Tad Carpenter Creative Mornings KC

Last Friday I had a chance to hear Tad Carpenter of Carpenter Collective speak at Creative Mornings KC! It was my first Creative Mornings talk and especially special because Tad was one of my teachers at KU. Here are a couple notes from his talk:

  • Remember we do this because we want to, not because we have to.

  • We GET to do this. Every day you’ve been given a gift to make stuff.

  • When design is good it’s a team effort.

  • I’m never going to be the most talented, but I’ll never be outworked.

  • Play removes limits.

  • It ain’t about the end result, it’s about the exploration.

  • Being creative means you have to keep taking risks. The greatest rewards in life come out of risks.

  • How can your work better the world around us?