Creative gifts, hard work, and luck are part of any career, but more important than any of these is the ability to coax others to accept and help you produce your best ideas. Once school is over and work begins, what skills help you make a genuine difference in the world by recognizing and promoting your own and your colleagues’ best ideas?
In “Selling Design,” a class at MFA Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts, successful designers and entrepreneurs from many areas have shared their insights into what it takes to recognize, pitch, combine, push, and build on great ideas.
In this special open session, four guest lecturers will present their perspectives. Following the presentations, instructor Jeffrey Zeldman, the 2011 MFA students, and the audience will ask questions to probe deeper and reveal the organizational, methodological, emotional and psychological conditions that enable ideas (and careers) to thrive.