Do you dream of using your creative practice to take you outside the bounds of everyday ideas? Well, when you get there, the artist and designer Jon Burgerman will be waiting – probably knee-deep in colorful paints, construction paper, portraits of quirky characters, and the googly eyes he hands out wherever he goes. Because beyond the edges of known maps and ideas is where Jon Burgerman’s imagination flourishes.
Almost everyone has a fear of failure and that emotion can feel paralyzing when it comes to both life and work. Achieving is great, but, as Jessica Hische has learned, real accomplishment is pushing through the initial fear to actually start creating.
Feeling a rift between creativity and capital? Vince Kadlubek, who has led the DIY art collective Meow Wolf to national success, looks back on his time on the fringes of the creative economy and shares a few words of wisdom on how creatives can balance business and craft, and why creative companies need to work together.
Ueno founder Haraldur Thorleifsson shares why the company promotes employees based on how they collaborate, why his company speaks its mind on social and cultural issues, and how they got into the content creation business.
In this interview about her new book, Imagine It Forward, Beth Comstock discusses how we can use our imagination to redefine our roles, how we can scale new ideas across organizations, and why creativity will be a key job skill in the years ahead.