“Things that made you weird as a kid make you great today.”
In the first CreativeMornings Texas event, James Victore speaks on purpose: having a purpose, finding a purpose, but most importantly, living purposefully.
About the speaker
James Victore is an artist, author, and activist who teaches people how to illuminate their individual gifts in order to achieve personal greatness.
James is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and it’s place in the world. At the helm of his independently run design studio, James continually strives to make work that is sexy, strong and memorable; work that tows the line between the sacred and the profane.
James’ work has been exhibited (twice!) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including the Louvre and the Library of Congress. He has an Emmy, a gold and silver medal from the Art Directors Club, and a Grand Prix from the Brno Biennale amongst others. His clients include Adobe, MailChimp, Starbucks, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Aveda, Time and Esquire Magazines, Moet & Chandon, Yohji Yamamoto and The City of New York. A monograph of his work was published by Abrams in 2010 titled, Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss? Victore taught at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for over 20 years. He lives, loves and works in Texas.
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Your purpose is your North Star. It's a path that you follow... It's how we follow through with our commitment to ourselves. — james victore
It's not about the work, it's about you; how you think about it, how you feel about it. — james victore
I get paid to be James Victore! ... It means I don't have to make anything up! — james victore
You guys have dreams. — james victore
Making work that matters means making work that matters to you. — james victore