Ilise Benun is the founder of Marketing Mentor, a business coaching program for creative business owners and independent professionals, and a Programming Partner for HOW Design Live.

She shows clients and teaches students how to choose a viable target market and position themselves as the expert in that market; how to write, critique, and revise proposals; and to develop marketing plans; and how to most efficiently and effectively implements strategic plans. She specializes in creating marketing plans and reviewing proposals for creative professionals (designers, writers, illustrators, video producers, photographers).