The cure for feeling bored

It’s like I’m uninspired. I’m not particularly angry. I just have this urge not to be here. Or there, for that matter. It’s a kind of malaise. Brush teeth, work, eat, brush same teeth, sleep, repeat. With all that is available to do and see in this fascinating world, I can’t figure out why it’s…

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What I ask myself before I decide to quit

If someone were to ask me what words I’d use to describe working for myself, many would come to mind… Stressful Frustrating Unstable Scary Draining (mentally and of cash) Of course, these are not words and emotions that are in play constantly, and they are rarer for me now, but it hasn’t always been sunshine…

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The Freezer

The freezer. It’s a stretch of time. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a point on a path. Most are familiar with it; many are moving out of it, and a few have long since left. You’re in the freezer when you: Are reacting, rather than creating. Don’t believe you can make money doing work you…

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How to Survive the Biggest Creative Job Decline of All Time

Are designers, illustrators and visual artists turning into commodities? I was recently asked by a reader to discuss the health of the graphic design and creative industries in general. His concerns centre around what appear to be the ‘commoditisation’ of these industries and the people working in them, with the following example: On an online…

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