Without influence or inspiration, generating incredible ideas become a bit tricky. But every idea we know comes from a story. Human behaviour fuels all our ideas, here are several places that I rely on creative inspiration.
Comedians don't just stand there and say something funny. Their jokes can be full of crazy and wonderful thoughts. Most comedians base their acts on human beings and we become the butt of their jokes. Frankie Howerd and Noel Fielding are great examples. Studying their work will give your brain a boost.
Newspapers are full of human insights and truths. They are up to the minute information. Even if it's 5 minutes a day reading the Metro or Evening Standard on your way home or having a quick scan on the internet to see what’s going on when you wake up. Believe me, there will be a little gem in there.
Pinterest is one of my favourites! It’s simply a stream of images from fashion to cute animals. I have found some right treasures and it's a great way to gather images for mood boards (which could help you explain your idea).
TED is Technology, Entertainment and Design. It holds conferences all over the world, bringing the thinkers and the doers of our planet together. The beauty of TED Talks is that no one talk is over 18 minutes. So they are quick and easy to digest.
Need more places for inspiration, read 10 ways to keep your mind full of ideas.
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Tony Cullingham explains that in these competitive times if you want to land a job in creative advertising, you and your portfolio need to shine through.
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Ricky Richards talks about coming up with ideas in this age of distraction and gives you the clues to finding those unique ideas.
The career path that has no path
Creative Director, Jeremy Garner, explores the exciting opportunity surrounding careers in the ever changing creative industries.
The rate of people being diagnosed with alzheimer’s is growing rapidly, with now 1 in 3 seniors dying of this incurable disease. Students from Miami Ad School has an idea to raise awareness.
8 ways to smash your last year at university
Csilla Kulcsar, ex graduate of Middlesex University writes about 8 tips for smashing your last year at university.
Book Review: The Typography Idea Book by Steven Heller & Gail Anderson
We review Stephen Heller & Gail Anderson's collaborative effort, The Typography Idea Book. A must for anyone interested in typography, art direction, and graphic design.