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    Debbie Millman: How to design your creative life

  • When
    7 August 19:00 - 23:00
  • The Power of Storytelling & Visual Playground present:

    How to design your creative life – an evening with Debbie Millman

    From designing Star Wars merchandise, and Hillary Clinton campaign buttons, to writing six books, to interviewing designers and other creative masterminds, to working with the world’s largest brands and having her artwork exhibited around the world, Debbie Millman has really done it all.

    Even though it may seem that her path to success was smooth, she didn’t always have it all figured out. Quite the opposite, she says. After graduating from college, she didn’t feel confident enough to pursue her dream of becoming an artist or a writer, and often had to do commercial work to support herself. She wasn’t necessarily bold, she didn’t have great dreams, and certainly no plans make it big.

    Yet, she did make it big – big enough to be referred to as one of the most influential designers working today. Debbie talks openly about those years of rejection, disappointment and struggle, and the lessons she learned about finding one’s way.

    She will talk about these, what design has brought to her life, and how we can all live more fulfilling creative lives during a one-night-only special event hosted by The Power of Storytelling & Visual Playground at the National Theatre in Bucharest (Studio Hall).


    Looking back at Debbie's accomplishments, you can easily see why her insights on how to get where you want in life might be extremely valuable. Debbie is the host and founder of the first and longest running design podcast, Design Matters. Over the course of 11 years, Debbie interviewed nearly 300 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Seth Godin, Alain de Botton, Barbara Kruger, Massimo Vignelli, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink and more. iTunes named it one of the best podcasts of 2015.

    Her written and visual work appeared in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Print Magazine and Fast Company. She published two collections of illustrated essays, a form of art which has become synonymous with her - Look Both Ways and Self-Portrait As Your Traitor -, as well as four other books. Her artwork has been exhibited in many important galleries and at biennales, and she worked in design and branding with over 200 of the world's largest brands, including Burger King, Star Wars, Colgate and P&G.

    She is President Emeritus of AIGA (The Professional Association of Design), one of five women to hold the position in the organization’s 100-year history. She has been a juror for competitions like Cannes Lions and, currently, is the Editorial and Creative Director of Print Magazine, the oldest magazine about design in the United States.

    Official sponsor: UniCredit Bank Romania

    When: August 7th, 2017 at 7pm
    Where: Sala Studio, National Theatre Bucharest (TNB)
    Price: 100 RON


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