The Functional Creative Blog

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Why No One Likes Your Stuff

There are a lot of people producing a lot of content today, and most of it is going by absolutely ignored. Sometimes this is because they are just starting, and haven’t yet built their...

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Originality is a Scam

There is a premium placed on original work. Innovation, disruption, game-changing technology and other ideas like that can make it seem that unless what you are doing is different than anything before it, it...

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Absolutely Infuriating

Sometimes you see a tool that caters to the desire to create something without any work at all. Something that, at first blush, seems like good design, but on closer inspection is just a...

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Again, and again

  Yes, I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me this long to return to this, but now I’m back. Bygones. So, what functionally creative offerings do I have? A few things I found that you...

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What if We Give it Away?

Ok, so here’s the thing. I have some ideas, good ideas, and I want to share them. How do I know that my ideas are worth sharing? I’ve seen them help people. And, I...

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3 Things to Know About Creativity

There’s been a lot written on the topic of creativity, and to attempt to sum it up in three bullet points is, well, it’s just plain stupid. So, here we go… 1. Creativity¬†is a...

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Yes, creativity CAN be taught.

Of course creativity can be taught! But I’m getting ahead of myself. Last week, Jason Thibeault posted an article claiming that creativity can not be taught. Now, I’m not saying that it’s easy, in...