I took these notes this morning at #storychicago:

The designer is the only magician on the team. Other people will build, market, etc.
I need to do what only I can do.
AND: I must push for what I intuitively know will work. Regardless of the opposition to my idea - from bosses, producers, etc. - if I know it will make the difference in communicating better, I need to keep pushing until my concept is tried.
Don't settle. No one ever got in trouble for over delivering.