Of course, in this era of COVID-19, I’m not giving talks at the moment but instead I’m using online platforms. I’m using both Twitch and YouTube as creative outlets for talks and hopefully motivational chats. I’ve also uploaded my latest talk as a pre-recorded digital download using a pay-what-you-think model. Check that out on Gumroad.com !
Past talks & events
Birmingham Design Festival
Crazy Animal Face
The Do Lectures
Wired Next Gen
Reasons to be Creative
Something Good Festival
“Gavin Strange headlined PROMAX ANZ this year in Sydney to rapturous applause. His incredible talent coupled with high energy and passion makes Gavin a great choice of keynote speaker to open or close your event. His insightful and funny examples of how to stay creative whilst managing work life balance and finding creative inspiration through life experiences kept all the creatives present hanging on to his every word. We look forward to Gavin speaking at other PROMAX events around the world.”
Event director @ PROMAX ANZ and Africa
Making the work is the easy part, finding the time, however, is the difficult bit. In my talks and my book, I share my stories and methods behind getting the most out of those 24 pesky hours, conveyed via the medium of bright colours, animated GIFs and wild gesticulation.
I pride myself on being a ‘realistic idealist’ or ‘idealistic realist’ – striking the balance between uncurbed enthusiasm and pragmatic process.
Floaty sentiments aside, my talks are about finding the energy and making the time to create things that matter. That’s something I believe applies to everyone - from a GSCE student to a company CEO!
I’m also the co-curator of a speaking event called ‘HUSTLEMANIA’, a 2-hour ‘mega’ talk I present with my brother-in-arms James ‘Signalnoise’ White. Our two creative journeys & output are interwoven and presented with bombastic aplomb, surprise guest interruptions and confetti canons.