Have you ever noticed how those creative geniuses you see on TED videos or Creative Mornings videos, almost all use Macs? Ironically, none of them are embracing Steve Jobs’ mantra, “think different.” Instead, they’ve joined the same predictable design cult. They stand on stage, eager to share how uniquely original they are, creating from the […]
One of the keys to problem solving, is to learn how to stick with the challenge for long enough to find the answer you need. Einstein famously said: “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” I think we can all agree that Einstein was one of the greatest […]
Jonathan Ward, of international architects firm NBBJ, explains the thinking behind the designs used to construct HQ buildings for Google, Amazon, Samsung and others. In each instance, the buildings are designed in order to facilitate real-world social networking and collaboration. It’s worth watching for the BBC interviewer’s question about the Amazon HQ, which Ward has […]
When was the last time you showed your appreciation, to an artist whose work you enjoy? The reason I ask you this, is that artists rely heavily on the feedback they receive. Whether that feedback is in sales of their work, tickets to their performance or messages of encouragement, feedback is what shows them who […]
It’s extremely common for clients to try and rush creative professionals. They want projects finished fast… often too fast. This is usually because they are ignorant of how the creative process works. If only there was a way to explain to them, that creativity takes time. Well, now there is! The video above runs for […]
So, here we have a 4 minute video of Andy Warhol eating a hamburger. Almost a million people have watched it. Is it art? Of course it is! It’s a wonderful piece, from an era before the Internet… before people took photos of their lunch and posted it to Instagram. It causes us to ask […]
A short, informed introduction to the work of design legend, Dieter Rams. It was recorded at a travelling exhibit, celebrating the work of Dieter Rams, during its stop at London’s Design Museum.
A wonderful, short video about maybe the best known font of all… Times New Roman. A must watch, for all lovers of typography. h/t to SwissMiss.
If you want to be more creative, more often, this quote from Stephen King is a great starting point: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work!” Be your own muse Don’t wait for creativity to appear… command it to appear. Decide that it’s time to […]
If you want to improve the quality and quantity of your creative output, I may be able to save you a huge amount of time and money. The most creative minds in history When we study the most creative minds in history, we find that they have one thing in common, which is indisputable. Einstein, […]