Stop. Look. Listen.
We’re driven by deadlines, controlled by clients, and tied to our desks. How do we stay sane and, most of all, inspired when we’re so hurried? What can replenish our creative reservoirs? Re:Design/Inspire 2012's mission: time to get re-inspired. For these talks, attendees sat with creatives that have accomplished the ultimate trifecta — imagine, execute, and inspire.
2012 Re:Design/Inspire Keynote: Dana Arnett, CEO, VSA Partners, Inc.
Lawrence Azerrad, Creative Director, LAD Design: The Wilco Loft Exploration
John Bielenberg, Co-Founder, FUTURE: When Wrong Is Right
Jennifer Chong, Designer and Photographer, J.Chong Studio: My Antidote to Inspiration Overload
Shannon Downey, Founder, Pivotal Production: An Unlikely Muse: How a little absurdity can go a long way
Renata Graw, Principal/Co-founder, Plural: Thinking About Thinking
Dawn Hancock, Managing Director + Founder, Firebelly Design: The Journey From Junk Mail To Inspiration
Colleen Hill, Art Director, MRM: Beyond The Studio: The Importance of Community
Jason Katz, Story Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios: Story
Wally Krantz, Executive Creative Director, The Brand Union: In The Eye Of The Beholder: Inspiration from the Ubiquitous
Mike McQuade, Illustrator/Designer: Trading Inspiration For Investigation
Brian Singer, Creative Director, 1000 Journals: Engage Through Inspiration
John Stevenson, Filmmaker: If it isn’t fun, why are you still doing it?
Joe Stewart, Global Creative Director, Huge: Starting From Scratch: Finding Inspiration in a Brand New Medium
Michael Surtees, Principal and Creative Director, Gesture Theory: Turning Serendipity Into Predictable Patterns of Inspiration
David Usui, Director/Co-Founder and Ben Wu, Director/Co-Founder, Lost & Found Films: Taking Time: The value of slowing down in professional and personal work
Martin Venezky, Founder and Mastermind, Appetite Engineers: It’s All About The Next Step