Back to the Future: FITC Toronto 2011

Here we go! For your viewing pleasure, here is a very nicely recorded and edited version of my Back to the Future talk from FITC Toronto 2011 back in May. My presentation tends to change every time I speak, but I’m always focused on personal creativity, self-initiated projects and telling stories along the way.

Big thanks to Vitamin T for the excellent job of putting this together. You guys make my bad jokes seem much more clever. Enjoy!


  1. Great stuff. I love hearing how people’s personal passion turns into income. I wish more people would realize that they can do what they love, all the time.

  2. Best way to sign off… “Where we going, we don’t need roads.” Great talk James, really good source of inspiration!

  3. Great talk! Great to see where you’ve got your inspiration from!

  4. This Lecture was amazing James!
    It has a lot of really honest and truthful concepts about the design world and work ethic and it Inspires me by making me feel I’m on the right track.
    Thank You Mr. White!

  5. James, you inspired me a lot.

    I’m now full of ideas for my career. Thank you for this, you lead me to a positive and healthier way

  6. PJ

    I love the little jingle at the start and end of each video, very 50’s :D

    Heard/seen most of this before (MontrealMeets etc.) but it’s always great to listen to this kind of stuff for that extra bit of motivation. Gonna look up that James Cameron video now as well, keep the inspiration flowing :)

  7. james (Author)

    Thanks so much for having a watch, everyone. I always have a great time on stage so I’m happy to hear the message is resonating.

  8. James thank you so much for sharing this with us.You’re a brilliant speaker on stage, wish you all the luck in your future presentations.

  9. Jonny

    Awesome James! You even showed the Orbinauts renders! Cheers!

  10. Fantastic talk James!!! I even liked some of your jokes!!

  11. codr

    Thanks James.
    Totally needed to hear that.

  12. Screw everything else,
    The Iron Maiden shirt(Up the irons!) makes you awesome.
    Also, waiting for Mastodon’s(nice sticker) new album.

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