creative process

Who Do You Want to Be?

Who Do You Want to Be?

When you think of your favorite brands, you often associate them with an emotion. Interacting with a brand, just like interacting with a person, creates an emotional response. Here's an easy framework to start thinking about your brand and how to build it.

How to Give Better Feedback

How to Give Better Feedback

Even if you're not a manager, working as part of a team requires you to give and receive feedback. And while it's always difficult to receive negative feedback, it's even more difficult to give it, especially when it comes to something creative. As someone who's received a lot of feedback (and given quite a few tidbits myself), here's some tips for approaching your next interaction. >>

Book Review: Geography of Genius

Book Review: Geography of Genius

4 out of 5 stars: If you love to travel and explore new places, you'll love this exploration of how a place can cultivate genius from Eric Weiner. Here's why you should add it to your reading list. >>

Making vs. Selling

Making vs. Selling

When you have an idea, if you're creative enough, you can make it happen. But making is actually the easy part. The tough part, the part where most entrepreneurs and crafters begin to fail, is selling it. Why you need to make selling a part of your craft, too. >>

Why Is Editing So Emotional?

Why Is Editing So Emotional?

Whether you write every day, put together powerpoint presentations, or plow through spreadsheets, you probably go through a review process. With yourself, with several others, with your bosses, with your peers. 

It never gets any easier to let your creative work go. Why? >>