Curiosity: the Driving force for creativity — with David and Linda
Why and how did you get into design?
How long have you been a designer and what tools do you use?
What’s the toughest challenge you’ve both faced as designers?
Any designers you lookup to? Why?
“Curiosity is the foundation of creativity”
Are you working on any personal projects you’d like share?
Do you have a favorite workspace outside of home and corporate offices?
What advice would you give a novice in design?
Additionally, curiosity as a driving force for creativity is an excellent point; what are examples of moments where you (and David) used your curiosity (for something) and translated that through a creative outlet?
You mentioned being on the lookout for apps that will help you run your business smoothly (in terms of time efficiency, managing time, etc.) What are some of the best apps that you’ve come across?
- Calendly has made scheduling so much easier, as it helps us avoid sending emails back and forth to fix a date for a meeting and lets our clients/collaborators choose a time that suits them in our calendar!
- Paymo is a tool that has revolutionized our project overview. It is a cross-platform app that allows us to track time/budget for every project we have. As our business is service-based, it’s important for us to keep track of the time we are spending on projects.
- As we are travelling often and can be on different time zones than our clients while answering emails, we like to use Mailbutler which is an email add-on that allows us to schedule emails to be sent at a certain time – pretty awesome. Clients never have to receive an email at 2AM anymore 😉
- Dropbox to store our files and work on the cloud
- Dropbox Paper which is super intuitive and an awesome tool for brainstorming together
- iCal to schedule our days. We usually divide our day into two “work sessions” and spread our tasks in there, but we also add in our personal activities, such as yoga, music, cooking… You need to make time for things that are important to you, so seeing them properly planned in a calendar makes it that much easier.
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