99U Conference - My Brief Overview
Imagine this if you will: a native New Yorker displaced for 16 years returns to take on the 99U Conference along side thousands of designers, innovators, creatives from all walks of life. Crazy right? I think so.
This conference challenged me in so many ways. So many wonderfully - emotionally exhausting ways. It caused me to think, to rethink, to be present, and truly be okay being who I am and saying what I feel regardless of the opinions of others. As a creative we all struggle with understanding a good balance of hating everything you do and being confident in presenting your idea knowing that its a good one. Every speaker, breakout session, and conversation pushed me to be strong in who I am and pushed me to actively engage in conversations about brands, design, trends, creative process, UI/UX, New York, food, friends, pet peeves... basically you name it, we talked about it. It was a magical experience to meet so many wonderful people who were not only empathetic to who you are but where equally as passionate about what you do.