Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

A New Perspective on Creativity

Ross | January 19th, 2010

In 2009, Mike and I spoke at a Chicago Convergence conference about creativity. In our presentation- A New Perspective on Creativity – we talked about the democratization and evolution of the creative industries. We believe that the creative industries are undergoing a rapid change. Those who think they can resist the change can learn valuable […]

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Pondering creativity

Mike | January 21st, 2009

The opposite of creativity is cynicism. — Esa Saarinen Everybody’s got it right? Plumbers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and office clerks – creativity surrounds us. But there is the everyday creativity of folks like those I just listed, and the extraordinary creativity of the great artists, thinkers, and inventors. In his book “Creativity,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains the […]

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How To Succeed As A Creative On crowdSPRING – Community Guide

Ross | December 1st, 2008

crowdSPRING is fortunate to have an amazing community of creatives. They number in the thousands, come from more than 125 countries [as of July 2010 – more than 175 countries], speak hundreds of languages, cover all age groups, demographics, experience, religions, etc. They’ve created graphics designs for companies in virtually every country of the world […]

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Inspiration on Tumblr

Angeline | October 31st, 2008

Many musicians and artists have embraced microblogging platform Tumblr due to its simplicity and ease of use. The site encourages quick posts, offering you the options of uploading text, a quote, photo, link, chat, or video. The end result is more of a scrapbook versus the traditional blog. The Tumblr staff has created a section […]

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Twitter Link Round Up

Angeline | October 27th, 2008

Every week on the crowdSPRING Twitter account, I post loads and loads of fun links pertaining to logo design, web design, social media, business, online marketing, and more! However, due to the fast-paced nature of microblogging, these links become buried within a few hours. So, I figured that it’d be nice to start the week […]

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The Rubitone

Angeline | October 27th, 2008

Concept for the “Rubitone” – a Rubik’s Cube meets Pantone Color Matching System guide – by industrial designer, Ignacio Pilotto. Industrial design is interesting when creatives are able to develop products that are beautiful, fun, intuitive, and functional. It’s no easy feat!

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I’m A Mac. I’m A PC.

Angeline | September 23rd, 2008

Well-known UK graffiti artist Banksy once said, “The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people.” It’s true that the advertising industry consists of many talented writers, designers, and other creative types, and the outcome can be quite remarkable. For the computer giants, the […]

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laFraise vs. crowdSPRING

Angeline | August 18th, 2008

Calling all crowdSPRING creatives: We’ve teamed up with laFraise to host a t-shirt design project on their site for our community. The theme? “Creativity is….” (Would you expect anything less from a creative marketplace?) There’s quite the hefty reward involved for the top 3 entries, so keep reading for all the details… Who is LaFraise? […]

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