Art & copy go hand in hand

Talk/Panel /Thursday/October 20/9:00 AM

Description and details

Does your work sound as good as it looks? Creative Director Jerome Fredericks and Senior Copywriter Leah Chamberg will lead fellow creatives on an exploration of how design and words come together to make meaningful, effective work.

Through discussion and sharing real-world examples, these seasoned advertising creatives will make a case for why copy is actually an integral part of the design process and deserves to be considered early on. Attendees will leave inspired to make work that is better integrated, more engaging, and sounds infinitely cooler.

Stick around after the talk to explore the Planet Word museum.

Light refreshments will be provided from Teaism by our sponsor HAWJ Studio.

Planet Word is an immersive language experience located at the historic Franklin School in Washington, D.C. Ideal for all ages, Planet Word is a voice-activated museum (the world’s first!), and our interactive galleries and exhibits bring words and language to life in all sorts of fun ways.


Venue name: Planet Word, Classroom B

Venue info: 925 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005


  • Jerome Frederick

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    Creative Director, Capital One

    New Yorker Jerome Frederick is a creative director, photographer and musician living in the DMV area.


  • Leah Chamberg

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    Senior Copywriter, Proof Global

    Chicagoan Leah Chamberg is a senior copywriter and content strategist living in Washington, DC.


In-Person Guidance

We recommend that everyone wear a mask when they aren’t eating or drinking.

COVID-19 is hard to predict: What happens if in-person events need to be canceled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to Zoom and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety, a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.


  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.

  • The main entrance on K street is accessible with a ramp.

  • There is elevator access throughout the museum and to the event space.

If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us using a method that works best for you:

We honor your privacy. No identifying information like your name is required to request an accommodation, and all details will be deleted once completed.

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

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