organizational culture. Corey is also a fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, where he runs innovation workshops and develops and teaches courses on prototyping and ideation.


What is Career Tools?

Career Tools is a breakfast series presented every quarter. It provides the Portland design community with practical and truly helpful information like developing client relationships, public speaking and presentation skills, managing your studio or freelancing business, and adopting new practices and process to deliver projects across any channel, including print, digital, interactive and video. Career Tools provides information you can take away and implement immediately to improve your company, career, and community.


Event Sponsors:

52 LTD
52 Limited
is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing and engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. 52 Limited began as Portland's only locally-owned creative staffing agency and now serves some of the world's most recognizable and forward-thinking companies in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco.



CENTRL Office
is a collaborative, co-working space in Portland, OR. They provide flexible, full-service office space for some of Portland's leading entrepreneurs, free agents, start ups, and work groups. Located on both sides of the river, in the Pearl district’s historic GE Supply Co. building, and in the Slate at the Burnside bridgehead at Couch and MLK, in the Central Eastside.


Fiction is a Portland-based design and strategy studio working with local and global brands. They help clients discover and tell their truth, forging lasting emotional connections with their audience.

When & Where
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CENTRL Office Eastside
329 Northeast Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232
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