Why Deep Work is Important

Finding Your State of Flow for Creatives

Most creatives dream of those scarce days when we find the perfect state of flow– being fully immersed, in the zone, energized, where productivity is coming easily, naturally, freely. How do we get there? What does it take?

 

Through a series of experiments and findings, Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi proposed that people are at their best when they are working hard and in the zone:

 

“The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”

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Color Palette Inspiration: A Painter’s Palette

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I happened upon Stella Maria Baer’s painting, photography and prints and was in total awe of her use of colors and light.

A lot of her recent work’s content is of space and the relationship of matter in space. The color palette throughout has a very ethereal quality. Yum!

I’ve created a color palette inspired by her amazing artwork. Feel free to use and enjoy the color code hex numbers!

Ink: #283641, Earth: Hex#c46e3d, Peach: Hex#f49b89, Kraft: Hex#cabeae, Warm Gray: Hex#c7bfbd

To see her other work, check out her website and VSCO page. Eye candy! A few examples of her work below…

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How to Write a Tagline in 3 Easy Steps

How to Write a Tagline in 3 Easy Steps

A tagline serves a huge function; it clarifies what your business does. The important goal isn’t simply to be clever or memorable, but to distill what your business does clearly and concisely.

Here is a 3-step exercise for you to write the perfect tagline or slogan for your business:

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How to Apply the “Joy” Rule to Design

The desk of Jack + Mo

 

At the end of 2015, I read Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. So many of my clients were referencing it, I felt I needed to be in the “know” as to what the KonMarie Method was.  It was such a good read that I flew threw it and immediately followed up with her Spark Joy (the illustrated version). I’ve been an avid organizer for years so her level of crazy made perfect sense to me!

 

Here is the book’s premise in essence:

Hold each object you own in your hands individually and make a decision- does this item bring joy to your life? Do you enjoy using this item? Does it make you happy? If not, discard it. Thank the item for it’s role during the time you had it, and wish it well on it’s way to a donation spot like GoodWill.

Keep only what brings joy. Find a place for everything.

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