Last Wednesday evening was my first experience at this spectacular event! The December PKN12 sold out in 50 minutes, and we did not get our tickets…Thankfully, my fiance was able to pull some strings and talk to some of the big guys to get us in the doors.
Pecha Kucha by definition is a Japanese word for the “sound of conversation,” and has become “a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, usually seen in a multiple-speaker event called a Pecha Kucha Night” It is a way for our creative community to come together and share their ideas. These happen all over the world, but the Charleston PKN12 was extra special.
The room was filled with people from the production & film industry, photography industry, retail stores, web creation, architecture, marketing, and graphic design. There was a buzz in the room that was electric and contagious. It is no wonder that this event sold out in 50 minutes…the crowd was obviously happy to be there and happy to share in the creativity in Charleston.
Although every single speaker was truly inspiring, I have to give an extra special shout out to our friend and colleague, Jay Fletcher with J Fletcher Design. His presentation was the most down-to-earth and simple of the evening, but for everyone who knows Jay, and anyone who does not, it stood true to who he is, and what his work is all about. As one of his slides represented, Jay is a reputable rock in the Charleston Graphic Design Scene, and his work can be seen on store and restaurant windows, on stationary and invitations, in design books published nationally, and all over the world-wide-web.
As I stood there watching and listening, my creative AHA moment came from the live twitter feed on the projector up front. I was fascinated at the idea of live/immediate feedback, and waited anxiously for my tweet to show up on the screen. @GRANDIDEAS