At the recent, The 99% Conference, Scott Thomas took the stage to talk about what it was like to design Obama's digital campaign on the fly. This video culls the highlights from his presentation and catches up with him afterward to find out more about his theories on simplicity and his plans for working in politics in the future.
Walking down the street a few months ago, Ji Lee, a creative director at Google Labs, noticed a funny thing. Many New York businesses still had logos with the silhouette of the World Trade Center in them. It was, he thought, both a wonderful, joyful—and sad—moment. So he took a picture. Of the New York magazine logo. Of the CitiStorage logo. Of the Burritoville logo. Of butcher shops and shoe repair places, all of which had those two iconic towers—ghostly silhouettes of a pre-9/11 world—still hovering in their identity.
After surveying a large number of successful people, Behance found that those who have made things happen share several common principles. Midway through the conference, Scott Belsky, Behance's CEO, took the stage to summarize them:
Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green, a social entrepreneurship funder which has dispensed over $27M to projects such as City Year and Teach for America, says the people who make things happen share certain common traits.
"The most important thing I learned in grad school is that there are no new ideas, just great executions. At Cool Hunting this is one of our underlying editorial principles. Being in the business of helping creative people get stuff done, Behance is incredibly well aligned with our perspective," says Josh Rubin, editor of Cool Hunting.