At our Orlando chapter, Anna Bond of the beautiful stationary and design company Rifle Paper Co. speaks on her stumblings and fumblings into the world of stationary and paper goods design and production. Despite economic downturn, Anna was able to be massively successful and shares some advice on how she and her husband/business partner did it.
A great watch for entrepreneurs, designers, printmakers, illustrators, and anyone looking to bring an idea to fruition.
"When information is cheap, attention becomes expensive." —James Gleick, quoted by Brad Frost at our Pittsburgh chapter. Taken from his full talk, Death to Bullsh*t, this is a two minute short on the return to craft.
Brad is a front-end designer, consultant and speaker. He is the creator of This Is Responsive, a collection of patterns, resources and news to help people create great responsive web experiences. He also created Mobile Web Best Practices, a resource site that lays out considerations for creating great mobile web experiences. He curates WTF Mobile Web, a site that teaches by example what not to do when working with the mobile web. He is passionate about the Web and is constantly tweeting, writing and speaking about it.
Anna Rifle Bond was the speaker at our Orlando chapter. Watch her talk on finding success despite an economic downturn. →
Early in 2012, CreativeMornings/Stockholm was graced by the eccentric duo Fredrik Öst & Magnus Berg who make up the design, brand, and film agency Snask. Between bunny suits and drumrolls, they spoke on how to be a creative entrepreneur. Here are a few tips from their talk.
It’s important to make enemies. Not so much going out to actively make enemies, but more so to not be afraid of doing so. If you have fans, you inevitably will have enemies. Follow your beliefs, stick to your guns, and defend them.
If you you’re a full-service agency, you’re probably sh*t at most of what you do. If you’re good at everything, you’re not groundbreaking at anything.
Say yes more than you say no. “All of my life, I had more fun saying yes than saying no.”
Pee on yourself.
Stay down to earth. Don’t take yourself too seriously. You have to maintain a critical distance from yourself to avoid becoming a precocious douchebag. Be nice to people. Smile.
Show them balls.
Be bold. Have courage. Life is about ambition. Go for it. Take risks.
Tell pink lies.
Pink lies are the fake-it-til-you-make-it lies that boost yourself and make yourself sound awesome. Spice things up with pink lies occasionally. White lies are boring.
There is no such thing as luck.
We live by the rule that luck is ambition. You must have ambition.
At our FIFTH birthday party, we asked eleven of our past New York speakers to grace the stage again and give up their best advice either given or received.
Liz Danzico, Oliver Jeffers, Maria Popova, Kelli Anderson, Allan Chochinov, Jason Santa Maria, and Jessi Arrington spoke in person, while Steven Heller, Paola Antonelli, Debbie Millman, and Simon Sinek (who unfortunately couldn’t join us in person) sent in videos with their best advice for the audience.
Our fantastic videographer Ben Hallman has just edited and uploaded their advice—eleven wonderful (and short!) pieces of advice from some of the most influential and inspiring designers, thinkers, and makers alive today. If you have five minutes to spare, check one out today and add the rest to your queue! As with all CreativeMornings talks, they’re recommended in the morning over breakfast as an inspirational start to your day.