In today’s episode we talk about designing just for the love of it. We are going to dive into the passion behind our work as creatives… So without further ado, let’s jump into the show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] Welcomes.
[2:00] If money were no object, would we still create?
[3:00] There is so much more to creativity than drawing.
[4:20] Tom talks about his love for creativity.
[5:20] Love of creativity discussion.
[6:00] Retouching photos outside of the day job feeds Tom’s creativity.
[7:00] You cannot do everything.
[8:50] Tom talks TikTok, the unbridled creative social media platform.
[9:30] Seeing the value of play.
[10:30] Hindsight is 20/20. Learning today may help your biz tomorrow.
[11:10] RetroSupply was started out of love of old design styles.
[12:00] The story behind Retro and Dustin’s dad.
[13:20] The world without Internet.
[14:00] The gang imagine sharing creativity without the internet.
[15:00] Google’s mandatory play day yielded biggest wins.
[16:00] Honest Designer’s Creative Think Tank.
[17:00] Tom talks taking creative mental health breaks.
[18:00] Creative ideas need time to marinate.
[19:00] Dustin talks The Tao of Pooh.
[21:00] Tom looks at the business side of starting the book club.
[22:00] Does day to day minutiae kill creativity?
[23:00] Lisa finds excuses to create because of day to day work.
[24:00] Ian is struggling with creativity during the lockdown.
[25:00] The struggle to create.
[26:00] Tom explains how creative volume leads to creative struggles.
[27:00] Gary V. – You can’t change your message. It is who you are.
[28:00] Just keep doing you.
[29:00] Same message, different spin.
[30:30] As creatives, we are sensitive feelers.
[31:00] Low energy and low creative drive.
[32:00] Feeling creatively drained.
[33:00] Self care more now than ever!
[34:00] Make sure to stop and smell the roses.
[35:00] Needing to stop but fearing the restart.
[36:00] Managing the anxiety with slowing down.
[37:30] Lisa and Ian on what makes them feel productive.
[38:30] A lot of time and can’t get anything done.
[39:20] The empathy connection.
[40:00] That’s a wrap!
[41:00] Tom shares some listener reviews.
[42:00] A huge thank you to everyone who’s been listening and reviewing.

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