From the outside design can seem like a polished and intimidating world, full of ‘design-thinkers’ influencing the future of business and culture. The reality though, is often much less glamorous and self-assured.
Matt’s career has been defined by a series of self-defeating acts, a significant amount of luck, some well-timed jokes and a deep sense of bewilderment about all of it. He’ll look back at the beginning of his career in Calgary at the Alberta College of Art and Design and how it has continued to inform his work today as the founder of The New Company in San Francisco.
Give an honest and insightful look into what a design career looks like that is relatable and engaging for a young design audience in Calgary.
Young designers, students, skeptics.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- There is no ‘right’ way or ‘right’ place to design
- Experimentation is the most significant skill you can learn
- You can and should define design for yourself to understand what you want to do with it
- Being a designer requires you to be ok with more failure than success
- Calgary is a great place for design