Design Exercises for Inspired Designers

Creative exercises will help stimulate and open your mind so that you can access your creative prowess when you need it most. Many of these exercises can be performed on your own, but step outside the box and invite your co-workers or fellow creatives to join in on the fun. Better yet, kick off your next team brainstorm with a creative exercise to get the blood flowing. Check out HOW’s 30 Days to Creative Bliss challenge or take Jim Krause’s online course, D30: Exercises for Designers, to sharpen your creativity through a series of projects and exercises.

Creativity Exercises for Designers: D30 by Jim Krause


New Design Inspiration Course

Inspirability gives you a fresh look at how to keep those creative fires burning in the real world through interviews with 40 design luminaries, including Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Milton Glaser and Chip Kidd, fascinating pictures the designers have taken of themselves and their offices, and samples of their design work. Learn more. At...


Learn by Doing: Creativity Exercises for Inspiration

Last year’s HOW Design Live featured dynamic discussions on essential design resources and career advice. It will be hard to beat, but this year’s conference promises to be better than ever. Jim Krause, a relentlessly creative designer and industry expert, gave a stimulating talk last year called “Learn by Doing.” His talk focused on how to find...


5 Creativity Exercises to Conquer Blocks and Burnout

Want some creative inspiration from real design pros? Register for HOW Design Live Online to chat live with your favorite presenters and attend their conference sessions. Enter code HOWLIVE14 at checkout for $100 off! Creative block is the bane of my existence. Nothing ruins a project like hitting a wall, except maybe burnout, when...


In-house Intersections

Meet Isaac. He works in our IT department and although his responsibilities have nothing to do with motion graphics and video he has a passion for both and just received his master’s degree from NYU. How do I know this? Well the coffee station is a breeding ground for all sorts of stuff and...


Do Something Else!

In early 2005 I was stuck. In a creative rut. The ideas weren’t coming as fast. Sometimes they weren’t coming at all. Basically, my Mojo wasn’t working. So, I went on an audition...

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Breaking Bad (Habits)

“Paradoxically, it is true that your brain will develop habit patterns and decide what’s good and bad in the art that you’re making. And as your brain is making those decisions you will not find the letter “o” in the alphabet; you may end up sticking around “b” and never get past it because...