Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Exceptional Creative, a presentation.

Last night I had the honor of speaking at George Fox University. I went through the design program there and really can't give back enough for everything I learned and experienced. I've shared with students there before, but this time was different. Instead of showing them a bunch of my work and talking about where I've been and what I've done, I presented an idea that's been brewing in my head for a while because A) They can find my work online and B) There more more important things to talk about. Like this: Success is found in being the exception to the rule. Getting, doing and keeping work well is ultimately about how you make your clients feel.
I'm on a new-found mission to make exceptional creatives using four practices based on this proposal that make clients feel valued, respected, confident and supported. If you'd like to see the entire presentation, you can find it here. Granted, it doesn't really explain itself well, so I may just have to share the voice-over one of these days, too.


  1. I like your mission. We have met many artists from various fields who are taken advantage of and unappreciated. The concept of "self-worth" gets easily lost when you are trying to make your start, but it is important to remember to place a reasonable value (both monetary and in regards to opportunity) on work you are doing and never settle for anything less.

    Do you ever put your presentations on slideshare?

  2. Thanks, Kelsey! Yep - you can find the presentation in its visual entirety here:
    Again, I said a lot that I didn't show, but it will give you a better idea of what I'm getting at.

  3. SOOO awesome Meg! Killer work, a job well done.