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How to Discover Your Passion

“What do you do?” is a fairly straightforward question to answer. It’s what it says on your resume; what you get a paycheck for. But the question “What are you passionate about?” is a different matter. Most people find this question much more difficult to respond to, simply because…they don’t know. But passion is important, […]

Creating for Yourself or Designing for Others

The creative world is full of dilemmas. One big one is centered around this question: who is your creative work for—yourself, or others? Knowing your audience can shape your entire creative process, including your end product. As someone with decades of experience in creative spaces, I’ve come to think of the dilemma as this: creating […]

How to Change Your Thoughts to Lift Mood and Increase Creativity

Your thoughts are extremely powerful. They can lead to emotions and actions that can change how you treat others, how you feel about yourself and your life, how you use creativity, and really, how much happiness you experience. So wouldn’t it be useful to know how to change your thoughts so that they work for […]

Creativity and Personality Types: Are Certain Types More Creative?

When we think about “creative people,” most of us think of a certain “type” of person: idealistic, artistic, moody, introverted. Maybe we think about cluttered desks or messy rooms, or perhaps we think all creatives are original and quirky. It’s true that when it comes to creativity and personality types, certain “types” come to mind […]

Look Forward, Not Backward

When it comes down to it, most people I know want the same thing out of life: happiness. Everyone wants to be happy. We’ll all get there in different ways, but essentially, we all want the same thing. At Design.org, our focus is on helping you “create happy” in your life. We’re here to remind […]

Releasing Yourself from Childhood Fears

Childhood can be a truly scary time. And while getting over some childhood fears is just a matter of age and maturity (I’ve yet to meet an adult who’s afraid of slimy, one-eyed monsters in the closet), there are some childhood fears that stubbornly stick around well into adulthood. Releasing yourself from those childhood fears, […]

Overcoming Fears Through Creative Risk Taking

Creativity is hard. It can also be scary. And taking creative risks is even scarier. But what if I told you that those very risks are the things that could help you break free from fear and live a happier, more creative life? Overcoming fears through creative risk taking isn’t something most creatives consider, but […]

The Story of Two Watches (Part 1): Dare to Be Different

This is a story of how my two watches help me dare to be different. I’m a watch-wearer, and I always have been. For years, I was really into Swatch watches: analog watches with hundreds of designs and styles, not to mention plenty of old-school charm.  Enter the Apple Watch. As an Apple user, a […]