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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5 Ways to Use Design Principles to Find Work/Life Balance

February 9th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Design, Productivity, Useful Resources

  At recent creative conference OFFSET London, Creative Director Vince Frost presented the intriguing question: “Why don’t more designers and illustrators design their own lives?”  Designers dedicate most of their lives to client briefs, so what’s to stop them from using design principles to get the most out of life? As Frost continues, “[Life] is […]

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Become A Design Rock Star With These 3 Strategies

May 19th, 2015 | by admin | published in Creative Space, Design, Productivity, Useful Resources

Excerpt by Will Gibbons at Creative Bloq: I work in industrial design. But whatever your discipline, for those starting out, design can be daunting. Fortunately, with a little strategy, we can clear the debris from the road to becoming an elite designer, making those skills much more attainable. Here are three ways to get there […]

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How Successful People Stay Calm

December 19th, 2014 | by admin | published in Features, Productivity, Useful Resources

Excerpt from Travis Bradberry LinkedIn: The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm […]

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Keeping Your Resolve in the New Year

January 17th, 2014 | by admin | published in Productivity

        We’re three weeks into 2014… are you keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? As new projects come in and things start to get busy, New Year’s Resolutions can quickly start to take a backseat to the day’s demands. But if you want to see positive, effective change in 2014, there’s still hope. […]

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