Speaker, Celebrity

David Usher

Juno Award-Winning Musician | Creativity Expert

When innovative companies like 3M, Cisco, Pepsi, Deloitte, Ubisoft and SAP want to re-inspire creativity in their employees and executives they bring in David Usher. A creative tour de force, David is the front man of the internationally acclaimed rock band Moist, and a solo artist who has sold more than 1.4 million albums, won countless awards—including five Junos—and performed at sold-out venues around the world. Believing that creativity and creative success is a learnable skill that anyone can master, his unique and dynamic presentations employ music and video to help people to reboot their creativity in a world of disruptive change.

Using examples ranging from  the disruption of the music business by the digital economy to his personal experience at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution working with companies like Google Brain and Element AI, David explains why, now more than ever, creativity and innovation is the only way forward and your last, best competitive advantage.

David is the founder of Art + Icons, a creative studio working at the intersection of art, artificial intelligence and the human experience. He is also the founder and creative director of the non-profit, the Human Impact Lab at Concordia University. The Lab uses interactive storytelling to re-imagine the story of climate change and the second machine age. He’s the co-creator (with Dr. Damon Matthews) of the “Climate Clock: Adding the metric of time to the story of climate change.”

David has a degree in political science from Simon Fraser University, and is the bestselling author of a book on creativity and the creative process, Let the Elephants Run, Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything.

Core Creativity: How to Bring Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration to the Work that You Do

The Internet has changed everything we know about business and art…and it continues to do so. You can no longer get by because you’re the best in your town, or even in your country. Now, everything has a global audience and products and services need to do more than simply perform — they need to sing.

Nobody understands this better than David Usher. The multi-platinum artist has sold over 1.4 million albums as a solo artist and frontman for the rock band Moist, won countless awards and sold-out venues all over the world, and has worked tirelessly to improve his creative process. He believes that creativity is a learnable skill that anyone can master.

David shares his fascinating formula to stimulating creativity through a mix of music, video, and experimentation, and brings to life the core elements needed to build a more dynamic, fulfilling, and innovative creative process at work.

Celebrity Services

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