Friday, November 4, 2011

creative mornings

photo by tyler ward/ design by matchstic

this past friday i was able to squeeze in to the sold-out second event for creative mornings atlanta. creative mornings is "a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!". rick anwyl was speaking at matchstic following a tasty breakfast of octane coffee and little tart bakery pastries sponsored by mailchimp.

rick has been in the design industry for 35 years and as someone whose paved the way, he had a lot of great advice. he helped launch cnn, worked with ralph lauren, coke, and many other brands. currently works for son and sons. some of my favorite quotes from the lecture:

"design is a business about business - graphics are how we express ourselves."
"curiosity is like spinach for creatives - keeps us going."
"manage creatives with soft hands. give direction but give them freedom."

this series is a great way to meet other creatives. i left feeling totally inspired and very caffeinated.

the lecture is moving to magnolia hall in piedmont park on december 9th and will feature ben chestnut of mailchimp. follow @Atlanta_CM for the ticket link. tickets go fast!

hope you're inspired this weekend to do something great. xo


Shaunna Faye said...

Awe...look at that. My husband works for Mailchimp. And he's co-workers and friends with Tyler Ward. Sweet!

homemade grits said...

shauna - i love that! so many awesome people work at mailchimp. have a great weekend!