With a ‘friendly’ nudge I have dug down and focused on editing my interview with Chris Elkerton, an established speaker on the HOW conference track. I was lucky enough to have been introduced to Chris on the first night of HOWLive, and as I was completely new to the conference, I had no idea that he was a speaker so I proceeded to mock his speaker badge. Saying he was must be ‘special’ because he was speaking. Then I learn he was doing his session twice and assumed it was because they had to fill space (insert clueless moment here).
I managed to catch his second session and the whole time during his talk I will be honest, I became a little star struck. His sincerity and opinions on how as designers it is our duty to support each other and not tear each other down really hit home.
Since the conference I have kept in touch with Chris and the support and advice he has to offer is a prime example that we need to reach out and help our fellow creative professionals. For me, it is a big impact as I am a solopreneur.
So grab a drink, kick back and learn from someone who has experiences at winning and losing but in the end comes out with his head held high.
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Check in with Chris Elkerton and his design story and how it has led him to open and close a design studio and along the way begin a speaking and book gig. His ‘no filter’ way of being honest is refreshing. His energy is contagious.
When you are done this… check out part 2!