What a week. It may not be a big deal to some, but the fact that I was able to pull off my first proper speaking engagement this week was a huge milestone for me. I realize plenty of designers do talks, but I’ve been holding back for years now, to ensure that my first talk was a good one.
I want to thank VP Matthew Flick for asking me, and The School Of Advertising Art in Kettering, Ohio for having me speak. SAA is an amazing place, and geared to get these students equipped to have great design skills, but to also have great design lives. I only wanted to be added encouragement to an already great situation. I want to thank the students for being attentive, receptive, curious, and enthusiastic. They all had excitement right away, which, very quickly, killed any nerves I may have had when I walked in.
I’m excited to get the ball rolling on more speaking engagements. I have a few lined up, and am quite optimistic about speaking on a more regular basis. I have a more clear and concise point of view, these days, and I’m eager to speak up about it.
I love what I do for a living, and I’m hoping that there’s a way that I can make it rub off on everyone else.
Wish me luck.