The Reflex Blue Show, 2010 HOW Conference Special: DAY TWOJune 7th, 2010 |
Sunday brought us the end of the Creative Freelancer Conference, the start of the In-HOWSE Designer Conference, some pre-conference sessions, and most-importantly, the kick-off of the 2010 How Conference, where we recorded from the party itself.
The highlights of my day were spent attending the first part of “Caffeine for the Creative Team: Turning Brainstorming into Brainsqualling” with Stefan Mumaw & Wendy Lee Oldfield. Stefan (guest of show #42) really knows how to motivate people to be creative. Maybe it was the fact that he was dresses as a nun, maybe it was the craft items he had on the tables (he said he chose to drive instead of fly here from Kansas City partly due to his need to bring along forty pairs of scissors for his workshop). I was having such a great time (and even learning useful brainstorming methods), that I felt a bit bad about having to leave in order to catch Shel Perkins speak on “The Art and Science of Pricing a Project” at the Creative Freelancer Conference across the street. It was nice to hear someone give advise on pricing that makes sense, relates to the current clients of a smaller shop, and keeps you focused on the future.
But that was just me, and there is way to much to cover for one, so we bring in a number of guests including: Andy Epstein (who is currently editing the HOW In-HOWse blog), Cortney Christensen of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Nick Nawroth, Katie Hall, Missy Bergen, Mig Reyes (who is no stranger to the show, and currently doing great work at Threadless), David Berman (author of “Do Good Design – How Designers Can Change the World“), Tom Wright of Neenah Paper, Lauren Hybinette, AIGA Colorado Membership Chair Joe Marsh, and Jeff Fisher (guest of show #33).