Jon Raymond [Short] The magic of a creative life
Jon Raymond [Short] Multidisciplinary efforts
Jon Raymond [Short] "Creative"
Nicolas Walker Quottom
Ping Fu Bend Not Break
Swwweet Webdesign studio
Lourenço Bustani Fundador e CEO da Mandalah
Joe Stewart [SHORT] Sometimes It Sucked
Ted Persson Great Works
Nick Campbell [SHORT] Don't Be the Best
Ping Fu [SHORT] Pleasure. Flow. Meaning.
Pip Jamieson The Loop
Victor van Gaasbeek Sliced Pixel Project
John Zelenski The Happy Path to Sustainability
Søren Stiller Markussen Great Coffee = Happiness
Christian De Boisredon Founder of Sparknews
Hank Richardson Portfolio Center
Beci Orpin Designer & Illustrator
Key Portilla-Kawamura Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian
Yah-Leng Yu Foreign Policy Design
Nick Campbell Doing Your Best Work
Will Gay Yellow Shoes Group
John Kaloustian Make It Or Break It
Relaja El Coco Pablo Galeano & Francesco Furno
Running with Scissors Friday O’Flaherty & Andy Mitchell
Bára Šťastná Pros and Cons of Being Happy
Joe Stewart Maintaining Satisfaction as a Designer
Momentán Társulat Improv with the Momentán Company
Mark Anielski The Economics of Happiness
Shane Smith Artist, comedian, improvisor, cat lover
Mark Stevenson The League of Pragmatic Optimists
Jon Raymond Writer of fiction, screenplays, and art criticism
Serge Rompza Rooted Cosmopolitanism
Laura Musikanski Happiness
Joseph Wu ADHD, Depression, Origami, & Happiness
Life is messy. People are messy. You can't control what life throws at you. . . . But what we can control is how we feel about it. What we can control is what kind of day we have.
Life is like a mountain range—you go up and down.
I don't think you ever actually arrive. It's always a journey.
Programmers are people who write code. Software designers tells what that code does.
When in doubt, always err on the side of generosity.
Enjoy failure! This is fundamental because, as a creative, if you don't enjoy those trashy moments when things just don't work... it's better to change profession. Become a lawyer.
Happiness is ignoring the rules.
Happiness is making mistakes.
I really do believe that if you are on the right path in life, everything will be okay as long as you are open to suggestions.
Inspiration, in its simplest, is seeing the finish line before you start.
We have to stop being defined by what we own, and start being defined by what we create.
You are what you do, not what you intend to do.
Give up. Don't do anything.
All the best products in the world to me – you know how to use them and you like using them.
We could debate the merits of Helvetica forever but no one actually gives a shit—and that's okay. Once you get past that, then you'll probably be a better designer.
When Generation Y holds the purse strings, digital becomes incredibly important.
Sometimes it was so fun and amazing ideas come quick. And sometimes it was grueling, and slow and the work was just ok.
Good design communicates and feels.
Another thing that really keeps me happy is learning.
Getting paid to do something you do absolutely love is my definition of happiness.
Inspiration is the difference between success and failure, and the difference between happiness and dread.
I realized that I need to stop caring about what others think of me. That was my last obstacle to being happy.
The thing that makes me most happy in life is cats on the internet.
Are you leading your life or just following it around?
Happiness, properly defined, is a sense of well-being that comes from a great sense of knowing that you're on the right path.
I didn't get into this to make work for clients. They just happen to be paying.
Being a designer is kind of a brutal job.
And the difference was being inspired.
Be a designer until you fucking die.
Je to vlastně velký kus života, který trávím tím, že už chci být někde jinde, než právě jsem.
Creation out of nothing. I often say that origami is as close as you can get to that. It's a piece of paper. Beyond that, you don't need anything else.
Folding paper, aligning paper-does it really bring happiness? I think it does.
I don't think there's an art form that gets as close to creating something out of nothing as origami does.
I view creativity as the ability to take existing ideas, to merge them together in a new way.
My goal as a designer is to make one thing that is great. And I'm not even close yet.
Inside all of us is this burning desire to contribute something meaningful to the world.
Being loud and passionate and showing other people what you are really into can never hurt.
Don't be the best one in the room. Go be somewhere where you can learn from other people.
I make coffee because it makes me happy.
Origami fed my need to understand things, to solve problems, and to be creative all at the same time.
Knowing what the problem is doesn't mean that you know how to solve the problem.
For me, happiness is really just about giving up and submitting to something larger.
I think that drive from being somewhat satisfied to being more satisfied is driven by doing more of what makes you happy.
Our coffee is a way of communicating to other people who we are, what we want, and how we want it.