This year’s AIGA conference in Minneapolis has been a great time for me as an emerging designer. Put a few hundred people who design for a living into an already artsy city, and you get stylish outfits, excellent programs and overall a sumptuous array of great design, new papers, and big ideas.
Here are a few gems I’ve learned from the conference speakers so far:
Scott Stowell taught that denying yourself possibilities opens up new possibilities.
George Lois taught that creativity and great innovation means taking risks.
Randy Hunt taught that the best way to achieve an effective solution is to realize that your first design isn’t always right, and that testing and changing your ideas is totally okay.
Enjoying these tidbits of wisdom? Below are a few more.
-Through the process of creating art, new directions and nuances can surfaces. Let the process shape your work as you go along
-Express your freedom to say no early and often.
Overall this has been a great conference, and a wonderful chance to connect with talented designers from around the country.