Totem poles symbolize ancestors, cultural beliefs, that recount legends, clan lineages, and notable events. The experiences of our past form who we are as individuals. This will be a time to reflect on the people, events, or beliefs that have formed who you are today.

Who has inspired you? What events have pushed you to think differently? In this session we will work to symbolize and capture the people and moments though the act of painting and carving totem poles.

Key Takeaways

  • Personal reflection

  • Storytelling

  • Using symbols to convey complex ideas

  • Team bonding and self realization

About Your Facilitator

Why are you teaching at RAD Summit?
Spreading inspiration.”

What’s your craziest camping or outdoor experience?
”The craziest outdoor experience requires me to jump back to my childhood where my brother and I decided to go spelunking in the Maquoketa Caves. After being gone for a bit too long my mom freaked out and convinced a couple of people to chase us down. We were fine, but my mom was not...”

Who is Scott?

Scott, a.k.a. SimpleScott, would say he lives by the idea that the simplest solution tends to be the right one. Scott was the Design Director of the 2008 Obama Campaign and helped relaunch He got Nike to ’Just Do it” when it came to relaunching and reimagined how Fast Company features innovation online. He also co-founded The Noun Project, the world’s visual language of symbols and icons. Scott is now a Creative Director of Product Design at Pinterest, where he is helping Pinners find inspiration to create a life they love.

Scott Thomas   Creative Director of Product,  Pinterest

Scott Thomas

Creative Director of Product, Pinterest

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