Just start making stuff.
Death occurs in the midst of life.
We learn more from something that doesn't work then from if everything works.
When were you presented with a choice to enter in to the suffering of another and do something about it? What did you choose?
«Креативщики — это двигатель».
We realized that learning from other kids helps us relate to them.
Oum and Namh Lahade
We found that kids teaching other kids is just as valuable [as adults teaching kids].
People that would never otherwise engage in a conversation about design or creativity are doing that.
If you’re looking for who you are creatively, and what your style is, I guarantee you it’s already there. You look back at your culture. Look at your history.
Because you'll have an opportunity and the odds are in your favor. You'll either hear no, maybe, or yes. 2 out of 3 .... the odds are in your favor.
If you have what you believe is an original, creative, terrific idea but you get timid and wonder what your client might think ... present it anyway.
If you take nothing away from this morning except this statement, "think about it—there always can be a first time."
DJ [De Pree] said, “George, nobody in the furniture industry sells their catalogs. And I said yes, I do know that. There can always be a first time.
Now, Brody died in 1944 of a heart attack eating French pastry at a bistro in NYC. Not a bad way to go.
Las buenas decisiones vienen de la experiencia. Y la experiencia se adquiere tomando malas decisiones.
Herman Miller is a pioneer. Ask them about the next frontier.
So I taught them screenprinting. I didn’t know about screenprinting either, so I was actually teaching myself. Little did I know that when I joined Herman Miller in 1970 and they asked me if I would design a [picnic] poster and I said I would. I would do 19 more and they’ve gotten a fair amount of recognition. That was my own personal pioneer story.
Hay un problema, de tanto repetir un riesgo, ese riesgo se vuelve seguro.
I had my own pioneer story of sorts when I joined the Peace Corps in 1965. My assignment was to teach at a government trade school for girls.
Everything that happened in my life came about through people asking the question and exploring 'what if.' We're in a world right now where we can focus a lot on what is. But I want to challenge you in home, in work, in your communities to really explore 'what if'—what if you took the time to leverage your experience, your opportunity, to make communities in this world healthier and better for all.
If you look at culture as the root for a new framework that provides an opportunity for communities to build an impact policy in ways that create social, educational, economic and environmental impacts that open up opportunities for communities, you're looking at healthier, more robust communities. And artists can play an integral role in that as being catalysts using social capital to leverage and bring folks together.
If culture shapes health and artists shape culture, then culturally shaped communities can have change.
I found out that by looking at a drawing, looking at an illustration, and hopefully some of you who do illustration and design notice this as well…it's that added layer. Someone is looking at an event or an image or a message through your eyes and through your interpretation. And I think that really does help people slow down and see something for really what it is and have some added layers to it and some added emotional weight.
I have cartoons that are just trying to capture an emotion and capture something that will give some sort of representation of events where maybe words just aren't enough.
Sometimes for each of us, sometimes it just takes a spark. That little, bitty spark of kindness that will be able to make a difference in someone's life and affect how they change their life.
For all of us, we're all surviving here. You know, some of us are surviving passively, some of us are surviving instinctively but we have the opportunity always to kind of shift that survival into creativity