The 10 Online Art / Design / Illustration Talks that Changed My Life!

First Four Years with Kali Ciesemier, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Daniel Fishel, John Malta, Victo Ngai and Dadu Shin.

Biggest Impact on Me: Hearing other illustrators talking about their struggles and strategies is such a positive and important affirmation. If you are new to the game, this will massively help adjust your expectations, and encourage you.

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero

Biggest Impact on Me: Design and Illustration need to have that squishy humanness, that can't be prescribed by data. 

50 Points to Ruin Yer Career by Draplin

Biggest Impact on Me: After I watched this I was in one of the best moods of my entire life. Seriously. What a ray of sunshine that man is.

In the particular lies the universal by James Victore

Biggest Impact on Me: Victore shares James Joyce's idea that if you describe and articulate the particular things of your life with your art you will uncover something universal for everyone.

Portland/CreativeMornings - Kate Bingaman Burt

Biggest Impact on Me: Your personal projects should be a direct outpouring of who you are, they should be things that you HAVE to do.

Why companies need you - Geoff McFetridge

Biggest Impact on Me: How you articulate your professional or artistic identity impacts how you work, what you do, what jobs you get and how others see who you are.

CreativeMornings Chicago with Jim Coudal

Biggest Impact on Me: Make goals that you will be happy to achieve, when you are actually going to be achieving them AND make value for yourself and not just for others (clients).

Tina Roth Eisenberg Keynote - SXSW Interactive 2013

Biggest Impact on Me: Make your own products, cultivate creative community and own your own projects!

ARTIST SERIES: Stefan Sagmeister 08

Biggest Impact on Me: Your work and art are directly impacted by your personal values, define what they are.

Good Life Project interview with Milton Glaser

Biggest Impact on Me: Like Glaser's high school teacher, taking 5 minutes out of your day to speak encouragement into someone else, can change their life.