A few weeks ago I was invited to speak as part of the Adobe Youth Voice TechXPO. AYV's purpose is to ignite young people’s Creative Confidence – the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems – using advanced digital media tools and tested storytelling techniques. I was asked to give the students a look at what I do, how I got to where I am (where am I?) and a couple obstacles along the way. I covered a bit about me, showed some silly work from college and hopefully distilled the underlaying message of WORK HARD & HAVE FUN. Below are a few select slides from the preso.
But, I didn't want to bore the kids to death in the hour long session. So I decided to put actual pencils — yes, those funny yellow things things your grandpa is always looking for — in their hands and let them actually play a game. CHAINDRAW! The fine folks of ChainDraw were nice enough to donate supplies for the entire 50+ student group and the students had a blast with it.
A big, huge THANK YOU goes to Laura Vogel and her team at Adobe for the opportunity and to ChainDraw for supporting my talk. Looking forward to next time!