Putting Yourself into Your Work

Hearing David Carson speak at the HOW Design conference in 2001 was one of my highlights. His 2003 TED talk is very inspiring as well. These words stood out so strongly for me in his talk that I had to transcribe them:

“You have to utilize who you are in your work, nobody else can do that, nobody else can pull from your background, from your parents, your upbringing, your whole life experience. If you allow that to happen, it’s really the only way you can do some unique work and you’re going to enjoy the work a lot more as well.”

I read the quote to Tom and he recited Hamlet, “To thine own self be true.”

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