Talk at Blanc Festival 2015
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Last November I gave a couple of talks at Blanc festival.
It was by far the most impressive audience I’ve ever faced. I truly admired some of the 500 people I was talking to.
In this 15 minute talk, I tried to summarise my story, the way I see life and the way I work.
I focused on 6 main points, and I used my images to illustrate them.
The main points of my talk
- Step out of the comfort zone
The extraordinary things only happen outside of the comfort zone.
We need to force ourselves and face the fear.
- Life and work
Life and work are different things, but they are intrinsically connected.
I try to be a better illustrator because it brings me a better life.
I try to be a better person because it makes me a better illustrator.
The curiosity is the fuel of learning.
It’s a need of discovering, investigating and experimenting.
It brings us out of the comfort zone.
- Follow your intuition
The intuition is sometimes more important than reasoning. It creates my illustrations and helps me to choose the right decisions.
- Find your own way
It’s a consequence of stepping out of the comfort zone + curiosity + following your intuition.
Taking advantage of our virtues but also our flaws. It allows us to find our voice and our place.
- Focus on the essential
Remove all the noise that contaminates the truly important things we want to do.
Learning to live with a few things also gives value to each of them. It means to simplify and release the burdens to be more flexible, lighter and able to adapt to anything.
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