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Idea Generation Using Lists

We've talked through this blog about the obstacle of the blank page. There are techniques to help you shake out a lot of potential ideas. Once you have a good process for idea generation, you will have plenty of viable ideas...

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Helpful Constraints

I talk a lot about the obstacle of a blank, plain white piece of paper. Freedom is generally a good thing, but when faced with infinite possibilities, many of us freeze up with...

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Many Creative Definitions

There is no one definition of creative. I've been planning and building this blog for several months. I had never heard of any blog specifically geared toward creativity...

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Managing Rejection

Rejection hurts. When you put yourself out there, offering your time, energy and gifts for hire, there is pain when the opportunity keeps on walking and chooses another option or candidate. When you're working it, this happens most of the time...

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Creative Iteration - Stepping Toward the Best Solution

There are two kinds of people who can create a great work in one shot. The first are the masters. Someone like Pablo Picasso who was a prodigy, tutored by his father and attending art schools from around age 11 to 16. Check out...

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Creative Editing, Hard Stuff Makes Us Better

I heard a thought-provoking message over the weekend. The speaker was making a point that hardships, challenges, failures and pain are like the chisel cuts of the master sculptor shaping you into the masterpiece he wants you to be.

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Web Coding

Adding basic web coding to your skills is one of the best returns on your investment of time and attention. I began my career as a designer and illustrator before I had much concept of the Web. As my career advanced...

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Quickly Create Fresh Color Palettes

A friend of mine told me he was frustrated picking out a good color palette for a new project or website. Here is a fun process that I use, when I want to quickly land on some exciting new color palettes for my work.

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