creativity

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.


Create A Warm, Low-Light Workspace To Boost Creativity

It’s no secret that your environment can affect your creativity. If you’re sitting at your brightly-lit desk in a chilly office, listening to loud music, and wondering why your next flash of genius isn’t coming to you, try swapping that environment for a warm, softly-lit room. Maybe even put on some moderate ambient noise.


'Art Is 99 Per Cent Robbery'

You’ve probably heard the saying before that “Good artists borrow, great artists steal”. Another way to look at it: “Art is 99 per cent robbery.”


Good Problem Solvers Are Curious And Empathic, Not Just Intelligent

We all know that a high IQ is a desirable, useful quality. But beyond intelligence, your curiosity quotient and emotional quotient are important too.


How Lots Of Small Projects Can Be More Satisfying Than A Big One

It’s easy to get caught up in the romantic idea of making one massive project and then pouring all of your creative energy into it. But developer Darius Kazemi found that small projects were a little more useful.


How To Discover Your 'Authentic' Self And Live The Life You Really Want

Being yourself seems self-explanatory: just wake up and do what you want to do, without following the crowds, without fear of judgment. But that’s not how the world works. We tend to stifle our authentic selves to fit in without even realising it. And doing so suppresses our creativity, ingenuity and self-awareness.


Watch Kermit The Frog Explain How To Tap Into Everyday Creativity

We often assume that creativity is something only artists need. However, as notable artist, producer and amphibian Kermit the Frog explains, keeping your mind open to accept and play with different ideas can improve anyone’s work.


What To Do When You Hit A Brainstorming Brick Wall

The moment a great idea or solution hits you can feel like magic — like it’s been delivered whole to you by some divine being. But what usually ends up happening is quite the opposite — we’re floundering and stuck on a problem, desperate for one of those magic breakthroughs to pull through.