Achieving is great, but real accomplishment is taking the first step to start creating.Sandra Nygaard —
Taking a look at physical and mental health, joy, judgement, and imposter syndrome, here’s our guide to setting yourself up for sustainable success.
In our work, we simply can’t afford to make decisions when we feel helpless, nervous, or mindless, at least not if we hope to push beyond conventional thinking to be more creative. Three psychological barriers explain our tendency to cling to the general wisdom and favor absolutes, rather than act as we should: like investigators.Jay Acunzo —
The author and IDEO Fellow is a purveyor of joy. Not just with her buoyant personality and quickdraw collection of delightful stories. 99U sat down with Fetell Lee to talk about the origins of her new book, how aesthetics impact our work performance, and how you’ve been thinking about your favorite color all wrong.Emily Ludolph —
Designers Dani Balenson and Indhira Rojas interviewed each other about redefining the language of mental health, growing into their illnesses and developing communities around their work.Perrin Drumm —
HTML Flowers makes award-winning art in spite of—and to spite—his lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.James Cartwright —
The Brooklyn-based illustrator shares his path of professional self-discovery, the hard-won advice he gives to aspiring artists, and how to bring stability to the otherwise uncertain life of a freelancer.Mia Pinjuh —