+$Senior阿德曼+$designer AndJamFactory+$creative Gavin Strange has carved a living from saying yes to every opportunity. He might have a four-metre tall Gromit sculpture on display in Hong Kong and a recent+$rebrand For Aardman+$under his belt, but simply trying his hand at everything has led to a flood of unimaginable opportunities.
+$After "wandering around work with a camera" he was invited to photograph stop-motion legend Nick Park in his home ("I was trying to keep my brains inside my skull!") while his personal film project+$BÖIKZMÖIND+$has led to work on an upcoming Aardman feature film.
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+$"Don't wait to be asked," he urged, during a moving, high-energy talk at this year's excellent有创意的原因+$conference in Brighton. "I've never been ashamed of putting stuff out there. Do anything you can to say yes."
+$During a standout speaker session, Strange wowed the audience at the three-day design and technology conference with mind-blowing example after example of what can happen if you dare to dream big.
+$If you've never seen the excitable Bristol-based creative on stage, fear not: you still have a chance. He's talking at net magazine's fast-approaching生成伦敦会议+$, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms on 26 September. There are still a few tickets left so head这里+$to Grab Yours.
+$In the meantime, here are seven top tips from Strange on how to catapult your craft into the design stratosphere. Catch him at Generate London for a bucket-load of inspiration and find out more…
+$01. Say Yes!
+$You never know where it might lead...
+$02. Don't wait to be asked
+$You're never above or below asking.
+$03. Being crap is okay
+$It's liberating when there are no expectations!
+$04. If you don't have a style, it's okay to have strengths
+$You can be more flexible.
+$05. Dream Big
+$Do stuff you don't know anything about.
+$06. Finish That Project
+$It's dead easy not to, but everyone's got time.
+$07. Use and abuse trends
+$Dissect them, use them, mix them up, move onto something new.