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Design Q&A // Jan 28

Design Q&A

In honour of tomorrow’s ACE Creative Roundtable, I thought I would re-post some of my answers from last year’s Q&A panel. To see the original post with a full list of questions and answers (courtesy of Joyce Byrne), visit the ACE website here.

How to you tackle a creative block?

I stop working and experience the world – you know, hang out with the real people instead of my computer. OR I set a deadline that I can’t get out of. Nothing spurs creative output like a deadline! “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

If you could go back in time to your first years in an agency, business owner or a student, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Find out what you love to do, then do it, and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. Also, no one knows what they’re doing! That’s the secret!

What advice do you have for the job searchers and the next generation?


What new delivery channels are you excited about?

I wanted you to ask this question because I’m serious about my answer: I think everyone needs to spend less time developing iPad minis and more time on teleportation. This is the benchmark that I rate all new technologies against.

If you’re in the Edmonton area, come on out to our ACE Creative Roundtable event. Tickets still available here!

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