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Loveis Wise: How Self-Work and Personal Memories Nourish Creativity

The illustrator with a distinctive, joyful style reflects on how they developed a creative philosophy of care. Their work is informed by nostalgia, resisting pressure to design like others, and the value of setting healthy boundaries.

Alain Sylvain: Understanding Power Languages

Is Imposter Syndrome Masking Your Creative Potential?

“Fake it until you make it” is the worst advice. Here’s how to regain confidence and clarity in your career instead.

Finding a Creative Spark Within Solitude

With nods to Olivia Laing and Edward Hopper, here's how solitude can turn us into keen observers and fuel creativity.

Highlights from the 12th Annual 99U Conference: The Creative Self

Our speakers at the 2020 99U Conference explored the theme of The Creative Self with insight, wit, and compassion. Here's a look at the keynotes, master classes, and workshops from our first virtual 99U Conference, filmed at a production studio in Brooklyn and in our speakers' homes across the world.

How to Lead Your Team Remotely 

Managers across creative teams share their best practices to thoughtfully lead from afar.

Routines to Separate Work and Home

Veteran and new work-from-homers share self-care practices, rituals, and boundaries to make working remotely successful for creatives.

Jason Fried on Remote Work

The co-founder of Basecamp reflects on two decades of remote collaboration, giving advice on how to manage expectations during transition.

Creative Collaboration and Brainstorming from a Distance

Six creative leaders share how they set the scene for creative exchanges in the age of remote work and distributed teams. 

Building a Career from Different Income Streams

99U Contributors at Home Around the World

The 99U team of contributors spans the globe: from illustrators in Italy, Spain, and South Africa, to writers in Australia, the US, and Germany, we have collaborators across four continents in eight countries. We asked a handful of our regular contributors for a glimpse into their current work spaces, home offices, and other unique setups, as they adjust to a new remote work landscape and creative work environment.

Noah Kalina on Enduring and Evolving Creativity