We had an incredible experience at the Awwwards NYC Conference this summer. We’ve been following the Awwwards Conference for several years now, and they have always been hosted in far away countries around the world. When I received an email telling me about Awwwards NYC well, let’s just say I malfunctioned for a couple seconds.
Many of the speakers were inspirational and others shared their experience and the type of work they love to do. These days at Schall, our conversations are more about strategy, milestones and data. It was nice to have two whole days of just design and user experience for a change.
The Awwwards experience was a roller coaster of emotions that went from laughter to sadness to excitement. It was all I expected and more; a couple interesting inspiring days. At one point, I embarrassed myself when I repeated Matias Corea’s (Co-Founder of Behance) joke out loud during his presentation. Somehow my voice managed to travel across this large room in the Fi:af Auditorium, and soon after heads were turned facing me as I continued laughing.
Here are a few Awwwards NYC 2016 photos of this highly recommended two day conference. I hope you enjoy some of the quotes below.
Inspiration was overflowing as we found out they were serving breakfast.
A big thank you to all the speakers for this event. Your words of wisdom were definitely inspiring.
Mr. Jon Burgerman doodling while everyone was mingling and eating. Color was added by the conference attendees.
Breaks between speakers were held regularly.
“Humans are human because they have a perspective: they care about things. One might call it the ability to give a damn. And it is this quality that allows us to determine what matters and where we stand. A computer can’t do that.”
– The Moment of Clarity
“Some people (they are wrong) say design is about solving problems. Obviously designers do solve problems, but then so do dentists. Design is about cultural invention.”
Shaun Tollerton & Jose Manuel with ustwo sharing their journey and challenges developing the android wear.
I had a quick opportunity to capture this photo and I went for it. Mr. Matias Corea on the left and Mr. Tom Krcha to the right. Thanks fellas!
“On your way to greatness you’re going to have to pass through alright.” – Bill Withers
“When I’m asked ‘what do you want in life’ I say I want interesting days.” – Richard Saul Wurman
“This disease of our age is boredom…The way to combat this is by invention by surprise. When I say a good picture has surprise value. I mean that it stimulates my thinking and intrigues me.”
– Alexey Brodovitch
The Awwwards NYC 2016 Conference ended with a beautiful view of New York at the 230th Fifth Outdoor Rooftop Club. What more could you ask for? A perfect ending to an amazing few days.
Inbound marketing tips and real inbound stories. Delivered biweekly.
Join our community of results driven marketers.