This talk was by Matt Bonaccorsi who is a designer mainly known for his coin designs he contributed to the world. His career has been filled with achievements from Coin of the year to working with the Royal British Mint. He latest design to date with the Royal British Mint was designing the London 2012 Medals.
One thing I took away from this was this quote “if someone offers you and amazing opportunity, and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes-then learn how to do it late..” This really stuck in my mind.
He also pushed the idea of working efficiently and effectively, working as well and as fast as possible. He said the important of working fast means more opportunities a Also more importantly, it stops you overworking anything as by working quicker, you spend less time worrying about small things that the client wouldn’t usually notice.
He said to expand your knowledge and go for as many opportunity as possible. It also mean getting information from people away from your own discipline.