Christoph Niemann: How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces

In this talk, illustrator Christoph Niemann shares his three biggest fears: the fear of not being good enough, the fear that our work will be irrelevant, and the fear of running out of ideas. Each of these cripple our process in different ways, but as Niemann explains (complete with hilarious illustrations), there are solutions we can apply to each. 
 

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About Christoph

Christoph Niemann was born in 1970 in Waiblingen, Germany. He is an Illustrator, graphic designer, and has collaborated in the making of several books including  children's books. His work has appeared on the covers of  several important magazines such as WIRED, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. Christoph has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards.
Niemann is the author of Abstract City. His latest project is an interactive, animated app called Petting Zoo. He was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame in 2010. His artworks have been subject to numerous exhibitions. His most recent one was at Gallery Max Hetzler in Berlin.
He has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, the 2012 Republican Convention, and he has drawn the New York City Marathon, while actually running in it. For his column he draws and writes essays about politics, the economy, art, and modern life.
 
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