Lessons in Flexibility From An Obsessive Planner

Have you ever started a creative project, then realized halfway through that it wasn’t turning out the way you had planned?  As creatives, we love getting zapped with that first burst of inspiration for a new project. Once you begin to give an idea your time and energy, it’s very easy to cling to the original… read more

I’m afraid of not growing as a designer.

This is one of many Fear Confessions in which creatives share personal stories about facing their fears. Let’s celebrate vulnerability with Alicia Carvalho as she shares her fear of not growing as a designer. One of my favourite small design studios in town is currently hiring a full-time designer, and I was beyond excited when they called me… read more

2-step Action Plan for Tackling Information Overload

Creatives are natural gatherers. Why do you think Pinterest is so popular? We happily spend hours gathering things that express who we are, what we value and who we want to be. Dozens of Pinterest boards later, and the urgency to gather teeters on the edge of obsession. More quotes. More interiors. More outfits. More… read more