Elliot Jay Stocks is the Co-editor and Creative Director of the bi-annual lifestyle magazine Lagom. Until the end of 2015 he was the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, and prior to that he founded and ran the typography magazine 8 Faces, which has now been turned into a hardcover book after a successful Kickstarter campaign. His design work, for clients such as Colonna, Virgin, Microsoft, Brooklyn Beta, and MailChimp, has been showcased in publications such as Communication Arts, Creative Review, Computer Arts, Page, The Independent, .Net, and Design Week. He lives and works in the countryside near Bristol, England, and creates electronic music by night under the alias ‘Other Form’.
Now is Always the Wrong Time
Side projects have always been a big part of Elliot's career in design, publishing, and music – some successful, others not — and in latter years the line between ‘side’ and ‘full-time’ has become increasingly blurred, as has the line between client work and making products. In this talk, Elliot reflects on the pros and cons of his various projects, and the concept of productivity and creativity as a whole. He proposes that because creativity always seems to manifest itself at the ‘wrong’ time, now has actually never been a better time to follow our passions and make a living from what we love the most.
Be sure to also check Elliot’s full-day workshop.