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Tall Tales from a Large Man

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

I really wish I was able to go to more design conferences. But damn, conferences are expensive! First you have to pay the registration, then get there, have a place to stay, maybe eat some food… its not cheap! So I’ve really come to appreciate conferences that post their speaker videos online after the conference and who knows, maybe next year I’ll be lucky enough to attend in person, for now, the video…

Aaron James Draplin of Draplin Design Co is not only an amazingly talented speaker and designer, but he’s the all-american type of good guy that you just want to sit down and have a beer with. This is the type of guy that that you want representing America in the design olympics, not only because of his simply elegant approach to design, but because of his ability to charm the pants off the world.

Tall Tales from a Large Man is a 45 minute journey that will kick you in the ass, make you laugh, and seriously consider your entire career as a designer. If you are ever in a design slump, I recommend a few minutes of this to get you going in the right direction again.

Oh, you don’t have 45 minutes? Draplin’s words of advice:

  • Work hard and love the shit you do
  • Say yes a little more than you say no
  • Do good work for good people

Watch this very inspiring talk >


*Image courtesy of Typo Berlin 2015 & Norman Posselt

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