Hi, I'm Amy Walsh: artist, teacher, visual storytelling specialist - and a small business owner like you.
I started the Bureau of Tactical Imagination to help changemaking small businesses use cultural intervention and visual storytelling strategies, to both propel their visibility and success in business, and make meaningful change in the world.
The Bureau of Tactical Imagination is me, and the best visionaries and collaborators I can find - from photographers and designers to educators and activists.
The Bureau offers 1:1 coaching, day-long 1:1 retreats, workshops, courses, and public spectacles on social media.
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I am a life-long artist + huge visual culture nerd.
I’ve worked extensively in drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and conceptual art, and have exhibited in 20+ galleries and museums. I hold a BFA in painting and an MFA in sculpture + installation.
Here’s how this helps you: I understand visual culture from the inside out and I know how to help you translate your ideas into images and stories that are truly relevant to the context
I taught fine arts in universities for 12 years
I taught all the art and design foundations, including visual culture and visual language; and I helped hundreds of students and artists access their creative confidence and find their voices as visual creators.
Here’s how this helps you: I not only know my stuff; I know how to teach it to you step-by-step - and I can spot your creative mindset blocks from a mile away, and help you overcome them.
I'm a designer and brand specialist
who has collaborated on interactive museum exhibits for over 3 dozen American museums (art museums, science museums, history museums and the like). I have designed dozens of web sites and marketing collateral with my previous company, Kickball Media Works.
Here’s how this helps you: I’ve got a lot of experience helping companies, brands and culture-changers position their work to get attention -- so I can rapidly help you do that, too.
I'm a long time activist + cultural changer.
I believe that although human imagination has gotten us into such tough crises (war, climate destruction, oppression) our creative resources and imagination are also what will save us. This has been at the core of my activism.
Here’s how this helps you: I believe in your ability to change the world through the work you do, and the way you communicate it through images, actions and stories.
I'm an experienced coach
In addition to my one-on-one life coaching and creative coaching work, I have a 25 years of experience teaching and leading active listening and peer counseling groups, with anti-oppression work at their core.
Here’s how this helps you: I intimately know how to hold space for you to get to the core issues and tell the truth in your images and platform.