September 21 – 22

Chicago, IL


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Creative Director, Founder


New York, NY

Shar Biggers is the creative director and founder of Saleah, a branding studio. In her extensive experience, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies, led design projects for Amazon Fashion and Diversity, and helped over 10 million Americans say “I’m with her” for Hillary Clinton.

Shar has a proclivity for communications design, from ideation and strategy to branding and digital design. While working in advertising, she was tasked with overseeing several design projects, fell in love, then left the advertising world for design. Dedicated to her craft from the start, she went from pulling all-nighters on a cot in design school to launching multiple businesses and designing for brands she once dreamed about.

Today, Shar is a visionary who has made problem-solving her business. Her passion is to help bring balance and increased opportunities for ambitious bootstrapped startups, women-led companies, and businesses owned by people of color. To that end, her ultimate goal is to design for good and those most undervalued. A native of Atlanta by way of St. Louis, Shar holds an MBA in business management and is a graduate of Miami Ad School’s Portfolio Center of Design. She is thrilled to share her story and inspire others, especially the next generation of female and minority creatives.

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Day 1: September 21

Pali Palavathanan  •  Danny Pemberton  •  Emunah Winer & Margaret Kerr-Jarrett  •  Reggie Snowden  •  Jo Roca  •  Candace Solola  •  Abe Zieleniec  •  Julia Cho & Denny Liu  •  Thomas Kurppa  •  Shar Biggers

Day 2: September 22

Diego Guevara  •  Ade Chong  •  Bijan Berahimi  •  Katrina Romulo  •  Byron Rex Phillipson  •  Kristin Lueke  •  Matt Tanaka  •  Stephanie Falaschetti  •  Taamrat Amaize  •  Zipeng Zhu