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The Heart of Design: Perception, Peers, Purpose

57da6033501fc3e46aebc2ca646fbc31?s=47 Gerren Lamson
September 21, 2013

The Heart of Design: Perception, Peers, Purpose

A talk I gave at Circles Conference 2013 (http://circlesconference.com).

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Gerren Lamson

September 21, 2013
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  1. The Heart of Design { Howdy, y’all. } @gerrenlamson creativemarket.com

    Friday, September 20, 13
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  3. 1. Perception ~ personal growth 2. Peers ~ supportive community

    3. Purpose ~ focus on the why Friday, September 20, 13
  4. “The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new

    landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes." - Marcel Proust Friday, September 20, 13
  5. Perception: how our brain interprets the data of now through

    past experiences. { No. 1 } Friday, September 20, 13
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  10. How do we redesign our perceptions? Why should we focus

    on changing them? { No. 2 } Friday, September 20, 13
  11. 1. Avoid over-working. 2. Seek out novelty experiences. 3. Change

    your familiar environment. 4. Revisit old ideas w/ new images. 5. Make new & diverse acquaintances. Friday, September 20, 13
  12. Take a break from the screen. Get off the internet.

    { No. 3 } Friday, September 20, 13
  13. 80% U.S. has internet @ 32 hrs per week: 7

    hrs social media, 6 hrs search, 6 hrs reading, 6 hrs email, 4 hrs multimedia, 3 hrs misc. 153 mil. users @ 1.7 hrs a month 137 mil. users @ 7.5 hrs a month 90% use multiple screens sequentially. Friday, September 20, 13
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  16. Start making stuff with your hands. { No. 4 }

    Friday, September 20, 13
  17. Nalukai: sketches Friday, September 20, 13

  18. Pupils & Ink pupilsandink.tumblr.com Friday, September 20, 13

  19. Satchel & Sage @satchelandsage | www.satchelandsage.com Friday, September 20, 13

  20. Sketchnotes http://bit.ly/19J3wmd Friday, September 20, 13

  21. Mind Maps Sticky Notes Friday, September 20, 13

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  23. Go beyond what’s comfortable and engage the unfamiliar. { No.

    5 } Friday, September 20, 13
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  25. Riley Cran’s Lettering Club http://instagram.com/rileycran Friday, September 20, 13

  26. Take the test to receive your top 5 strengths out

    of 34. StrengthsFinder 2.0 http://amzn.to/15Jrjin Friday, September 20, 13
  27. StrengthsFinder: CM Team http://crtv.mk/jNdi Friday, September 20, 13

  28. CM Team creativemarket.com/about Friday, September 20, 13

  29. Origins of CM Friday, September 20, 13

  30. About Creative Market creativemarket.com/about 10,000+ products 1,700+ shop owners 160,000+

    members Friday, September 20, 13
  31. How is Creative Market impacting the perception and culture of

    design resources? { No. 6 } Friday, September 20, 13
  32. Changing Resource Perceptions: 1. Adding Value to Freebies 2. Passive

    Income is Empowering 3. DIY Self-Education 4. Efficiency & Quality of Others Work Friday, September 20, 13
  33. Conceptualizing Design Resources: 1. Remix past unused client projects. 2.

    Experiment with physical art. 3. Build themes & templates for yourself. 4. Learn new skill = new product types. Friday, September 20, 13
  34. Peruse http://crtv.mk/qE0U Friday, September 20, 13

  35. Function: Subtle Grunge Brushes http://crtv.mk/bEyw & http://crtv.mk/sDrV Friday, September 20,

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  36. UIParade http://crtv.mk/bEyw & http://crtv.mk/sDrV UIParade https://creativemarket.com/uiparade Friday, September 20, 13

  37. Maximizing Rate of Return http://crtv.mk/hHlX Friday, September 20, 13

  38. Tom Anders http://crtv.mk/cLdw Friday, September 20, 13

  39. Pay It Forward creativemarket.com/gerrenlamson Friday, September 20, 13

  40. How are the users of Creative Market changing the perceptions

    of our team as we build the platform? { No. 7 } Friday, September 20, 13
  41. “All things change and we change with them." - Old

    Chinese Proverb Friday, September 20, 13
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  44. Font Previews http://crtv.mk/fNjL | http://crtv.mk/tKdF Friday, September 20, 13

  45. Home Page www.creativemarket.com Friday, September 20, 13

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  47. community education A. Spread potential & unique uses. A. Encouraged

    by activity. B. Learn new skills; Share tips. C. Watch buying trends. C. See peer usage samples*. a b c A. Help with current project. A. Relationship with creators. B. How it’s made > DIY. C. How to use it well > peers. C. Gain insight to start selling. shop owners buyers products Friday, September 20, 13
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  49. 1. Evolve you perceptions 2. Invest in your peers 3.

    Find purpose in your work Friday, September 20, 13
  50. @gerrenlamson creativemarket.com Thank you so much. { That’s all, folks!

    } Friday, September 20, 13