Founder of Behance, Scott Belsky, shares how to endure, optimize, and thrive in the middle parts of your creative process—the messy, uncertain moments when you’re bringing an idea to life.
About the speaker
Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, author, investor, and all-around product obsessive. He currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott’s passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. After Behance’s acquisition, he helped reboot Adobe’s mobile product strategy.
Over the years, Scott has pursued other projects to help organize and empower creative people. These include 99U, Behance’s think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world.
Scott is also the author of the international bestselling book Making Ideas Happen. He is an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people.
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The future is crafted by those who do work they don't have to. — Scott Belsky
It's something for us all to think about with our teams, is to really respect people's level of conviction, rather than always strive for consensus. — Scott Belsky
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Hosted by Parsons School of Design, The New School
Date February 16, 2018
Videographer Ben Hallman
Photographer Hannah Cohen