06/01/2012 11:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Life Is Organic, Subjective and Entirely Individual

Hi everyone. Trumble here.

Two years into my life, I was trying to make sense of the world through drawing. I didn't always succeed, but like all two year olds I had a go.

Twenty six years into my life, and I've gotten slightly better at it. I have wandered through as many different ways of telling stories as I can, from animation to cartoons to short films and graphic design. I've worked on music videos and newspaper columns and book illustrations, and through these jobs I've drifted from naive awe to tired indifference to grateful creativity... and then round again.

But while I may have changed, what was true for my two-year-old self remains true to this day: Life is organic, subjective and entirely individual.

While this fact can frustrate those who crave consensus, conformism, or just a personal feeling of safety and order in the universe... I feel that it can be the source of our greatest advantages as a species. The ability (or the privilege) to view the world in your own unique way stirs incredible debate, gives rise to momentous discoveries, and grants words and images the potential to truly change the world.

So, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, and invite you to watch my speech at this year's TEDxYouth@DesMoines conference. I will be posting my work in the coming weeks, and I hope you find enjoyment in them.

I can't promise to have a better understanding of the world than when I was two, but hey...I will have a go.