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Getting Paid to Create

Rightly so, the relationship between creatives and clients is on a knife’s edge when it comes to money. Clients always want the creation that matches their vision. What clients don’t always want is to have to hand over cash for … Continue reading

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DIY: Cardboard Beauty Dish

For a while now I’ve kept up with sites like DIY Photo and Instructables, not because I ever make the projects presented there, but because the ideas often inspire me to try alternate methods for accomplishing my own projects. Last … Continue reading

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Quick Tip #25: Addicted

There have been a lot of articles recently about the effects of coffee on creativity, but if you look at the findings it’s not the coffee, it’s the caffeine that helps. If you’d like a quick creative boost make certain … Continue reading

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Quick Tip #24: Zen

Need a quick creative boost? Try taking a nap for 15 minutes. Some offices may frown on this, but if you’re in a creative-type office they’ll understand.

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Creativity Challenge #006

Sometimes, all you need is a fresh perspective. For this creativity challenge let’s read a book about our favorite topic, but this time try to find an author with an opposing viewpoint. No matter how outrageous the author’s view of … Continue reading

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Creativity Challenge #005

Start a conversation with three different people who you have never talked to before. Try to learn more than just their name, job, or home town. Listening to at least one of their stories without interrupting them will do. Have … Continue reading

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Quick Tip #22: Something for Nothing

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a slump, unable to figure out how, or what, to do. Sometimes, the best option is to just try something; anything. Don’t fear failure. Just call it a trial, or test run; basically, … Continue reading

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Creativity Challenge #004

Let’s play a word game today. Use office e-mail if necessary (some environments require silence). Get as many people involved as possible for the best experience. The game rules are simple: 1. Say a two part name (first, surname) of … Continue reading

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Quick Tip #21: The Fallback Plan

When push comes to shove, it’s always good to have a plan in place for when the demand for creativity at work outweighs the supply. Much like a savings account for creativity, anytime you have a spare idea set it … Continue reading

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Creativity Challenge #003

It’s been a long time since I’ve perceived a purchased item as perfect. Today let’s personalize something with that much desired modification. Extensive or minor adjustments are both adequate for this challenge, just so long as the modification is unique … Continue reading

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