To really think about design, you need to learn and think about everything other than it. Design is a vessel: the most important part is what it holds. As makers of things, the work gets better from outside influences, and gives us clarity about the purpose of the work: to inform, to persuade, and to delight. We'll spend some time ruminating on what it means to delight our audiences, think of different ways to do so through mechanisms like storytelling, and realize that the real benefit of making anything is to nourish lives.
Frank is a graphic designer, illustrator, teacher, maker and writer hailing from Portland, Oregon. He also teaches graphic design & typography to eager minds at Portland State University and is managing partner of graphic design blog, Thinking for a Living.
Our speaker at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings (http://www.creativemornings.com) was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio (http://www.muledesign.com). This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit (who also hosted the event at their office in the Mission).
Mike's book "Design is a Job" is available from A Book Apart (http://www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job)
A big giant thank you to Chris Whitmore (http://www.whitmoreprod.com) for offering to shoot and edit the video. Photos were graciously provided by Rawle Anders (http://twitter.com/rawle42).
The San Francisco chapter of Creative Mornings is run by Greg Storey (http://twitter.com/brilliantcrank).
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Jason Santa Maria (http://jasonsantamaria.com) was one of our two speakers at the Kickstarter Benefit CreativeMornings here in New York in October of 2012. In this honest and insightful presentation Jason talks about "Saying NO".