This weekend, I traveled to Vancouver for the first BlendFest. I got back kind of late last night and my mind is filled with great memories of high fives and hugs from old and new friends as well as inspiration and new ideas. Man, that was fun.
In the near future, I’m going to write up a full post about BlendFest, but for now I want to leave you with a few nuggets.
Everyone Has Fears and Doubts
… even the people you look up to as “the greats.” Several people who spoke about this. Kelli Anderson talked about how she almost quits half way through every project because of the same internal doubts and fears that you have. She said it’s important to recognize this as part of the process and to push through and finish. Many people talked about how they have doubts every day that their work will be good enough. I think it’s safe to say this is a pretty universal thing amongst those working in a visually creative field.
By the way, take that as an encouragement. You’re not alone!
The Motion Design Industry is Awesome
I’m aware that I’m still new to this industry, but I’m not afraid to speak this over it… there are a LOT of extremely talented and equally humble motion designers out there.
I was amazed at how easy it was to approach anybody and have a really meaningful conversation, whether it was one of the greats or someone else who is just starting out.
That’s really special. Not every industry out there is like that.
Reach out to people you admire. Don’t be afraid to say hey and start a little bit of a relationship with someone. You never know where it will go.
Have a great week. And go make something move!