Find your inner creative.

Okay so this will be my first post on this blog and I wanted to get something off my chest that has been bugging me for a while. I’ve only worked a few short years in the professional world and I’ve seen a lot of designers taking a dive for various reasons. What kind of dive you ask? The dive of creativity! I’ve met so many talented people who know that they’ve been destined for greatness, but fall to the wayside. People who can identify entire font families in one look, those who can compose illustrations into a ballad of playful banter while still maintaining the message of the product, and those single individuals who can draw the finished product (dead on!) in good ole traditional pen and paper. Some of these folks go on to do great work and have a great career, while others seem to be stuck in this…”funk”. They are lost and stuck in some corporate job that slowly sucks the life and creativity out of them.

I’ve settled on the fact that even though you maybe a great designer, there are life choices that need to be made, maybe you have a family to support and you just straight up need a job. I am, a firm believer in doing what is right and taking care of business, but I also believe that you should be happy in whatever it is you do. If you can’t be creative at work, then be creative at home. If you find yourself in a creative funk, then step out and do something new! Don’t settle for average, don’t settle for the “Full-Time Gig” and certainly do not cut yourself short, find your inner creative and let it loose in some way shape or form.

That’s my rant – thanks for listening 🙂


~ by kendellwarner on June 17, 2009.

3 Responses to “Find your inner creative.”

  1. Powerful post! I’d expound on that but it’s not necessary. Time for some self assessment.

  2. People need to stop taking the “safe” route, which is what leads to what you’re talking about. Here’s a quote for you:

    “If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT. ”
    -Frank Zappa

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