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 […]

TED Talk: “George Takei”

When he was a child, GEORGE TAKEI and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security” measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy. LINKS: Website | Facebook | IMDb | Instagram | Pinterest […]

TED Talks: “Aaron Draplin”

Making It In The Little Leagues What if every graphic designer, builder, craftsman, creator donated 4-5 hours of FREE time on a Friday to help the greater good? Aaron Draplin is onto something and he is changing the world, one logo, one friend at a time… #FREEFRIDAYS Born from the loins of the proud Midwest, […]

TED Talk: “Sting”

How I Started Writing Songs Again TED.com | Sting’s early life was dominated by a shipyard—and he dreamed of nothing more than escaping the industrial drudgery. But after a nasty bout of writer’s block that stretched on for years, Sting found himself channeling the stories of the shipyard workers he knew in his youth for […]

TED Talk: “Matthew Carter”

My Life In Typefaces TED.COM | Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you’ll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books — remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career […]