Something I’ve never seen at a design talk before

Allegra Burnette at Creative Mornings

Last Friday I attended the CreativeMornings talk with Allegra Burnette, Creative Director of Digital Media at MoMA. After entering MoMA where the talk was being held I was greeted at the door, not by security but by a welcoming person that politely asked for my name to sign off the list. After giving me a pass she shook my hand and thanked me for coming. I’ve been to a lot of design talks and I’ve never had quite the welcome like that before, so I did the polite Canadian thing to do which was to thank her back and ask her how she was connected to MoMA. She didn’t really come across as a security person so I had to ask. She was happy to reply that she was Allegra Burnette and that she was the one giving the talk. To be honest I was really impressed that she took it upon herself to essentially meet every person coming to her talk ahead of time. It’s something that I’ve never seen before but will stay with me for quite some time.

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  • David Airey

    Great stuff, Michael. That's what I aspire to do at some point.

  • swissmiss

    Michael, thank you for pointing this out. I agree with you, I thought that was *very* classy of Allegra.

  • Ray Hrynkow

    Wow Michael, very cool, reminds us that manners go a long way in shaping how we feel and think about a person. Taking time to thank someone leaves a lasting impression. Allegra Burnette is one classy woman –– and thanks for this post 🙂

  • Piers Fawkes

    Funny… you should come to ours more often