Last November I gave a couple of talks at Blanc festival.
It was by far the most impressive audience I’ve ever faced. I truly admired some of the 500 people I was talking to.
The main points of my talk
- Step out of the comfort zone
The extraordinary things only happen outside of the comfort zone.
We need to force ourselves and face the fear.
- Life and work
Life and work are different things, but they are intrinsically connected.
I try to be a better illustrator because it brings me a better life.
I try to be a better person because it makes me a better illustrator.
The curiosity is the fuel of learning.
It’s a need of discovering, investigating and experimenting.
It brings us out of the comfort zone.
- Follow your intuition
The intuition is sometimes more important than reasoning. It creates my illustrations and helps me to choose the right decisions.
- Find your own way
It’s a consequence of stepping out of the comfort zone + curiosity + following your intuition.
Taking advantage of our virtues but also our flaws. It allows us to find our voice and our place.
- Focus on the essential
Remove all the noise that contaminates the truly important things we want to do.
Learning to live with a few things also gives value to each of them. It means to simplify and release the burdens to be more flexible, lighter and able to adapt to anything.
Hope you enjoy the conference.
And if you have any comments or feedback, I would love to hear them!
PS: My online course Strategy & Business for Illustrators is now available for pre-order!