Every designer has to face a creative drought sooner or later, which is not a surprise given the fact that they have to keep delivering fresh products day after day. But even though it’s a completely natural phenomenon, each designer wants to find a way out and gain new sources of inspiration immediately.
Fabien Barral is a french happy graphic designer whose innovative and unique designs attract clients from around the world. He runs the “graphic-exchange” blog since 2006, a popular online venue for creatives. He learned his trade as an agency art director, working on projects for large corporations like McDonald, L’Oreal or Konami.
Now try something weirder – How to keep having great ideas and survive in the creative business by Michael Johnson of Johnson banks and published by Laurence King due for release on 20th May 2019 is jam-packed with essential advice for designers and creatives of all disciplines, written by a world-renowned designer.
“I took what I was convinced was the ‘perfect’ solution to my then creative director. ‘Nice’ he said. ‘Now’ try something weirder.” – Michael Johnson
Josh Miles is a brand-obsessed // strategist // speaker // author // podcaster // designer // marketing consultant // caffeine addict.
A longtime devotee to marketing impact, he once threw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game dressed as a giant Subway® sandwich. Yes, he got it all the way to the catcher.
Tina Touli is a creative director, graphic communication designer, maker, speaker, and educator. She currently runs her own London based award-winning multidisciplinary studio and teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
As a person, I have learned to love the harsh reality that “good” doesn’t always make the grade and that there is always room for improvement. I purchased this book quite some years ago and read through it numerous times and constantly refer to it for a dose of inspiration or as a gentle reminder to strive for more than just being “good” at something. So lets take a look at the super awesome book It’s Not How Good You Are, its How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden
Brutally Honest – No-bullshit business strategies to evolve your creative business is not your standard, boring business book. It is chock-full of brief, digestible yet powerful and comprehensive strategies, advice, and insights all housed in a well-designed book that even creatives will want to read.
Andrea Pinter has been working as an independent logo and brand identity designer for the past 5 years from the most northern point of Subotica, Serbia. She focuses on logo and brand development, as well as packaging and corporate identity design. Throughout her career, she also helped various companies with other marketing materials such as banner ads, posters, brochures and similar.
Mike Sulick, is a graphic designer, occasional illustrator, a color enthusiast, a creator of typography, a collector of books and toys, and he’s probably drawing letters right now. At least that’s what his Instagram profile says about him. Mike graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2013 already having a reputation as skilled designer winning the NJ Art Director’s Club President’s Award and being granted semifinalist status in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for his hard work and dedication to what he loves.
Matthias Löwenstein is the Art Director at Season Zero a graphic design studio located in Stralsund, Germany. Since 2004 they’ve been working with a wide variety of national and international award-winning bands, musicians and labels. Season Zero consider themselves less as artists and more as graphic service providers at the intersection between musicians, management and labels. They accompany the process of artwork creation from the beginning and take over the communication between all parties.