This is the third year in a row that I hosted a craft event in my company, in celebration of the Lunar New Year. We had such a fun time!Continue reading
As designers, our intuition and judgement take a big part when it comes to evaluating our own design ideas.
Sometimes, I kill ideas when they’re still in my head.
The problem with that is several fold.Continue reading
How to expand your design explorations? How not to explore just “safe” design options?Continue reading
I’ve volunteered a few times to draw cards for our colleagues’ special events, like baby showers, going-away parties and pre-wedding parties. I really enjoyed this little activity.Continue reading
They turned out great. So proud of myself and my art shoes!Continue reading
I did some interesting practice on making denotative images and connotative images. A denotative image is a direct representation of an object from real life, whether it be cartoonized or realistic, made by pen or something else. A connotative image added an extra layer of “meaning” to the denotative image.
To start, I needed to choose an object. I chose a sock. My mission was to quickly do 10 denotative images (using different ways) and 3 connotative images on paper. A lot, huh? I thought so, too. After all, how can socks be sketched differently into that many images? But I decided to give it a try.Continue reading
The creative juices come from life. To be mindful of all the surroundings and engage with the world in a more proactive way one pumps us with ideas.Continue reading
When it comes to trying to solve problems with creativity, it’s very important to keep the right mindset — how you think will have direct impacts on whether you will arrive at innovative and impactful solutions.Continue reading
I joined an online creativity workshop on Udemy by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love. Elizabeth says, being creative doesn’t mean that you have to be an artist; but if you want to stay creative, you need to find a way to make it a routine and form a mindset. Mostly importantly, you need to stay curious. Also, keep in mind that perfectionism is the enemy of creativity — don’t wait till you have everything to start executing.Continue reading
It’s great that they can continue to live somewhere in this world.Continue reading