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Why Creativity Matters

When you want to make a change in your life—really make a change—where do you start? Do you listen to a podcast? Read a self help book? Talk to a trusted friend? Are you a ponder, figure-it-out-yourself type? Or a leave-no-stone-unturned, talk-to-everyone type? No matter how you go about it, this post is for you. […]

How Creativity Can Save Your Life

In the late-80s TV series MacGyver, the title character is a genius who is employed by a government agency. What he is best known for is getting himself and the people around him out of various dangerous situations using a random assortment of objects, like paper clips, duct tape, chewing gum, and shoelaces. In these […]

3 Ways Human Interaction Increases Creativity

When you ask people about the things that matter most in life, you’d be hard-pressed to hear an answer that doesn’t include some version of “relationships”. The people in our lives, be they family or friends, mean everything to us. The power of relationships isn’t a secret, but it is something of a mystery. Why […]

How Sharing Playlists Improves Creativity

Sometimes, even small things can make a big difference in your creativity. What works for you will be different from what works for other people. It’s important to try out a lot of different things to see what best ignites your creative spark. For me, few things have a greater impact on my creativity than […]

How 5 Minutes with Your Best Friend Can Transform Your Creativity

Sometimes, the smallest things can make the biggest difference in your creativity. As we’ve been talking about interdependence lately, I want to touch on how spending even a little time with the people closest to us can help us feel more creative, empowered, and happy. Even 5 minutes with your best friend can transform your […]

Creativity and Flow Increase Around People Who Support You

Creativity and flow are priceless to creatives. It is worth any effort you can give to invite those things into your life. There are plenty of things you can do to build your creativity and increase your chances of reaching a flow state (many of which we talk about here on Design.org), but there’s another […]

Creating for Yourself or Designing for Others

The creative world is full of dilemmas. One big one is centered around this question: who is your creative work for—yourself, or others? Knowing your audience can shape your entire creative process, including your end product. As someone with decades of experience in creative spaces, I’ve come to think of the dilemma as this: creating […]

Creating Your Inner Circle for Creativity

Creatives are notoriously independent, but that doesn’t mean they should be. Whether you have a professional team to work with you or just a group of friends who lift your spirits as needed, having an “inner circle” can work wonders for your creative efforts. So how do you go about creating your inner circle for […]