Creativity

Make Nonsense

Make Nonsense

It's good to have goals behing what you do. The thing is when those expectations get in the way of actually enjoying anything that happens in the process and is not immediately perfect.

And let's face it, in the beginning, it almost certainly won't be. There's a lot of struggle and sweat and tears. So what if seeking the absurd is exactly what we should be aiming for?

Creative Workshop: Time Machine

Creative Workshop: Time Machine

Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time?

Or perhaps felt that a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity?

I surely have, and the book Creative Workshop, which I have mentioned in earlier posts, is all about building skills to face this constant battle we have as designers.

Creating on a constant basis is what makes us improve.

Because it's easier said than done, not only I want to encourage you to put out imperfect work. I'll actually show you the process behind my exercises

Combinatorial Creativity: Is Originality a Myth?

Combinatorial Creativity: Is Originality a Myth?

Creativity is a complex subject and the topic for today is originality. We may fear that our work is not unique enough, or not innovative as we would want it to be. Or perhaps even get to think it is a mere copy of a lot of content we see.

But when can you say one piece of work is truly original?  

Writer Jonathan Lethem has said that when people call something "original", nine out of ten times they simply don't know the references or the original sources involved. It is very difficult for something to spark out of nowhere. The Eureka! moment is actually a composition of diverse existing ideas, knowledge and experience we acquire through time.

Pilot - Curiosity Brought Me Here

Pilot - Curiosity Brought Me Here

It is quite wonderful that almost everything starts with writing. It's the base of theories, novels, films, music and even revolutions. Just the process of writing itself activates something deeply, it must; you suddenly begin to flow in a very interesting way, thoughts come and go and it can transform into something magical.

This is why I’ve decided to nurture the use of language and reflection, in the areas where my passions reside.