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99U Conference 2017

Creative Careers Demand Reinvention

Our work is not just work. We are what we do. Until the guillotine drops and we have to become our next best self, an equally terrifying and exhilarating prospect.

How to Tell Your Story

Fact: Product pitches disrupt our lives and exasperate us. Stories, however, provide something of value and are enjoyable. Here's a five-step guide for how to build and develop a compelling narrative, that can be adapted to your preferred storytelling medium.

If I Had To Do It All Over Again

Design leaders rethink meaningful creative and career decisions, with the benefit of hindsight.

Embracing disorder and spontaneity

These days it’s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative minds soaring to great heights through the exact opposite approach.

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A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

Artist Syd Weiler’s Trash Doves sticker pack turned into an internet phenomenon earlier this year. But Weiler hadn't copyrighted her work and people used it without permission. Here is what she learned about protecting your art on the internet.

Turning Hand-Painted Ads into Social Media Magnets

If you’re walking around a major city and your attention is drawn to a surprising image painted on a building, there’s a good chance the artists at Colossal put it there. Although their workers still dip paint brushes into plastic buckets, Colossal’s projects generate millions of hits on social media. How?

Why Creatives Don't Retire

"To be honest, I don't think of aging. There is an immortality to being creative."

One House, Two Opinionated Designers, and the Joy of Collaboration

Architect Ettore Sottsass and IDEO founder David Kelley couldn't have been more different. So when Kelley asked Sottsass to design his Silicon Valley house, they circled and sparred, thrust and parried, and together created an extraordinary house.

99U Conference

June 7—9, 2017

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