Side projects!!! What kinds of tensions and constraints do we encounter when we have a side project we try to keep moving yet also have primary commitments? Join Jerzy and Rob for an exploration of tools and reflections on making side projects work and some strategies for when it’s tough going.
We’re doing our first re-broadcast episode! Once again we stand at the threshold of a season of creative challenges. Originally aired on September 16, 2016, this episode is all about setting expectations and goals with regard to creative challenges like Inktober.
How might a 30-day creative challenge help you level-up your work? Do you use it as an opportunity to test new tools or techniques? Is it a way to kickstart a habit? How does the communal aspect of a creative challenge affect your commitment to it?
The 4th quarter of the year is the Season of Creative Challenges. Inktober, NaNoWriMo, 24 Hour Comics Day, and more. In this Lean Into Art Cast we explore how we approach these challenges, what value we’ve derived from them, and perhaps most important of all, how we’ve learned to prepare for them.
We all have a sense that big or ongoing projects benefit from a certain amount of preparation. But what kinds of preparation? How do you identify what you need to know, and how to do you find resources to help you know these things? How do research techniques, spreadsheeting, and team building figure in creative endeavors, and how do you balance between these somewhat administrative tasks and the creative part? Can these administrative tasks actually inform the creative part?
Jerzy and Rob are joined by Ryan Estrada for a discussion on the prep and research that goes into making big and complex projects.
How do we know that the tools, workflow, design, and materials are the right ones for the project we’re working on? What happens when the limitations of a tool begin to shape the work? What happens when the tools aren’t doing the job we hired them for? Join Jerzy and Rob for an exploration on wayfinding tools to help you evaluate a project when a lot of ambiguities pop up.