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It’d be nice if we all had the freedom to work on whatever our hearts desired throughout the day, but in reality, most creatives work a day job and then tackle their own projects in their spare time. As screenwriter Brian Koppelman points out, having only an hour or two to work on your project each day isn’t necessarily a limitation. It can promote focus.
To quote Steve Jobs, creativity is just connecting things. You may argue there’s more to it than that, but it has a lot to do with finding unique ways to connect the dots. Designer and researcher Balder Onarheim suggests boosting creativity with a simple word exercise. And you can try it while brushing your teeth.
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.
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.
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.
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.