KC Design Week | Debbie Millman: On Rejection
Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111


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 despair, on her way to becoming "one of the most influential designers working today," according to Graphic Design USA. Her experience offers powerful insights into how the worst moments in your life can actually become the most profound and life affirming. Cash bar happy hour. Parking available in the Nelson-Atkins garage for $8; free for museum members. The museum is a smoke-free institution. There is no food or beverage permitted in the auditorium Reserve Your Spot