2016 Silver Nautilus Award Winner for Creative Process
With change happening faster and faster in our tech-ruled world, being able to think creatively, flexibly, and quickly is more important than ever. In Your Idea Starts Here, graphic designer Carolyn Eckert offers 77 specific questions, techniques, and exercises — cleverly combined with fascinating infographics and other visuals — to jump-start creative thinking.
Don’t know what you want your project to be? Make a list of things you don’t want it to be. Wondering where to start? Say one word that relates to your idea and invite a friend to say another word that relates to yours. See where five or ten rounds take you. Work within a time limit, look in unexpected places, think tiny, do the opposite, shuffle your papers, and explore your creativity to the fullest! There’s something here to inspire and strengthen every smart idea, all in an innovative little book that makes a perfect gift for anyone, including yourself.
- Price: $14.95
- Other formats: Ebook
- Size: 7 x 5
- Pages: 224
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN: 9781612127798
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In this entertaining and lively volume, art director Eckert presents photographs and ideas, games really, for connecting with nature and other people... Eckert provides alternative ways of viewing average things. By attempting but a few of her exercises, readers will discover a new outlook on the world.
Gets the ideas flowing and helps you see the familiar in the unusual and the unusual in the familiar. Carolyn Eckert electrifies that little lightbulb over your head.
Everybody has a hidden genius, and this book is a way to find it.
To tell someone how to be creative may seem counterintuitive to the very practice of creativity itself. But this book proves that the opposite is true: Eckert’s visual and verbal prompts are lively, unexpected, and inspiring, offering a fascinating prismatic lens on what it means to seek — and find — the essence of a new idea.
Compelling storytelling blends with outstanding visuals, creating a manual for creativity as captivating as it is beautiful.
This book provides the inspirational support you need to stay motivated.
Inspiration delivered as visual dessert, this artful book is layered with graphic illustrations, photographs, and stories that encourage and embolden creative expression.
Your Idea Starts Here
by Carolyn Eckert
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