Festival of Creative Operations 2022

Co-located with the Photo Studio Ops Forum and the Design Ops Symposium


Joel Caracci

Associate Director of Creative Operations


Joel is the Associate Director of Creative Operations at JLL, a Fortune 200 Commercial Real Estate firm with over 200 designers. He comes from a background of jazz composition and drumming. Writing and playing hundreds of pieces for ensembles ranging from 3 to 100 helped him understand how to create frameworks for creatives that strike a balance between process efficiency and creative freedom. 

Combining that with 15 years of experience in a multitude of industries at large companies like JLL, RR Donnelley, Life Fitness, and Wolters Kluwer, he finds ways to make his creatives’ work lives a little easier and creates programs that foster a culture of continuous improvement and support. 

After work, you’ll hear him plinking away at the piano and creating the perfect Negroni while exploring Chicago’s many cultural charms.

September 27, 2022

An Online Event

What others say

HS Creative Ops events provided both work and life skills ideas I could implement immediately and also allowed me to connect with peers and vendors. I can't put a value on how much this was appreciated and useful!

Ann M Frank

HS Creative Ops events are educational and FUN! The generosity of time and expertise of the vendors and presenters is invaluable in helping us grow our business!

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Only1AndyWright Photography & Design

A wonderful virtual opportunity to engage and connect with like-minded peers on a variety of topics relevant to the ever-changing landscape of Creative Ops. I really enjoyed this event and look forward to more in the future!

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