A unique confluence of technology, economics and societal trends has changed the game for designers who yearn to be entrepreneurs. Now more than ever design is the difference-maker in solving problems, and now more than ever it’s possible to create the kinds of businesses only designers can dream up. In this talk, designer, entrepreneur, author and former New York Times design director Khoi Vinh explores the trends that led him to cofound Mixel, the creative network for people who don’t think of themselves as artists.