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How to Be Original in Your Creative Work

There is no one like you. In fact, there is no one like… well, anyone. No two people are the same. We all have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. But if that’s the case, why does it sometimes feel so hard to be original in your creative work? When I’m talking to someone about a […]

Getting to Know Yourself to Find Your Creative Voice

How well do you know yourself? We put a good amount of time and energy into getting to know others: their kids’ names, where they’re from, what their interests are, etc. But do we put the same amount of energy into getting to know ourselves? We should, because getting to know yourself can help you […]

Building Faith in Yourself to Improve Your Creativity

“You can do anything! Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself.” As well-intentioned as these phrases are, they’ve basically become platitudes at this point, their meaning diminished due to overuse. It’s a shame, though, because the message at the core of such phrases is actually vitally important. Creatives, especially, can benefit from taking this message […]

Why Creatives Need an Accountability Partner

Change is hard. Even if you’re trying to make changes for the better, it’s tough to stay on track toward your goals and create positive outcomes. This is true for creatives, too. Trying to build or expand your creative skills is tricky and vulnerable, and it’s all too easy to slip up and fall (or […]

How Changing Your Perspective Can Help You Create

Plenty of things can get in the way of your creative efforts. Everything from hunger, to household chores, to mental health struggles can stifle your creativity. And while it’s easy for your creative flow to get turned off, it’s not so easy to turn it back on. That said, there are some things you can […]

How to Manage Your Time (and Your Stress) When Creating

Nothing is quite as stressful as a time crunch. Whether it’s working late at night to meet a deadline, rushing to be on time to an important meeting, or something else, we’ve all experienced moments when the clock elevates our stress to new heights. But when you’re creating, this can put a damper on your […]

How Stress and Worry Can Fuel Creativity

Inspiration can be found everywhere. While we at Design.org are big proponents of operating out of love rather than fear, and maintaining a positive instead of a negative focus, we also have to acknowledge that creativity can be inspired by and born from dark, sad, or “down” feelings as well. In this post, I’ll discuss […]

Using Your Emotions to Power Your Creativity

Creativity is more of an art than a science. There is no recipe, no combination of ingredients and circumstances that will guarantee a creative state, process, or result. That said, there are certainly many factors that can affect your creativity in very real ways, and if you can find what works for you, you are […]