About the talk
On Rejection is a funny and heartbreaking tale of making it (or not) in New York City. The presentation begins in early 2003 when a good friend sent Debbie Millman an email containing a link that took her to a “blog,” the first-ever online forum about graphic design and branding. Suddenly she found herself reading an article that disparaged her entire career to date. This experience—in tandem with a number of historical rejections and setbacks—sent Millman into deep despair, and she seriously considered leaving the design profession altogether. In a series of poignant, revealing and sometimes hysterical anecdotes, Debbie will share her journey out of the despair and offer insight on how the worst moments in your life can actually become the most profound and life affirming.
About Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman is a busy lady. Not only is she a designer, author, educator, brand strategist and host of the award winning podcast “Design Matters” but she is also the Chair of the World’s first Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts and the Editorial and Creative Directive Director of Print Magazine.