An incredible story on how to use compassion as a driving force to self-create.
James shares his story from being homeless to becoming a lettering artists with a huge social media following. He shares his experiences, motivations and tips for success while impressing us with his craft.
About the speaker
A true digital native, James Lewis has been designing and tailoring his artistic creations for the online community since he was 15-years-old. His wealth of design and digital marketing experience, alongside his passion for creative hand lettering, has gained him international recognition and a social media following of more than 300,000 people across his personal account (@JAMESLLEWIS) and secondary brand account (@LIGATURECOLLECTIVE).
James now spends his time in his Cardiff studio combining his love for letterforms with his graphic design and digital marketing skill set, creating typographic artworks, bespoke lettering, hand drawn logotypes and custom typeface. He is a passionate artist and open person who enjoys sharing his creative process through interviews, talks, workshops and videos in an effort to inspire others to get creative and share their results with the world!
James believes creative expression is of great importance to personal growth and he will be sharing his thoughts and personal experiences on this throughout his talk. He will also share his tips and advice gained from how he used social media to build a thriving freelance career doing what he loves alongside his university studies.
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Creating and sharing what you love attracts similar people and situations. — James Lewis
"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - C.S. Lewis — James Lewis
Whatever situation you're going into, your mindset defines the outcome in the end. — James Lewis
You have to have trust in yourself, God, the universe, whatever you want to trust in, that whatever you're doing is right for you. Otherwise, you'll be going into it halfheartedly. — James Lewis