Austin Kleon spoke at Austin’s first CreativeMornings event, encouraging us to be less precious about our creative endeavors and makes the case for the benefits of “showing your work.” Watch the talk. →
One of my very FAVORITE websites is BRAIN PICKINGS which is curated by Maria Popova who describes Brain Pickings “as a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.” Follow Maria Popova on twitter at https://twitter.com/brainpicker
(drawing above by artist and writer Austin Kleon)
In Singapore, Felix Ng gives some controversial advice on how to be successful. He shares his experience as a self-taught designer and how to “Fake It til you Make It.
Felix is the Creative Director of SILNT and a recipient of the prestigious Young Guns 9 Award from the Art Directors Club New York. ”
The ‘Making of Make'—a behind the scenes look at the making of our video illustration, aka the Making of Make. You can share it from Ismaël Lotz’s Vimeo page here. →
We’re excited to share the second edition of our collaboration with Designers & Books: 10 Books on Making. Part of our themed month on Make, the list focuses on different aspects of making—from telling the story of how things are made to what it’s like to produce and create things—both physical and digital.
A few from the list:
The Toaster Project, Thomas Thwaites
Self-Portrait as Your Traitor, Debbie Millman
Sign Painters, Faythe Levine and Sam Macon
The Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman
Design for the Real World, Victor Papanek
The Craftsman, Richard Sennett
Everything I learned about bravery, I’ve learned through love.
Vanessa German is an award winning multidisciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s historic Homewood neighborhood. Vanessa is an actress, playwright, sculptor, performer and educator. She has pioneered a performance style called Spoken Word Opera; a dynamic hybrid of spoken word poetry infused with the theatrical elements of Opera, Hip Hop, and African Storytelling.
In this Pittsburgh talk, Vanessa shares her powerful story on how she is fighting to stop shootings in her neighborhood through love and art. Watch it. →
As designers, as developers, as creatives, we are problem solvers.
In this Orlando talk, Jason VanLue, leader of the design team at Envy Labs, speaks on “three pipe problems.” Digging into the meaning of the phrase, Jason walks the audience through what it means to tackle a three pipe problem, particularly as a developer or creative problem solver.