Creativity

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.

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.

How to design companies that push for a better society

How to design companies that push for a better society

If we read the news, we could end up asking ourselves: is it even possible to design better companies that not only make the profit but care about society and the world?

Why letting your team fail is crucial for creativity

Why letting your team fail is crucial for creativity

Having a healthy environment for your creative team means letting them experiment and explore. But there is no real experimentation without mistakes.

Why some tasks can block your creative process

Why some tasks can block your creative process

There are some tasks that you immediately jump to solve, and others you keep delaying forever. It's normal; it happens to everyone. But, do you know why?

Organising your team before an ideation session

Organising your team before an ideation session

Like any other task, creativity needs some planning. Here is our short list of everything you need to prepare.

Logic and intuition; what's best for creativity?

Logic and intuition; what's best for creativity?

There are two clear extremes in the way we can approach ideas; using logic thinking (rational, structured, formal) or your intuition (irrational, abstract, passionate).

Tips on using Triggers; get the most of your creative sessions

Tips on using Triggers; get the most of your creative sessions

Even when the cards are a straightforward tool to use, you need the right attitude and mindset. To get the most of them, follow these simple rules.

Dealing with the emotional rollercoaster during creative projects

Dealing with the emotional rollercoaster during creative projects

How do emotions affect creatives? We have to be honest; the creative process is full of intense feelings.

Filtering ideas; avoid chaos creating categories

Filtering ideas; avoid chaos creating categories

To make this problem less severe, we advise you to create some order while you ideate. You can do this in several ways.

Preparing check questions to test your ideas

Preparing check questions to test your ideas

Let's be honest. A lot of times we just go with our instincts and let them dictate what idea we'll choose. We think that's a valid way of doing things, but what if we could make it better?