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Zen And The Art Of Gundam Maintenance: Why You Need A Post-Work Hobby

I don’t really enjoy vegging out on the couch. I am paradoxically curious about everything, but quickly get bored when my brain isn’t engaged. I always need to be doing something. So, instead of staring at yet another screen when I come home, I’ve finally found a perfect balance of engaging and relaxing for my evenings.


Use Your Inexperience To Think More Creatively Early In Your Career

When you’re new and inexperienced in a field, it probably feels like your lack of experience is a shortcoming. While that can sometimes be true, it also puts you in a unique position that can allow you to be more creative than your old guard counterparts.


Why You Should Go For A Walk When You Need Creative Inspiration

You know the scenario. You’re looking for a creative idea and it’s just not coming. Inspiration isn’t exactly cooperative. If you’re in need of an idea and don’t have time to set yourself up for inspiration, try going for a walk.


This Graphic Teaches You The Basic Elements Of Good Design

Any good craft needs a toolbox. If you’re a designer, your toolbox is style, which unfortunately you can’t put into organised drawers. This graphic, however, lays out your basic tools as a designer.


What to Write About When You Journal

It’s a good idea to keep a daily journal, but the words flow better for some than others. If you’re not sure what to write about in your daily journal, use these tips as a starting point.


How A 'LEGO Kit' Mentality Could Hurt Your Creativity

LEGO is great for unleashing your imagination, but recent studies suggest following LEGO kit instructions can actually hurt creativity.


'Put Your Weird In Your Work' To Make Your Creative Work Better

Most kids start out weird. They haven’t learned how to behave “properly” and aren’t born with a sense of etiquette and how to “fit in”. Somewhere along the way, many of us give that up. However, if you want your creative work to stand out, start putting your weird back in your work.


Makerbook Is A Huge Collection Of Free Resources For Creative Projects

When you’re working on a big project, tracking down free assets is often key to keeping costs down. Makerbook is a collection of places where you can find free assets, including mockups, audio and image.


Force Yourself To Come Up With Several Ideas To Avoid Design Fixation

Your first idea probably isn’t your best one. However, many of us suffer from “design fixation”, where we become married to our first idea because we had it first. Avoid this problem by forcing yourself to come up with multiple solutions.


Dig Yourself Out Of Creative Ruts By Getting Nostalgic

Nostalgia can make you feel lost in the past, but it can also be a secret weapon for fuelling your creativity. If you feel like you’re stuck in a creative rut, a tour down memory lane might open your mind to new ideas.


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