Christoph Niemann speaks on everything from finding happiness at work to what it takes to have a good idea to the myth of “talent” to how to overcome writer’s block.

Our speaker at the April 2011 CreativeMornings/NewYork was Berlin based Illustrator and Designer Christoph Niemann.

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About the speaker

Christoph Niemann’s illustrations have appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Wired, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration. His work has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration. He is the author of several children’s books, among them “The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters,” which teaches Chinese characters to young readers and most recently “I LEGO N.Y.”, where he depicts New York through ultra minimal lego sculptures. For the Website of the New York Times he writes and illustrates a blog called “Abstract City” . After 11 years in New York, he moved to Berlin with his wife, Lisa, and their three sons. His web site is

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