Helping Creative People Create

By Chuck Frey Photo by quartermane. Want to become a better creative problem solver? One of the most productive tools you can use to solve problems and generate great ideas is mind mapping software. Simply put, this type of software enables you to capture your ideas in a unique, highly visual way: Your current project […]

If you’ve been to the site recently, you’ll notice that there’s a lot less posting activity with the site. This is partially because I’ve accepted the position as FreelanceSwitch’s editor, and also because I’ve been writing for Smashing Magazine. As I’ve been getting the hang of all the new responsibilities, posting frequency has taken a […]

Photo by dhammza. Sites like Digg, Reddit and Delicious are great for generating ideas. There is no shortage of creative ideas and ways to frame information than what makes to the front page of these sites. Most people think that social media sites are only useful for finding what the latest news is. While that […]

Photo by macropolos Creativity is something that’s not easily contained. In fact, it’s contagious. When creative people start putting their heads together, some amazing things happen. It’s a rare occasion when an incredible idea is solely created by one person. Yet, it can be hard to let go of our ideas. Just as parents with […]

Updated March 2017 As a serial entrepreneur, I’m addicted to ideas. I feed off of ’em. And nothing makes me more upset than having a great idea… and losing it. Ideas never happen at opportune times, and having the proper idea capture tools can make sure that you’ll capture all your ideas for later processing. […]

Opening ceremony director Zhang Yimou. (Xinhua/Yin Gang) Anyone who watched the opening ceremonies on Friday night would have been blown away by the absolute detail that went into planning for the Olympics in Beijing. The concept, the design of the stadiums, the incredibly elaborate opening ceremony… all were flawless and beautiful beyond words. The opening […]

Just thought I’d keep you up to date with some projects I’m working on. I’m launching a couple of services this week, and I’d appreciate any feedback from you loyal readers. Here they are! Web Jackalope The first new thing is that I’m starting an online magazine of sorts for Web Developers called Web Jackalope. […]

Just wanted to let you guys know that I’m releasing an ebook today titled “Jump-Start Your Workspace: Small changes that improve focus and shorten your day“. It never ceases to amaze me how the combination of our physical environments and our mental state can affect our work areas. Great work environments are much more than […]

Generating Ideas: A Fine Art It seems that whenever we have ideas, they come at the worst possible time. And when we need ideas, they don’t come at all. Oftentimes ideas just aren’t going to come. At all. There’s no worse feeling than needing an idea, but not having a single one. Yet there are […]

Photo Credit: Sebastian Bergmann We’re all awesome, right? Well, I mean we didn’t create the world or anything like that, but I think most of us pretty much have it going on. However, there can be some negative aspects of being creative. Creative people can sometimes struggle with mild cases of the God Complex. The […]

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