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Creative Workshop

80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

By David Sherwin

Format: Paperback

You'll Love This If:

  • You're a creative. Whether that's print design, web design, illustration, etc.
  • You're in a creative rut
  • You're always looking to improve your creativity
  • You want to be ready for any creative challenges you may encounter in your career

Designers can often struggle to find creative inspiration because of tight deadlines and demanding workloads. So if you want to perform your best, then you need to exercise your creativity! Creative Workshop helps you do just that.

Packed with 80 unique creative thinking exercises that cover all kinds of media and time ranges (we know how rare free time can be), this book can help give your brain the creative workout it needs to stay sharp.

BONUS! FREE With Your Purchase of Creative Workshop: Part 1 of David Sherwin's Creative BootCamp: Using Brainstorming Methods. This hour long tutorial provides you with a toolbox of brainstorming methods you can use right away, from mind maps to role plays and other forms of lateral thinking. A $69.99 value, yours free with purchase of Creative Workshop.

Your free tutorial will be delivered automatically via email upon completion of checkout. No need to add it to your cart!

Some examples of exercises from the book:

  • Creating a logo without picking your pencil off the paper (One Line Logo)
  • Come up with the overall look and feel for a series of short forty-eight-page or longer books that discuss key concepts provided by the most important philosophers of the ages: Aristotle and Socrates all the way up to Kant and Heidegger
  • Design, on paper, an improved user interface for your local zoo's website.
  • And so many more!

With every exercise you'll get to see unique visual solutions from other established designers, as well as stories on where they came from and how they came to their solution.

Creative Workshop also includes interviews with top designers to help you learn from their experiences and see how the best in the business approach their creative process. It's been said time and time again, there's no better way to learn than by doing. So put these ideas into practice and jumpstart your creative process, you'll be surprised with what you come up with!

What HOW Book's Managing Editor, Scott Francis, has to say:

One of my favorite sessions at the 2012 HOW Design Conference was a workshop led by David Sherwin. His creative challenges are fun and yield some amazing results—and this book features 80 of them!

SKU Z5257
Additional Feature 200+ color illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor David Sherwin
File/Trim Size 8 x 10
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781600617973
Number Of Pages 240

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