This little booklet by Austin Kleon highlights why ALL of our ideas are never original. Our ideas are essentially more like collections of things we’ve seen and love, translated. For those of you who do not have time to read this thin booklet. Here is a video he did for TEDtalks.
Recently we were approached with a potentially lucrative project & business opportunity. Lets just say its something as demanding as cake sales on birthday anniversaries. Always guaranteed right? Our initial thought was to design everything in house and outsource what we aren’t able to– to an expert. Typical Creative Session thought process, right?
What started as a night of prototyping, spontaneously turned into a bunch of grown ass men geeking out over materials. Instead of properly prototyping what we needed, we designed products that the materials could potentially become. Wallets, Key Chains, Sweaters, Aprons, Hats ect. Spontaneity is what drives Creative Session and we love it. You’re never restricted by deadlines or boundaries, and are able to design freely. (Best mindset to be creative in.)
The best part of the night was that we generated many more ideas than we had anticipated just by taking the initiative in prototyping one single idea; therein lies the beauty of discovering new ideas through experimenting.
I love the way this video is shot, I’ve been a student of film for the last few years. There is this beauty in capturing everything in motion but the best part is editing the footage capture. I find it so therapeutic sitting in front of a computer screen chopping and cutting videos together.
My friend use to come call me to go to the beach, my father would say “go on he’s gotta work…..”
As I was catching up on some shared links between the team, my brother Anh shared this guys blog to me. I fully agree with what Daniel is saying here and I personally practice these tactics daily in my work. Daniel couldn’t have written it more better. This is great for all you newly grads and designers looking to enter the industry:
Taken from Daniel Edgen’s blog:
Let me begin by telling you the single most important thing you can do for yourself — recognise your fucking self worth. If you can’t value your own work, then who the hell will? Tell me you’d hire the “talented but modest” guy over the “talented and knows he’ll do a damn good job” guy……. (read more on his blog)
While shooting for Jasper and Peg this weekend. I thought how fun would it be to try “Levetation Photography” My photo isn’t quite succesful but check out these awesome ones.
These shots are so elegant, these subjects look so feather weight.