Yesterday I spoke at the Flash On The Beach conference in Brighton as part of the Elevator Pitch session. I think the session went really well, with a great mixture of topics so (hopefully) everyone was suitably entertained.

As previously mentioned, my 3-minute talk was titled How I Learned to Stop Drawing Lines and Love Whitespace. It tries to encourage designers to create more subtle structure in designs, using whitespace, rather than excessive lines and boxes, by understanding the Gestalt Principles. For anyone interested, here are my slides and speil (I believe a video may follow in due course):


Overall, the whole conference was wonderfully interesting and inspirational. The sessions I particularly enjoyed and people I would recommend checking out are:

Oh, and here's an image of me looking suitably po-faced, in full flow:

Graham at FOTB2011Image courtesy of Marc Thiele