Learning

Techniques and approaches to keep creative juices flowing

Design, education and the role of revolt

At Ideas on Revolt, the third annual Graphic Design Educators’ Network conference, there were calls for students to become more involved in resistance and rebellion. But perhaps their teachers should be leading by example, suggests Hannah Ellis

Designer vs Developer #10: How to become a designer

In the latest episode of Google Design Advocate Mustafa Kurtuldu’s YouTube and podcast series aimed at improving understanding between designers and developers, he talks to Yasmine Evjen, a Design Advocate on the Google Design Relations Team, about learning design skills and debate whether technical expertise helps or hinders the creative process.

Mastering Creativity: lessons from improv

Fresh from his critically acclaimed one man show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Claire Bridges speaks to Max Dickins, stand-up, writer and improv performer, about how he works and what creatives can learn from his process

Who cares about being original?

When designer Christopher Doyle issued a heartfelt plea for designers to ‘try to be new’ on Twitter it prompted an impassioned debate on the role of originality in creative work. CR talks to Doyle about what sparked the debate and his own views on whether it is still possible to be entirely original and, if so, why we should try

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Creative Leaders on Stress in the Workplace

We talked to three of this year’s CR Creative Leaders 50 – Anna Higgs of Ink Factory, Ken Kirton of Hato and Resh Sidhu of Framestore – about how they manage stress, in themselves and colleagues, within the workplace

A new Visual History of Type

Paul McNeil’s comprehensive survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type features rare specimens reproduced at actual size. CR’s art director, Paul Pensom, picks his favourites from the book

The Learning issue

Our September 2016 issue explores new skills, techniques and approaches to keep creative juices flowing

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