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Speaker Series Event: “The Science of Creativity”

Join us for the second event in our 2019 Speaker Series: The Science of Creativity

Many think that creativity is something for a select few, that some people are “just born with it”. The stories of some of history’s most creative minds all point to the contrary. In his presentation, Imagine founder Patrick King (LPW 2015) will explain what made these people exceptional at their work, the science behind it, and how anyone can replicate the process to make it work for them.

$38 per person. Lunch will be served. 



About our Speaker:

Since founding Imagine in 2004, Patrick’s expertise in brand strategy and digital marketing has helped brands from local companies to Fortune 500 brands like CenturyLink, Nestle and Comcast. His business and marketing advice has been published in Inc. Magazine, SmartCEO, Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post, among other publications.

Eager to ramble on all things marketing, his speaking engagements include those for DC Advertising Week, DECA, Comcast’s Enterprise Connect conference, the SMPS Build Business annual conference, Bowie State University and Construction Leadership Network.

Patrick serves on several boards of directors including those of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation. He sits on the judging panels for the International Association of Visual Arts American Business Awards and does pro-bono work for a number of charities.

Patrick lives in Gainesville, Virginia where he writes music, brews beer and tries to catch every Giants game during football season.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Patrick King, Class of 2015
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Patrick King, LPW Class of 2015

Founder & CEO, IMAGINE
Patrick King

Patrick King, Founder & CEO, IMAGINE


Tell us a little about your company:

Imagine is a digital marketing and branding agency. I get to work with some of the most creative, intelligent and passionate people and I’m grateful for each day I get to spend with them. A guy named Jason works here too.


What’s new since you graduated from LPW? 

I became a grandfather which, if you haven’t tried it, is definitely something to check out. We sent another Imagine team member through LPW and are considering yet another one, and we’re expanding our focus to include tourism and hospitality. Not only is it work we’re good at, who wouldn’t want to write off a weekend trip to a resort?


What is your favorite LPW memory?

On the night of the kickoff retreat, a number of us gathered for a quiet evening. There was definitely no drinking or keeping the rest of the class awake until 3am. The campfire we had planned for that evening was foiled by a cursed fog that seemed bent on our misery and, during this time of calm and peaceful fellowship, I mentioned that I had never had a S’more (too much fellowship apparently makes me hungry).

Enter Jeremy Harridath, who made it his mission to make sure I’d not live another day without experiencing that marshmallowy goodness. So, with lighter in hand, he roasted the marshmallow and we assembled the sugar sandwich. Apart from the strong butane taste, I could now see what the hype was all about.


How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?

I learned that I should not be in charge of anything structural, and that work involving planning or project management should be given to someone else. It kinda feels like a “get out of boring work free” card, but I’ll take it.


What does leadership mean to you?

In the Battle of Brooklyn during the American Revolution, George Washington and his men were trapped with the British on one side and the Hudson River on the other. Knowing he was defeated and that it was only a matter of how many men would be lost, he quickly decided to retreat, sneaking his men onto ships to cross the river. Washington made sure that every one of his men were on the ships before he himself boarded one for them to escape.

That’s what leadership means to me: that even in the bleakest of situations, you always put your team first.


Any final thoughts?

Although it may be painful for some to hear, I think I would be remiss if I didn’t say that the Class of 2015 is really better than every other class. Like all of them.