So long, Texas!

Today I’m taking off after two days jam-packed with creativity. While I’m anxious to get back to NYC, I am incredibly grateful for this experience. As someone who is almost constantly attached to the computer, it was refreshing and inspiring to take a break and get my hands dirty. I’m hoping to bring some of that home with me.

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While I was here I heard a lot of chatter about how Design Ranch compares to other conferences. And while I haven’t been to a ton of others, I can definitely say that this is an entirely different experience. It’s much more than a conference. In fact, conference isn’t really even the right word.

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What makes this so different? Well, like most design conferences, Design Ranch showcases some recognizable names in the industry. But in this case they’re not at a podium 500 feet away; they’re eating next to you in the dining hall and painting alongside you in a workshop. It gives you the opportunity to have real, honest conversations. And while both settings have their merits, learning from someone in a classroom setting and leaving with some piece of art you created is decidedly different from sitting in a large auditorium at a lecture. It’s intimate, hands-on and unplugged.

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If you are in the area (or even if you’re not—while there were a lot of Texans here, I met people who came from all over the place) I highly recommend checking out the next one, which will be held in 2015. I know I’m going to try to.

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Thanks again Design Ranch! Come and make it!


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