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Creative Discipline

In Create by Jared

I think there is high importance to clarifying focus. I have not always been very good at this and instead was willing to tackle any job that required creativity to accomplish. The problem with approaching jobs as problems is that you are in a continual state of problem solving and never have time for mastery. It’s the mastery of a …

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How Far Is Too Far

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I am still amazed that ‘professional’ designers still haven’t figured out how far is too far. What I mean is that on a billboard (for example) how big you have to make the letters in order for them to have the impact that you desire. How many billboards have you driven by that have way too much information and all …

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Bad Makes Good Things Good?

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Winter is here in full force where we live, the snow is falling even more than most years in recent memory. Any yard mess or half completed projects or even potholes are covered up in an every expanding sea of drifting white waves – like everything was frozen in time. It feels like we haven’t seen the sun in weeks …

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Time seems to be it’s own master most days. I think probably the biggest challenge in busy times is being proactive. Living in a contant state of reaction is not less productive, but more stressful. The challenge becomes in thinking ahead when your thinking is overwhelmed. I have experimented with several tools over the past year to help to manage …

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Making Things Better

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Creativity is a gift, it should be given. Making things better is a responsibility that should be taken. Occupational creativity (design) comes with a high level of responsibility to giving of yourself to make things better, more attractive and more appealing without sacrificing yourself and your convictions. I guess that’s life, because we are all, by nature, creative. Don’t be …