Tonight, I joined my friends Julie and Dara at the Denver Art Museum to see graphic designer and letterer, Dana Tanamachi-Williams, speak about design, what inspires her, and what she tries to pass on to designers and others.
An interesting perspective she shared was to place courage into somebody else– to tell others that their talents are noticed and to instill that confidence into someone who may not recognize the power they possess. She said it's important to say these things and not just think them, because words hold a lot of power.
Something else she mentioned that stuck with me was to be thankful for those seasons in your life when you do have the downtime to learn something new and to practice something you love– perhaps a hobby or skill that hasn't been focused on in a long time.
Lastly, another great point she shared was to create things simply for the purpose of creating. Make something you've been imagining; something beautiful and something that will utilize your talents, simply because you love to create.
I'm really glad that I got to see her speak tonight. Her work is absolutely incredible and she is one of my all-time biggest inspirations.