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James Stockdale

Architect in Shanghai

8 Things Designers Can Learn from Baking Cakes

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2013
IN SHANGHAI @ VOL 21

James Stockdale is an architect by trade, but is passionate about cakes. He discusses how cake design principles can be applied to the rest of the design world.

James emphasizes the importance of engaging all the senses, and how to cultivate the ideal work environment and attitude.

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