When are you the most creative?

Do you ever go through a day and wonder where the time went? Do you find it hard to get into gear on certain tasks? If so one technique is to try flipping your day upside down, I know what you’re thinking my clients do that for me. It’s true you may be working opposite to your creative self. As an illustrator it can be hard to do the marketing, administration and other tasks that are essential to running a business and still have enough left to create the illustrations for clients.  I found by the time I got around to working on the design projects it was the afternoon and I was starting to get tired, which now causes you to perform at less than your best. Not a good point if the illustrations are paying the bills for your business! If you’re like me your probably best in the morning so try doing your most creative work in the morning and leave the other stuff for the afternoon. By doing this your illustrations may come out stronger therefore giving you more work from clients. The other thing to realize is that this is not a perfect world and your plan may not work out every day, but by trying different combinations you will soon find what works for you. Everybody is different so if you are a night owl then my program is probably not for you, but again try what works for you and find that most creative time to do your best work.  You’ll be glad you did.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an illustrator and business consultant from Southern Ontario Canada. More information can be found on his websites at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com or www.outridge.ca

About Bruce

Bruce is an artist, author, consultant, and speaker specializing in caricature and cartoons and his presentations are on business, leadership, and creativity. Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients with a special focus in live caricature entertainment. The company is a division of Outridge Enterprises Inc. and you can learn more about Bruce on his website bruceoutridgeproductions.com or bruceoutridge.com

Posted on August 23, 2011, in Art Tips, Articles on business for Creatives, Design Work and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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