Finding Inspiration at Bend Design 2019
I had a great time in Bend, Oregon last week attending and participating in the Bend Design conference. Thursday, October 24th was the main stage and featured a variety of speakers from artists and designers to social reformers. Friday, October 25th was a day full of workshops helping people step out of their comfort zones, […]
Design Week Portland 2019 Podcast Interviews
Over the past month, Getting Work To Work has been promoting Design Week Portland, “a week-long, all-inclusive festival celebrating the projects and processes as told by a creative community across many disciplines.” As you prepare for the events next week on April 6-13, here are the interviews in one place for you to easily refer back to […]
Proud of Your Marketing?
What feeling do you get when you hand out your business card? Are you excited to hand over your business card or perhaps you feel a sense of dread? No emotion at all? I love experimenting with new ideas, unique shapes, textures, and colors, but I didn’t think much about the emotional transaction that occurs […]
How to Support Creative Professionals
Last week I saw something on Twitter that enraged me: people were shaming people for using Patreon in the absence of a “real business model.” The reason I got a little testy was because a lot of creative professionals rely upon Patreon to fund their projects and businesses. One awesome example is Noclip, they make 100% crowdfunded […]
Do I Lack Vision?
For the past few years, I have had a nagging question deep down inside: Do I lack vision? The question grows in scope and scale as I look at my work and analyze the way I think, approach problems, and make decisions. Do I lack a vision for originality? For uniquely showing up in my […]
Language and the Art of Ideas
When I’m working on creative projects, my ideas are rooted in various forms of language. I usually begin with words, sketched or written feverishly in my notepad. I’m looking for anything to get started: words, themes, connecting thoughts. Eventually I find a form the project will take and it has a built-in structure that I […]