Had the pleasure of listening to some inspirational creatives this past Thursday-Friday at the Circles conference 2014 in Grapevine, Texas. This conference overall to me was a success. It seems every year they up their game with the guest speakers, the swag they give away, food & beverages and the after parties. It such a great place to be in and surrounded by so much talent in one room. Some which travel outside from Texas just to come to listen to those that had succeeded in their creative field. Big namers like Jessica Hische, who's a bad ass type artist and the Creative Director of Twitter, who help share insight of some of the craziness that goes on that social media platform.
I loved being inspired by the Design Director by Jay Argaet, creator of Hillsong's album covers and how he loves to create athentic artwork using his hands vs photoshop and with some prayer had the joy of seeing his artwork project "No Other Name" on 27 billboards in the middle of Times Square.
I also got to meet one of my favorite designers Promise Tangeman who has an awesome personality and so easy to talk to, with one-of-a-kind fashion style. There was so many that I got inspired by, here are a few quotes I jotted down that stuck with me:
- Design is the expression of meaning.
- Design should have a purpose.
- The world is like a book and if you don't travel, you only read one page.
- Never invest in living that you forget about life.
-Work culture is important.
- You shouldn't fear failing, but of succeeding in something that doesn't really matter.