Archive for February, 2016

3 Habits That Will Keep Your Ideas Fresh


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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5 Resume Tips for Creatives


5 Resume Tips for Creatives
February 22nd, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Creative Space, Design

The work experience of a creative can be hard to document on a single sheet of paper. You’ve probably created multiple projects outside of your 9-5 job and don’t know how to, or if you should document those on your resume. It’s a tough line to walk because you not only want to show how much […]

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5 Design Jobs to Expect in the Future


5 Design Jobs to Expect in the Future
February 16th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Design

Design has evolved from a purely aesthetic industry to an industry with a responsibility to solve everyday problems. “Over the next five years, design as a profession will continue to evolve into a hybrid industry that is considered as much technical as it is creative,” Dave Miller, recruiter at design consultancy Artefact said in a recent article […]

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


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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