Monday, August 6, 2007

Day 12 6/14/07

10:30 Abby Road

This morning we all met at Abby Road where we all hung out and had fun taking pictures crossing the road just like the Beatles once did for the Abby Road album cover.

7:00 Grahamn Fink

This evening Grahamn Fink gave us a great motivational talk on advertising and working as a designer in general. Grahamn used to work at Saatchi and Saatchi but as been at Grahamn Fink for 18 months now.
Some motivational words from Grahamn

“Stop worrying what the fuck people think of you and magical things will happen. ”

“Stop trying so hard trying to impress people, relax and good ideas will come.”

“Where do good ideas come from? The always come when you are not trying; in the shower, on the toilet etc. Its not your idea, it comes at you when your not trying almost like a creative spirit.”

Grahamn made a good point that nothing is truly original and quoted Coco Chanel when she said, “Only those with short memories claim originality.”

“Its easier to complicate then to simplify, there are over 750 words in the English dictionary but often at times you only need one.”
“Don’t lead yourself to saying, ‘I knew that was going to happen,’ prevent it by going with your instinct. BE YOURSELF. Don’t try to be like other people. Being yourself, it’s the hardest thing you can do, but go with your gut.”

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