5 Cringey Clichés (And How They Make Me a Better Designer)

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May 19, 2017

9:00 AM

Let’s go ahead and get this out there—everything you’re about to read makes me cringe. Not like in a shoulder-shrugging, bottom-teeth-exposing cringe. Like in a full-on gag-reflex-inducing, eyes rolling out of the back of my head, onto the floor and across the room, head retracting into the space between my collar bones, deep into my chest cavity, turtle-style cringe. I. Hate. These. Quotes. But I have to admit, they actually translate into something refreshing and entirely true when I look at them through the lens of design. And I hate to admit it, but I often do. So here’s the horrible Top 5 countdown of the worst “life quotes” in the world and how they honestly and frequently help me be a better designer.
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Free Your Mind

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April 20, 2017

10:00 AM

You know the feeling. A deadline is drawing near, but that frantic motivation that comes in the 12th hour just won’t kick in. Meanwhile, you’re reading up on the latest PR faux pas or watching that late night clip that’s been trending in your newsfeed all morning. Between nonstop iMessage and Slack notifications, any number of workplace distractions, and an inbox that compounds exponentially every hour, who can blame you?
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THERE ARE NO STUPID QUESTIONS

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February 8, 2017

1:55 PM

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
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Albert Einstein

Most of us have heard this from a young age, and it’s a great sentiment. It encourages us to ask the sometimes not-so-simple question: “Why?” Read more

THE CREATIVE WORKOUT PLAN, PART II

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January 30, 2017

2:30 AM

Be sure to read Part I before diving into Part II. Find it here.

Creative Nutrition
“Put good in, get good out” is a basic and straightforward nutritional rule, and with creative strength training, the rule also applies. In terms of creativity, nutrition may come in three forms: inspiration, motivation, and support.
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THE CREATIVE WORKOUT PLAN, PART I

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January 23, 2017

12:00 PM

Creativity is not a gift. Creativity is a muscle. To properly strengthen a muscle, it must be given the following things: tension, extension, flexibility, nutrition, and rest. And for creative strength, the regimen is no different. Not sure how to translate strength training to creative thinking? Here’s a handy guide!
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