Fashion, Food, and Creativity

Posted on March 11, 2010

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In an ever-changing world and a struggling economy, the biggest resource we have at our disposal is creativity. Before, thinking and living as an artist seemed a luxury, but now it’s a necessity. More than ever we need the skills to think, adapt, and invent with less resources and less time. Our only option is to ‘create-on- demand’ or die trying. The food, fashion, and creative leaders have already figured this out a long time ago.

Restaurant owners know that in a world where there are too many choices and not enough time, the only option is to ignore. So an owner must be unique, different, or remarkable in order to survive the 60% first year failure rate of restaurants. Being very ‘good’ is very bad. Just providing great food is not enough to overcome the threat of obscurity and mediocrity.

Fashion Designers live and thrive in change. Every season they throw out what worked in the past and look forward to the future. They don’t accept change they lead it. Designers resist the temptation to fall in love with old ideas. They are not afraid to look foolish in attempts to discover the next fashion forward trends.

Creative Directors know that the best design emerges out of an empathetic approach to problem solving. Prolific designer directors live the dilemma and creating solutions that is customized to each client. irrelevant is the ‘one size fits all’ design solutions.

Regardless of what kind of work you do- accountant, cashier, teacher, landscaper, policeman, lawyer, or politician, you need to be more creative than ever. Artists do not have the corner of innovative thinking. Be unique, embrace new ideas, and empathize with your target audience.

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