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Finding Inspiration at Bend Design 2019

10-31-2019

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, […]

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Design Week Portland 2019 Podcast Interviews

04-04-2019

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 […]

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Proud of Your Marketing?

12-16-2018

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 […]

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How to Support Creative Professionals

12-10-2018

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 […]

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Do I Lack Vision?

09-06-2018

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 […]

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Language and the Art of Ideas

09-05-2018

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 […]

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About Chris

Chris Martin is a filmmaker, podcaster, educator, and coach in Vancouver, WA. He loves stories that are filled to the brim with heart, edge, and fearlessness and can’t get enough of people who live their lives daring to build a better world.

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