5 Reasons Why Creatives Need Alone Time to Succeed

April 4th, 2016 | by admin | published in Creative Space, Features

Creative work isn’t always the most social work – good news for all the introverted creatives out there. Extroverts, on the other hand, may find the creative life isolating and lonely at times. The good news? Whether solitude is your friend or foe, it can grant you the quiet necessary to dive deep into the […]

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7 Essential Productivity Apps for Freelancers

March 29th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Creative Space, Features, Productivity, Useful Resources

  As a freelancer, it’s fantastic to be your own boss — but, as you may have heard — with great power comes great responsibility.  Not only are you creating work for clients, you’re also balancing your own books and other responsibilities. In today’s day and age, there’s an app for everything. 99u curated an […]

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10 Strategies to Spark Creative Thinking

March 17th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Creative Space, Features, Productivity

  Brilliant ideas don’t just fall from the sky. In his new book, How to Have Great Ideas: A Guide to Creative Thinking, John Ingledew shares 53 strategies to help readers on their next big breakthrough. Here are ten of his best, as curated in a recent article at Co.Design:   1. Ask: “How can I […]

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What Inspires You?

March 9th, 2016 | by Diana Qasabian | published in Features

    What does the word “inspiration” actually mean?  It’s the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something — especially to do something creative. We spent the last month reaching out to a diverse group of professionals from different industries and asked them to reflect on what inspires and drives them. We’ve picked […]

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3 Habits That Will Keep Your Ideas Fresh

February 25th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Creative Space, Design, Features

  Believe it or not, “aha” moments are fairly rare – even for the most talented creatives. The good news? You don’t need to be a creative genius to come up with winning ideas – in fact, anyone can become an idea machine. “The fact is, almost all of the research [on creativity] shows that […]

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Check Out The Best Instagrams of LA’s New Broad Museum

November 13th, 2015 | by admin | published in Features

  Back in September, L.A. creatives said hello to a new weekend hangout destination: The Broad, a massive contemporary art museum in the heart of downtown. Boasting over 2,000 works from post-war icons Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Jeff Koons, Joseph Beuys, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Robert Rauschenberg and others, the three-story building is just a stone’s throw away from […]

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Typography: Make It Or Break It

August 10th, 2015 | by Carly Kinnan | published in Features

Typography is one of the most important aspects of branding design. Typefaces resonate with consumers and viewers both consciously and subconsciously and convey the overall message for your designs/branding. Chris Bennet, creative director at StartJG, detailed the four most important aspects of typography in a recent Creative Bloq post. Typography can alter the perceptions of […]

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3D Animation Short Brings Planet Pluto Back to Life

August 3rd, 2015 | by Carly Kinnan | published in Creative Space, Features

  Recently, three students pushed the boundaries of reality and designed a 3D short entitled Stellar Moves. Two months later, the short became a potential reality.  The students preceded NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft images, proving that Pluto is not just a stagnant, frozen ball. Yes, NASA’s analysis is more complex, official, and still under a […]

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Can Design Change The World?

July 24th, 2015 | by Carly Kinnan | published in Creative Space, Design, Features

  You can’t go through your day without coming into contact with design. Design is the bed you sleep in, the chair you eat lunch in, the computer you type on, the webpages you browse, the clothes you wear, the car you drive… well, you get the picture. None of those things and more would […]

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The One Quality Every Successful Person Needs

June 26th, 2015 | by admin | published in Career Growth, Features

Excerpt by Jeff Haden for LinkedIn:  Anyone can succeed without capital, without a business plan, without a mentor, and even without a great idea. But no one can succeed without one essential ingredient. There is one trait every successful person possesses: Irrational optimism. Why? To be successful you must embrace belief, which means pushing aside […]

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