DLW Creative Labs
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DLW Creative Labs

DLW Creative Labs is a creative leadership consultancy which designs bespoke programs for Fortune 500 companies co-founded by Brian Quinn and Shana Dressler. We design and produce interactive educational workshops and retreats to help companies and creative professionals reskill and upskill their current wheelhouse of capabilities for the 21st Century workforce.

Our services include:

• Team Building Workshops

• 1-on-1 coaching for Managers & Teams

• Leadership Retreats

• Executive Coaching

• Lunch + Learns

• Team Offsites


Brian Quinn - Partner and Instigator

Brian Quinn is the co-founder of DLW Creative Labs. Over the last 15+ years, Brian Quinn has created, curated and produced events that educate, inspire and entertain across tech, media, food, music and design. Most recently, he was the Festival Director for Northside Festival, curating hundreds of on-stage talks and speakers in technology, journalism, marketing and design. Brian also created unique events in the creative/design space for CreativeMornings, numerous talks for WIRED Brand Lab, and curated the Social Media Week conferences from 2013 to 2015 in New York and London. He started out his career in the music industry as a jazz drummer and then music manager, producing hundreds of concerts globally. He lives in Brooklyn and can be found on Twitter and Instagram via @brianquinn.

Shana Dressler - Partner and Activator

Shana Dressler is the co-founder of DLW Creative Labs. She is also the co-founder of the NYC Innovation Collective, a nonprofit which convenes and supports 90+ incubators, accelerators and innovation programs throughout New York. As the Executive Director of Google’s 30 Weeks, Shana ran an incubator for design entrepreneurs from 2015 - 2016 that Fast Company named as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in design. Shana is an Aspen Institute Scholar, a judge for The Webby Awards and a graduate of the THNK School of Creative Leadership. She makes her way around New York on a midnight blue Vespa. You can follow her @shanadressler.

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