Spotlight Speaker Series: Nathan Yoder

Spotlight Speaker Series: Nathan Yoder

Big Ditch Brewery

time 5:30 pm

June 11, 2019

Networking happy hour: 5:30-6:00 p.m. | Presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Students For Life


About the Speaker

Nathan Yoder is an illustrator and designer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Currently located in Seattle, WA, he specializes in pen and ink illustration as well as hand lettering and branding.

Students For Life

Reclaiming and maintaining our creative spark

Whether or not we attended a university or vocational school, the early years of our careers were full of of excitement and wonder. Our eyes were wide open to new opportunities and our desire to learn equipped us with the belief that anything was possible. The beautiful thing about this season in our development was that we weren’t alone in our excitement. In those early years, we were surrounded by fellow students who carried the same zeal for their work that we did. We fed off of one another’s energy, shared in the struggle, and celebrated each others achievements. We felt invincible. And then we graduated, got our first job, and were splashed with a cold dose of real world expectations.

The transition from student to professional was one that I struggled with for a long time. Like a kid not wanting to grow up, I began to fear that a career in the creative industry might actually prove to be the death of my creativity as had been the case for many whom I saw around me. But, thankfully, over the years, I’ve come to believe that this does not have to be the way the story goes.

In my presentation, on June 11th, I will be sharing three key attitudes that I believe anyone can adopt to protect themselves against burn-out and maintain a thriving spirit of creativity in their work. I look forward to sharing!