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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 […]

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 […]

The Power of Plussing in Critique and Creativity

Feedback is a necessary part of the creative process. You need to collect feedback to know how your work is being received, and whether or not it is serving the purpose you need it to serve. But feedback comes in many shapes and sizes, some of which are more productive than others. One of my […]

How to Handle Feedback Without Wrecking Your Day (or Week!)

It’s an experience that no creative wants to have. You’ve completed a project that you’re really proud of. You truly gave it your all—heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears. But when the feedback comes, it’s, shall we say, less than encouraging.  Creative work is particularly open to negative feedback: it’s often highly subjective and open […]