Katie Lane | You're Actually GREAT at Business

Creative professionals have the skills needed to be great negotiators and run great businesses. Katie will show you how to use your creative skills to solve intimidating business conflicts and talk about the importance of sharing what you learn — the good and the bad — with your communities.

Katie Lane helps creators feel invincible. Since 2009, Katie has been teaching creative professionals how contracts work, what copyright law is, and how to handle client demands with ease. Drawing on her background in theatre, years of experience negotiating multi-million dollar deals, and a deep affection for all things nerdy, Katie teaches creators how to negotiate with confidence and calm.

Katie runs her own legal practice in Portland, Oregon, serving the needs of comic book creators, illustrators, game designers, and freelance writers. She currently serves as the Treasurer for AIGA Portland.