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7 tips to help your designer help you

"Help me... help you! Help. Me. Help you." I haven't seen the movie in years, but I can still remember Cuba Gooding Jr.'s face when Tom Cruise angrily delivers this line in the movie Jerry McGuire. Cuba's expression goes from beyond frustrated to totally amused as Tom's character begs Cuba's to help him do his … Continue reading 7 tips to help your designer help you

creating a little motivation

So. You're low on motivation. We've all been there. When those moments strike, it's sure easy to come up with why we don't *have* to do whatever it is: "I'll have time tomorrow." "I need to think about it more and really get some ideas flowing." "I should probably talk to [insert name of anyone … Continue reading creating a little motivation

document design: “boring” but necessary

It's back-to-school time, and for all who are parents, it means forms. So. Many. Forms. As I was filling out the same forms I've filled out each year for 7 years now, I got to thinking about how many businesses and organizations have poorly designed forms, or documents that just don't take advantage of that … Continue reading document design: “boring” but necessary

space for getting things done

A few weeks ago, I wrote about John Cleese's perspective on fostering creativity. (Get up to speed by reading that post first, if you want.) In that post, I wrote about time, but he also talked about the other necessary elements: space, confidence, and humor. When he spoke about space, he said it's difficult to be … Continue reading space for getting things done

time to get creative

I recently saw something John Cleese, one of the brilliant minds that brought us Monty Python, said about creativity. He said that in order to really get into a creative frame of mind, you need to have about an hour and a half of work time available to you. This allows your brain time to … Continue reading time to get creative

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