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For hosts interested in booking Joel Pilger for your conference, publication, or podcast.

Inspiring every creative to unleash their superpower.

Article coming soon: Joel in HOLOCENE Magazine 003 (print only)
Releasing soon: Joel on the Pursuit of Purpose podcast
Upcoming: Joel speaking at The Design Conference in Brisbane, Australia

What enables truly great creative work?

Is it insatiable curiosity? An investment of ten thousand hours? Connecting with your inner child?

It is all these things, yes. But there is one more ingredient – one that no one ever talks about – that is essential to unleashing your full creative awesomeness:

An understanding of business.

Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson

About Joel

A creative career spanning 20 years as Founder at Impossible Pictures, 10 years as Global Consultant to the world's top studios as well as a traveling nomad and avid speaker.

Point of View: Every savvy creative must master business to transform a good career into a great one
Audience: Creatives working in marketing, design, motion, production, and sound
Tone: Optimistic, curious, and contrarian
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Speaker Stats

Some helpful facts and figures about Joel:

Events: Joel has commanded intimate 10 person workshops all the way up to 8,000 attendee main stages
Leader of RevCommunity: 500+ leaders of creative companies from over 40 countries
Host of the RevThinking Podcast: 160+ episodes with 3K listeners
Socials: 12K Instagram, 20K LinkedIn monthly impressions
Joel Pilger and Tim Thompson

Learning Outcomes

Beyond entertaining, Joel empowers his listeners. As a speaker, he aims to both inspire and help you:

Discover your zone of Genius
Stand out and be unique
Charge higher prices
Unleashes great creativity through business
Run a thriving creative company


As Global Consultant at RevThink, Joel Pilger consults the world’s leading studios and production companies, helping them thrive as creative businesses. Among the industry's best that trust Joel for advice are names like Antfood, Bigstar, Cream Studio, Defacto Sound, The Furrow, Laundry, Mighty Nice, Polyester, and State Design.

Joel spearheads RevCommunity, the society of exceptional creative leaders. Over 500 members from 40 countries gather there for daily connection, advice, and support.

Joel also hosts the RevThinking podcast, serves as judge for the primetime Emmy Awards at the Television Academy, and is a frequent public speaker and workshop presenter at international schools, podcasts, and conferences.

In his former life, Joel helmed Impossible Pictures for 20 years where he led a staff of 25 and hundreds of freelancers to produce Promax, Addy, and Emmy award-winning work.

Learn more about Joel at or follow @joelpilger.

Past Appearances


Hyper Island | Stockholm, Sweden
City of New York Small Business Services | New York, USA
Camp Mograph
| Chesapeake Bay, USA
Bend Design
| Bend, USA
Computer Graphics & Arts 
| Belgrade, Serbia
Promax Creative Entrepreneurs | New York City & Los Angeles, USA
Digital Design Days | Geneva, Switzerland
Creative Industries Festival | Chisinau, Moldova
The Futur | Los Angeles, USA
Savannah College of Arts & Design | Savannah, USA
The Art Institute | Denver, USA


Host of RevThinking and The Fabulist podcasts
The Futur hosted by Chris Do
HOLOCENE hosted by Rob Auchincloss
School of Motion hosted by Joey Korenman
Creatives Offscript hosted by Nate Watkin
Behind the Pixel hosted by Open Pixel Studios
Ärtful hosted by Gabe Ratliff
Promax Brief hosted by Paige Albiniak
Go Creative Show hosted by Ben Consoli
The Studeo Podcast hosted by Ilya Lobanov
Motion Hatch hosted by Hayley Akins
Pursuit of Purpose hosted by Chris Kiefer
Ditching Hourly hosted by Jonathan Stark
Respect the Process hosted by Jordan Brady


Fast Company
Forbes Magazine
SHOOT Magazine


Primetime Emmy Awards | Television Academy
The Motion Awards | Motionographer
Promax Global Excellence Awards | Promax


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Joel doesn't just talk about empowering creatives; he lives it. Our parallel paths attest to his bona fide expertise. Whether you're an audience of one or one thousand, Joel's words will light your creative fuse.

Chris Do, CEO at TheFutur

Joel has that rare combination of experience, charisma, and a natural ability to explain complex ideas in a simple way. He's kind of a unicorn.

Joey Korenman, Founder at School of Motion

Bottom line, our industry is stronger and better because of Joel Pilger.

Ricardo Roberts, Co-Founder at BIEN

In the dynamic landscape where creativity and business intersect, Joel Pilger stands out as a beacon of insight and inspiration.

Gabe Ratliff, founder and podcast host at Ärtful

Joel challenges you to reframe the way you think about creative business and never fails to leave you with a head full of ideas.

Nate Watkin, CEO at

Thanks to Joel Pilger at RevThink, USAID, and Sweden, our conference for creative entrepreneurs resulted in a stronger, more competitive community.

Olga Radu, CEO at Casa Imago

As Mother of Social Dragons, I’m honored to have him as my official consigliere and to #RollWithJoel worldwide at the hottest creative conferences and happenings.

Dot Lung, Mother of Social Dragons

Joel is the person you need if you're looking for someone who can bridge the gap between creativity and business success. I can't recommend him enough – he's a game-changer for anyone in the creative industry.

Oscar Betancourt, Chair of Advertising at SCAD

Joel effortlessly combined his deep expertise with immersive group discussions, ensuring every camper left with tangible skills and deeper insights to apply to their own creative business.

Mark Cernosia, Organizer at Camp Mograph