16 Superb TED Talks Every Designer Should Watch

Where would we be without TED? The incredible free resource that offers us endless inspirational talks from some of the world’s brightest and best designers and innovators. No matter what your creative field, there is always something worthwhile to stream and enjoy.

At Shillington, we’re always discovering and recommending the best talks for our graphic design students. From Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher to Paola Antonelli and Milton Glaser, here are 16 superb TED Talks we believe every designer should have on their watch list.

1. Designing with slogans — Stefan Sagmeister

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2. Taking imagination seriously — Janet Echelman

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3. Design, discovery and humour — David Carson

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4. Great design is serious, not solemn — Paula Scher

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5. How giant websites design for you (and a billion others too) — Margaret Gould Stewart

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6. My life in typefaces — Matthew Carter

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7. Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is. — Chip Kidd

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8. The beauty of data visualisation — David McCandless

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9. Design and the elastic mind — Paola Antonelli

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10. Designers — Think big! — Tim Brown

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11. Your elusive creative genius — Elizabeth Gilbert

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12. Using design to make ideas new — Milton Glaser

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13. Where does creativity hide? — Amy Tan

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14. Intricate beauty by design — Marian Bantjes

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15. The world needs all kinds of minds — Temple Grandin

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16. Four lessons in creativity — Julie Burstein

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