Learning Through Stealing: how to become better at your craft.

32b34f5d4fdde3f24996bc8c5ec38f10?s=47 Sara Cannon
November 01, 2015

Learning Through Stealing: how to become better at your craft.

In art class we were taught to copy the masters such as Da Vinci, Van Gough, and Caravaggio. This taught us skills like technique, form, & contrast. The same principle applies to learning any skill – steal from the masters and learn from it.
In this design-focused talk, we’re going to explore a few methods of sharpening our skills and intuition. Design, code, & user experience can all be improved when we take a deeper look into successful implementations. We’ll analyze some methods and steal a few things along the way – learning how to truly make it our own.

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Sara Cannon

November 01, 2015
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  1. Learning Through HOW TO BECOME BETTER AT YOUR CRAFT Stealing

  2. Unique

  3. Original

  4. memorable

  5. STEAL

  6. - ERIKA HALL We’re All Imposters (so be a good

    one!) “
  7. THIEVES?

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  9. My Company Logo!

  10. BLURRED LINES

  11. Learn

  12. STEPS TO BECOMING A THIEF:

  13. STEPS TO BECOMING A THIEF: BETTER AT YOUR CRAFT *

  14. Dissect 1 ESTABLISHED BRANDS

  15. COPy WHAT YOU LOVE 2

  16. adapt 3 & IMPROVE

  17. Dissect 1 ESTABLISHED BRANDS

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  24. logodesignlove.com/brand-identity-style-guides

  25. playbook.cio.gov/designstandards/

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  27. logodesignlove.com/brand-identity-style-guides

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  29. compile

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  34. design intelligence

  35. COPy WHAT YOU LOVE 2

  36. COPy WHAT YOU LOVE 2 WORKS *

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  38. - PABLO PICASSO Good artists copy, great artists steal. “

  39. LEARNED BEHAVIoRS

  40. scroll forever. THEREISNOPAGEFOLD.COM

  41. scroll forever. as far as i want you to until

    i make you hit load more *
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  43. Micro -interactions

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  45. microinteractions.com

  46. microinteractions.com

  47. adapt 3 & IMPROVE

  48. - ALBERT EINSTEIN The secret to creativity is knowing how

    to hide your sources. “
  49. Material Design

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  52. - T. S. ELIOT Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal;

    bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. “
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  56. google.com/design/spec/material-design/

  57. materialup.com

  58. materializecss.com

  59. Dissect 1 ESTABLISHED BRANDS

  60. COPy WHAT YOU LOVE 2

  61. adapt 3 & IMPROVE

  62. collaborate 4

  63. critique

  64. open source

  65. STEAL THIS TALK

  66. thieves forever

  67. Thank You SARA CANNON HTTP://RAN.GE New York

  68. SaRa Cannon Partner & Creative Director at Range http:/ /ran.ge

    @saracannon slideshare.net/saracannon