Author Archives: Glenn John Arnowitz

About Glenn John Arnowitz

Glenn John Arnowitz is Director of Global Creative Services for Pfizer and co-founder of InSource. He is a designer, musician, composer, writer, actor and speaker, always looking for new ways to scratch that insatiable creative itch.

Design Preppers

If there’s one thing in-house managers know, it’s that change is constant. Be prepared to protect your staff & produce great work in spite of the inevitable

My Dinner With Andre (and Andy…): InSource Then & Now

In the classic film, My Dinner with Andre, actor Wallace Shawn listens intently as playwright Andre Gregory muses philosophically about the meaning of life and spins fantastical tales knee-deep in tribal rituals. The two met at a Manhattan restaurant in 1983 and spent hours dining and talking (well, Andre Gregory did most of that)...

In-house Intersections

Meet Isaac. He works in our IT department and although his responsibilities have nothing to do with motion graphics and video he has a passion for both and just received his master’s degree from NYU. How do I know this? Well the coffee station is a breeding ground for all sorts of stuff and...

The Sound of Advertising: Beatles for Sale

For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, The Beatles are sacred ground. They provided the soundtrack to our lives. When I hear “Revolution” I’m immediately transported to the summer of ’68 when I walked into Korvettes (ask your grandparents) and purchased the 45 RPM single (ask your parents) of “Hey...

Interview: Stephanie Hoare, “New Jersey Family” magazine

A few years back I spoke at the Parenting Publishers of America Conference in Nashville and had the opportunity to meet Stephanie Hoare, the creative muscle behind New Jersey Family magazine. I was really intrigued with her story. Like most in-house creatives, Stephanie wears many hats. She provides a boatload of services too—including design...

Clients. Who needs ’em?

Well, here’s the thing, you do. Unlike a design agency, you can’t choose your clients and you can’t fire them either. Let’s face it. You’re stuck with them. They came with the place and aren’t going anywhere. And because your stakeholders are only an elevator ride or maybe a cubicle away, there are a...

Read This! The Click Moment

Frans Johannson, the author of The Medici Effect, continues his exploration of human intersections in his new book, The Click Moment. According to Johansson, success is random—far more random than we would like to believe and strategy, planning, and careful analysis can no longer guarantee strong performance. When you dig deep into the actions...

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Do Something Else!

In early 2005 I was stuck. In a creative rut. The ideas weren’t coming as fast. Sometimes they weren’t coming at all. Basically, my Mojo wasn’t working. So, I went on an audition...

Breaking Bad (Habits)

“Paradoxically, it is true that your brain will develop habit patterns and decide what’s good and bad in the art that you’re making. And as your brain is making those decisions you will not find the letter “o” in the alphabet; you may end up sticking around “b” and never get past it because...