Category: Creative Endeavour

‘the creative process is something you work with; it’s a force that you rise up to meet’ – a Q&A with Canadian artist Katie Brennan

Can you tell us a bit about what you do and your journey so far? I’ve been pursuing art for many years — I hold both a BFA and MFA...

/ December 8, 2017

How to stay on in a corporate job gracefully

  I was miserable In April 2016, I came out of Seth Godin’s altMBA course with a deep conviction that I wanted something more professionally than my job provided. I...

/ December 1, 2017

Creative endeavour: White-hot and passionate is the only thing to be

Lukewarm is no good Last year I wrote about loss and trauma and wondered whether, in a strange way,  it could lead to self-improvement.  I used the example of Nick...

/ September 29, 2017

Man vs Machine: Why the rise of AI is an opportunity for human creativity

Will AI take my job? There has been loads of coverage recently about the rise of AI.  The general view is machine learning will eventually take over vast swathes of...

/ September 21, 2017

Between dreaming and reality is where our expertise exists

A creative blueprint to learn from I happened upon an interesting site belonging to a local brand agency here in Edinburgh.  Contagious, specialise in working with big multi-national drinks brands....

/ September 1, 2017

Designer and writer Alan Moore thinks beauty is the key to everything

Do Design – Why beauty is the key to everything “We were all born inherently creative.  We all have the capacity to bring beautiful things into this world and should...

/ August 28, 2017

‘An open mic night changed my life’ – Manchester poet Tony Walsh on carving a career from a sideline

I’m not sure if Tony Walsh was a household name in the UK or not before he delivered his poem This Is The Place at a remembrance service the day after the...

/ August 21, 2017

Creativity vs Criticism: Filmmaker Kevin Smith has an inspiring philosophy

“More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.” – Kevin Smith I recently...

/ May 10, 2017

Poem: The Work That Matters

The Work That Matters by Steven Thomas There’s method in the madness nothing really happens without the work that matters Face the hard part get to where your heart can...

/ January 14, 2017

Originality doesn’t exist, only influence and iteration

Why we should all ‘steal like an artist’ A good friend sent over this Wired article recently that celebrates a fantastic piece of work by the good folks at Dorothy,...

/ October 13, 2016