Catalyze your creativity: Saving time & money with open copyright licensing

Can you have it all?

In an ideal world we would be able to get the things we want immediately, in perfect condition AND at just the right price (preferably free). Unfortunately the real world of business doesn’t work that way. We have to make some compromises and choose the project parameters we value most, while sacrificing others.

Because of time and budgetary restrictions, clients are normally forced to pick from only two of the following three project goals - Fast, Good and cheap, while sacraficing the latter. It doesn't have to be this way anymore. Discover how open tools and resources are helping designers do the impossible and create amazing work despite their limitations.

Make it work

Open source design tools and resources can help designers break out of the "pick two" paradigm. Open resources enable designers to work more quickly with smaller budgets, but still deliver professional results.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Copyright fundamentals and licensing
  • Ways designers are using open licensing in their work and to empower others
  • How to find open tools and resources

Join me and learn how sharing our collective creative resources can help us be better designers and create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Sep 13 2014 - 2:00pm-Sep 13 2014 - 2:50pm
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My design work is primarily focused on digital branding/identity, marketing and political hactivism.

I work at Chapter Three in San Francisco and became acquainted with the team while working as the creative lead for BADCamp. I've been on the BADCamp team for the past three years and continue to serve as the main designer for both identity and collateral. I'm also on the New Hampshire Rebellion and the Mayday Political Action Committee design teams.

When I'm not at work, you may find me at a Drupal user group meeting, hacking democracy, going to electronic music shows, researching neurobiology or vegging out in front of the xbox with a nice IPA. I'm also quite fond of experimenting with LED lights and fascinated by their technical and aesthetic potential such as making plants grow, or faux fur glow!