TED Talk: “Jann Haworth”

Mistakes, Omissions, and Iconoclasts: From Sgt Pepper to Work in Progress During its 50th year anniversary, Jann Haworth—the co-designer for the Grammy award-winning album cover, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band—provides never before shared insights, lessons learned, and stories about the iconic pop art. Today she focuses on Work in Progress, an iconic […]

TED Talk: “Elon Musk”

The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity … Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sit down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket. SPACE […]

TED Talk: “Aaron James Draplin”

Roll up your sleeves and get to work. AARON JAMES DRAPLIN delivers a beautifully designed, laugh our loud funny, impassioned plea to underdogs everywhere. Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, author, and founder of Draplin Design Co. (DDC). Born in Detroit, Michigan, he is now based in Portland, Oregon. His clients include Nike, Burton Snowboards, […]

TED Talk: “Whitney Way Thore”

Living Without Shame: How We Can Empower Ourselves How do we handle self-perception when our bodies don’t match the ideal social image? The answer is to find a way to live without shame. Greensboro native and dancer, whose viral video, “A Fat Girl Dancing,” sparked a national conversation about body image. She has launched the […]

TED Talk: “Phil Hansen”

Embrace The Shake In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation … and transcend it. Links: Website | Facebook (Public) | Instagram […]

TED Talk: “Roman Mars”

Why City Flags May Be The Worst-Designed Thing You’ve Never Noticed TED.COM | Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don’t have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about […]

TED Talk: “Vivek J. Tiwary”

The fifth Beatle — the birth of the Beatles, impossible dreams This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The untold story of the birth of the Beatles, lessons to be learned from their visionary manager Brian Epstein, and how to apply them to realize your own wildest […]