How to be creative


Image courtesy of Hugh Macleod

How to be creative is a classic internet essay -in list form- from Hugh Macleod of Gaping Void. I think it’d be better described as how to be successful and creative in whatever you do. By turns pithy and humorous, it’s real world advice for entrepreneurs and designers alike. Bookmark it for easy reference when you need a refresher on keeping your priorities straight.

Topics I wish I’d written:
3. Put the hours in.
4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten
10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
13. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside.
21. Selling out is harder than it looks.
23. Worrying about “Commercial vs. Artistic” is a complete waste of time.
24. Don’t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.
27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.

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2 comments

  1. kathie sever says:

    i thought the cartoon at the end of the “long version” was really funny considering the hoo-ha that the sheep analagy has caused over here recently. ironic? hmmm…..

  2. christy fisher says:

    I absolutely loved this whole series and am e-mailing it to some of my “artist” friends . Thanks for the insight (again!)

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