Here is a link to another great presentation from Ted Conference by graphic designer, Stefan Sagmeister. Stefan has designed album covers for the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Talking Heads among other things.
“Analyzing a list of things that have made him happy, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister realized that almost half of the items were in some way related to design. In this intensely personal talk, he shares the details of some of those moments, and gives props to three artists whose work has had a positive impact on his world. Concluding with some examples of his own work, Sagmeister offers a real insight into his aesthetic and philosophy of work — and life.”