Mindful Creativity: How to increase creative focus in five steps

Mindful Creativity: How to increase creative focus in five steps

When people talk about overcoming distractions from creativity, they tend to focus on reorganizing to-do lists or emptying inboxes. But in order to set ourselves up for a successful new routine, it’s important to understand who we are and what we’re trying to achieve.

Three Films That Will Make You Rethink Storytelling

Three Films That Will Make You Rethink Storytelling

Storytelling doesn’t just apply to books; it’s changes the way we approach design, write copy, produce campaigns, launch Kickstarter proposals, and bring so many different creative projects to life.

The mechanics of creativity

The mechanics of creativity

We wanted to dig a little bit deeper into the mechanics behind creativity: what’s going on in your brain when you try to create something. It’s something that we believe is just as important to study as the specific tools you use to create.

Just do(odle) it: How everyone (yes, everyone!) can effectively sketch ideas

Just do(odle) it: How everyone (yes, everyone!) can effectively sketch ideas

Despite modern design tools and technologies that make iteration and ideation faster and more efficient than ever, some of our best work is still done when we put pen to paper.

Steal like an artist: visual design inspiration from design consultancies we admire

Steal like an artist: visual design inspiration from design consultancies we admire

We share a few examples of agencies whose creative approach we like not only because of their final work but, perhaps more importantly, because of their creative philosophy and the process that leads to their ideas.

How to use graphic design platforms like Dribbble and Behance to develop visual design creativity

How to use graphic design platforms like Dribbble and Behance to develop visual design creativity

We recently spoke to Paco Fernández — visual design lead at Fjord’s Madrid studio — to see how he uses these platforms for personal and team inspiration and to get some tips for budding visual designers on how to make the most out of them.

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

The innovative mind: why you should prepare your team for failure

There is almost never success without failure. So when we are trying to help our teams develop an innovative mind, failure should be part of the conversation.

Some untraditional storytelling inspiration

Some untraditional storytelling inspiration

In this post, we’ll share some examples of our favourite ‘unconventional’ storytelling. These are stories told on untraditional platforms or the creative content being distributed to audiences through them.

What makes a good business designer?

What makes a good business designer?

Having spent time meeting, chatting and listening to business designers of all experience levels, we’ve come up with a list of things we keep hearing when we ask them: “What does it take to be a good business designer?”.

How do we define creativity?

How do we define creativity?

It’s kind of tricky to find a catchy, one-line definition of creativity but, thankfully, quite a few experts on how the brain and the creative process works have had a good go at it for us.

What business design means and how it could make your projects stronger

What business design means and how it could make your projects stronger

It's a fact. Creatives don't want to think about numbers. It's commonly seen as the annoying part, and it's typically pushed until the end of the process. But, it's that the best way?