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Dealing With Yourself as a Designer: Creative Blocks

My biggest frustration as a designer has always been the dreaded creative block. I’m all set to work on a project, and as I sit down (or stand up, with my new standing desk- woohoo!) to start working on ideas, and suddenly: Nothing. I’ll spend the next hours (or sometimes even days) banging my head against this creative wall, hoping that something jars loose and I can actually get started. And of...

How To Motivate a Creative

If you have a bunch of creatives in the room, getting them to do what you want can be a bit like herding cats, except they (the creatives) may be even more obstinate and willful, if that’s even possible. Fortunately, you probably won’t have to buy kitty litter. Motivating creatives can be tricky, because creatives are often motivated by different things than other positions. But learning what...

How To Give Feedback to a Creative

If you are a client, one of the most important things you can do to aid the creative process is to give good feedback. We’ve all heard about how we should provide consecutive criticism, but in my experience very few people actually know how to put this into practice. But consistently giving good and constructive feedback to the creatives you work with is one of the best ways to build trust and...

How To Have A Meeting With A Creative

Having worked in the creative field for many years, I can safely say that the part I hate the most about it is the meetings. I mean, come on, interacting with a client? Who wants that? 😉 Tongue-in-cheek aside, I have always struggled with meetings. And while I doubt that anyone truly loves meetings and eagerly desires to attend them, it is hopefully safe to generalize that creatives probably rank...

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