Meet Your Instructor


Holly Blondin

I love being an educator of the founded creative methodologies of Design Thinking & Scenario Planning, and I enjoy using my professional theatre background to inspire students to share their stories with more confidence. When I am teaching people new techniques for activating their ideas and exercising their imaginations I witness the joy that people have when they discover an entire world of new possibilities. Whether it be in business, arts & culture, or higher education, I continue to observe the positive effects that the practice of the creative process has on people, businesses, and communities.

My Story.  I was raised in Flint, Michigan, where I first learned about entrepreneurship and creativity from my father, a carpenter, who has been running his family business for over 40 years. I come from a large family of creatives, and I don’t remember a time when the creative process was not a part of my life. My most important life lessons and skills were learned during my youth studying ballet, theatre, music, and creative writing. I didn’t know it at the time, but through the arts I was also developing life skills in problem solving and interpersonal communication, and growing my abilities to easily generate solutions and possibility in the face of change and challenge. A nice toolbox to have when I moved to New York City in ’97. Since then, I have been working professionally with entrepreneurs and creative professionals in business, marketing & branding, arts & culture, higher education, and the more specific creative industries of theatre, music, dance, art, and design.

Barcelona, Spain is home for me now. I live here with my artist husband, the painter. Coming from a place like NYC, I thought it would be impossible to find anywhere else as inspiring. But, after five adventurous years, I have discovered Barcelona to be a playground of authentic creativity, artistry, and design. Imagine the possibilities!

Entrepreneurship, Design, Marketing & Branding, Professional Musical Theatre Performance

M.B.A. Marketing & Entrepreneurship Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business NYC

B.F.A. Musical Theatre Performance Western Michigan University

 

The Professional

Barcelona, New York City

Parsons School of Design, NYC Strategic Design & Management (MS); Parsons Paris for PUIG

Long Island University Brooklyn – Entrepreneurship Center + Innovation

EU Business School Barcelona, Guest Lecturer

IED Barcelona, Guest Lecturer

 

The Educator

Professor, Innovation Facilitator, Storyteller

The only thing I love more than education is dance & theatre! When I am not teaching you will find me hanging out with my artist husband the painter, or with my ‘Creative Ladies of Barcelona’. I find sanctuary in writing, reading, yoga, ballet, pilates, art museums and my cactus garden. Coffee Lover, Arts Advocate, Community Builder

 

The Person

The Extroverted Introvert