PHXDW 2018: Quotes to Live By

Speaking in front of others is hard for me to do. It’s not that I stammer or say ‘um’ a hundred times, or even start to sweat. My fear is not coming across authentic and then people will stop paying attention. So, when I decided to do an impromptu presentation about my experience from attending the 10th anniversary of PHXDW earlier this month to the design team at my work, I didn’t practice. The strategy behind that is I wanted to speak from the heart and not from a memorized script. Also, I didn’t want to bore my team with photos from the conference, we’ve all seen those before. Instead, I compiled the best quotes from my live tweeting that I felt would be relevant to everyone. Took those words and made them visually interesting in the PHXDW black notebook/itinerary that came in our swag bags. Photographed the pages, placed them in Keynote and simply talked through the slides and explained why each quote was important to me.

 Every  PHXDW  participate received a note/itinerary book. Perfect for sketching, taking notes and knowing everything there is to know about the conference that took place October 5-6, 2018.

Every PHXDW participate received a note/itinerary book. Perfect for sketching, taking notes and knowing everything there is to know about the conference that took place October 5-6, 2018.

 Your work brand or personal brand will change throughout the years. Find ways to stay excited about so others will too. Quote by  @realbrandingchicks

Your work brand or personal brand will change throughout the years. Find ways to stay excited about so others will too. Quote by @realbrandingchicks

 Throughout your process, check-in on your flow. If you are not fully immersed, feeling energized and feeling enjoyment, then rethink your process. Quote by  @trapdoorstudio

Throughout your process, check-in on your flow. If you are not fully immersed, feeling energized and feeling enjoyment, then rethink your process. Quote by @trapdoorstudio

 We had a discussion about how this conflicts with the notion of ‘dance like there’s no one watching.’ To me, this quote is about being deliberate with your approach. Know your audience, speak to them. Quote by  @bloguettes

We had a discussion about how this conflicts with the notion of ‘dance like there’s no one watching.’ To me, this quote is about being deliberate with your approach. Know your audience, speak to them. Quote by @bloguettes

 My father always shared his trade secrets. It used to piss me off. Then I realized it’s a kind thing to share your institutional knowledge. It’s ok to share. It’s up to the person to apply it to something good. Quote by  @realbrandingchicks

My father always shared his trade secrets. It used to piss me off. Then I realized it’s a kind thing to share your institutional knowledge. It’s ok to share. It’s up to the person to apply it to something good. Quote by @realbrandingchicks

 This reminds me to always think ahead. If you find a solution before your client asks, then bring it up to them. Might get new business that way. Quote by  @annyoachim

This reminds me to always think ahead. If you find a solution before your client asks, then bring it up to them. Might get new business that way. Quote by @annyoachim

 This speaks for itself. Look for ways to keep things interesting even if you are on the same project for years. Quote by  @sthompsonart

This speaks for itself. Look for ways to keep things interesting even if you are on the same project for years. Quote by @sthompsonart

 Lots of components make up your personal brand and your work brand. These four are pretty important and should be considered: Network, Community Involvement, Work Ethic, Voice/Vision. Quote by  @realbrandingchicks

Lots of components make up your personal brand and your work brand. These four are pretty important and should be considered: Network, Community Involvement, Work Ethic, Voice/Vision. Quote by @realbrandingchicks

 Don’t be so hard on yourself. You got into this business for a reason. Remember that. Quote by  @trapdoorstudio

Don’t be so hard on yourself. You got into this business for a reason. Remember that. Quote by @trapdoorstudio

 Honestly, I roll my eyes when people start talking about being ‘blessed.’ To me, you work for what you get, it’s up to you. This quote stuck with me though. I wanted to do some type of design work since I was in 2nd grade. I’m doing what I always wanted to do and I love my job. so, you better believe that I’m blessed. Quote by  @realbrandingchicks

Honestly, I roll my eyes when people start talking about being ‘blessed.’ To me, you work for what you get, it’s up to you. This quote stuck with me though. I wanted to do some type of design work since I was in 2nd grade. I’m doing what I always wanted to do and I love my job. so, you better believe that I’m blessed. Quote by @realbrandingchicks

 Remember, as a visual communicator, you are powerful. Visual messages speak volumes and sometimes don’t need words to get the point across. Aaron Draplin reminded us that. Quote by  @draplin

Remember, as a visual communicator, you are powerful. Visual messages speak volumes and sometimes don’t need words to get the point across. Aaron Draplin reminded us that. Quote by @draplin