Adam Wilber is a world-class magician, author, inventor, and keynote speaker who believes that creativity isn't a finite personality feature -- it's a skill that EVERYONE can master with the right mindset.
As a keynote speaker and creative thinking workshop leader, Adam engages, challenges, and inspires audiences with the promise that everyone can learn how to be creative and his five books define the magic formula of creativity and are the must-have manuals for anyone that wants to improve their creative quotient.
Upgraded magic tricks and brand-new illusions skyrocketed Adam’s career as a professional magician. The never-before-seen inventions and illusions were highlighted on national television shows, including Penn & Teller, and in front of thousands of awestruck audiences at private and corporate events.
Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/adamwilber
-How creativity saved his life.
-The response he got about a magic trick pertaining to creativity that set him on a new course.
-How he fooled Penn & Teller on “Fool Us.”
-The role that creativity plays on his life.
-The way he handles imposter syndrome.
-How the tide has changed in terms of companies getting behind creativity as a focal point in their long-term vision.
-Becoming an author.
-How he goes about developing a new magic trick, specifically looking at his trick, “Decibel.”
-How he feels about other magicians using his tricks.
“They say once you start doing what you’re supposed to do and what you’re passionate about, that’s when you become successful.”
“Your expectations are never as bad as the reality of the situation.”
“That’s where magic lives. It lives in the mind of a spectator.”
“If you have that one thing that’s been with you your entire life -- you’ve always wanted to do it, you’ve always tinkered, you’ve always dabbled -- then that’s it. That’s the thing you need to put your heart and soul into.”
Jordan Hill is an illustrator and storyteller with a focus on characters and connections. She is the creator of The World of Immensum, which was born around seven years ago when an idea for a book series took on a mind of its own. Every short story, novel or illustration she creates take place in the same universe, with their placement in that universe depending on the planet, location on that planet, the time period it takes place in, or even the particular sub-timeline/alternate universe it is a part of.
Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/jordanhill
-Her creativity from a very young age.
-How she navigated the “in-between” of being equally left and right-brained but wanting to fully pursue art.
-The negative experience she had of paying for college classes but not receiving an education.
-How she was able to double down on NaNoWriMo while she was also taking college courses and holding a job.
-How she always feels happier and more fulfilled when she is creating and exercising.
-The story of how The World of Immensum came to be.
-Embracing her joy for comic book style art.
-The way in which our interests, our past and our previous styles all come together to create our unique voice, which can’t be copied.
-Constraints versus an entire imaginary universe with multiple realities.
-How ideas often come in great numbers as you are creating.
-The importance of writing down all of your ideas.
-Her goal of trying new things and putting herself out there.
“For some reason I just got it into my brain that I couldn’t do art as my career.”
“I had this moment where I just thought, Why am I paying money for them to give me a grade when I could just buy the book and teach myself?”
“When I thought that I might not be able to do it, I put every ounce of my spare energy and free time into it.”
“Art is basically a culmination of your entire life presented in a physical object.”
“The funny thing about art is that the more you make, the more ideas you have.”
“Just because an idea isn’t necessarily relevant now, it doesn’t mean it won’t be later.”
“Find what you love to do and let yourself be bad at it. Eventually you will progress and you will get better.”
Marco Bucci began to study classical drawing at age 19, which led him to kindle a love for painting and illustration. He hasn't looked back since.
His experience includes books, film, animation, and advertising. His clients include: Walt Disney Publishing Worldwide, LEGO, LucasArts, Mattel Toys, Fisher-Price, Hasbro, Nelvana, GURU Studio, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Yowza! Animation Inc., Pipeline Studios, and more.
Marco is also a passionate teacher, and currently teaches "The Art Of Color & Light" at CGMA, a course specifically designed to build painting fundamentals from the ground up.
Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/marcobucci
-How he learned how to learn to draw.
-The way in which he pursued art after abandoning it as something that he wasn’t as good as other people who “could draw.”
-How the path to your goal is never a straight line and how you should embrace the fact that the path will be curved.
-The labor of love that is his YouTube channel.
-The way in which he plans and structures his YouTube videos.
-Trying to solve problems before starting a piece.
-How to avoid paralysis during the creation process.
-The difference between art and creativity.
-How we are all born with creative curiosity and don’t question it (or our skills) until later.
-How he always tries to push himself to do something new with each piece of art so that he doesn’t become complacent and rely on any formulas.
-The battle between hard work and fun.
-Starting small so that you can have small successes before taking on a big project like writing a book.
-Not fully defining the path that you are going to take to become the artist you want to be, and being willing and excited to venture off into new directions.
-How his short film Cindy, with Bryce Sage came to be.
“I didn’t have the inborn talent to draw and my jealousy became a stubborn resolve to figure out this whole drawing thing.”
“I never realized that drawing was a skill you could actually learn so I thought I was doomed from the start. But it turns out you can learn to draw.”
“A big part of the creative process is discovery. You have to be able to make a right turn when you should have gone left and only discover that later.”
“We’re all born with the desire to create and so many of us snuff out our own flames. It’s such a tragedy.”
“I try my best to not repeat the thing I just did. Even if the thing I did was a huge hit.”
“Start small and don’t bite off more than you can chew.”
“When it comes to becoming an artist, don’t try to preordain your own path to success.”
“It’s better to create bad stuff than it is to not create anything.”
Sketching With Focus [From Marco's YouTube channel]
Fran Meneses aka Frannerd is a self-taught Chilean freelance illustrator who recently moved from Hastings, United Kingdom to New York City. She takes a deep interest in her followers and patrons and her work often reflects the things that they want to see.
She also has a popular YouTube channel in which she talks about pencils, paper, illustration and her daily life.
Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/frannerd
-Her recent move from the United Kingdom to the United States.
-The way in which she burns herself out before drawing the line and allowing herself to rest.
-Her constant battle with feelings of guilt for working too much or too little.
-How she needs to give herself more self-love and treat herself and talk to herself the way she would treat her best friend.
-How to know the difference between “urgent” and “important.”
-The way in which ideas go from one person to another.
-How her graphic novel About to Leave came to be.
-The way in which the big projects such as graphic novels force you to face the things that you don’t know how to do and also to emerge at the end as a new person.
-Taking notes as she is out in the world and cherishing the things that resonates with her at a deeper level as well as the things that make her feel awkward.
-Her thoughts, studies and art about friendship as adults.
-Balancing her work and projects amongst Instagram, YouTube and Patreon.
-The gratitude she feels for her patrons.
-The rules we make up in our own head about social media.
-How and why she made her YouTube channel (including inspiration from Art Attack).
“Since I love what I do so much, sometimes I’m not very respectful of myself and where I draw the line and let myself rest.”
“A graphic novel is a test to yourself.”
“Having Patreon and having my online shop changed the way I approached creativity and my working life completely.”