I’m a designer and creative consultant.
I love working with creative individuals and teams, but I also work with brands and companies who are trying to do the right thing for the creative community.
Here’s what I’ve learned over the years.
— Creative audio is a great way to get your voice heard and to be seen, said Lisa Poggi, senior editor for the Creative Technology Business Journal.
She said that it’s easy to take creative materials and use them as inspiration, but that sometimes it’s not so clear what you’re supposed to be doing.
I would never say to the designer, ‘Here’s a product that I want you to create,’ she said.
I always try to be very clear with the designer that I’m not looking to sell you a product, Poggie said.
And it’s important that designers understand that the process they are using is creative, she said, but also that it should not be perceived as “creative.”
“If you’re going to put creative materials in your products, then you’re not really making creative products, Pogsi said.
But if you’re using those materials to make a product and you don’t really know what you are doing, that’s not necessarily a good design practice, she added.
For more information, see the Creative Audio section of our Creative Technology section.
— Creative recreation shoes are a great option for creative individuals who want to wear their own creative work but who also want to look good doing it, said Jason M. Hickey, a designer, director and principal of Creative Resurface, which offers creative footwear for children and adults.
These shoes are made with high-quality materials, he said, and are designed for flexibility, comfort and support.
“They’re a great platform for creativity. “
We think that these shoes are great for anyone who wants to try something new, who’s interested in their creativity,” Hickey said.
The creative recreation shoes on the site also come in a range designed for artists, fashion designers, illustrators, graphic designers and more. “
But for those of us who want something a little more structured, we also have a range that is designed to fit a certain creative style, he added.
The creative recreation shoes on the site also come in a range designed for artists, fashion designers, illustrators, graphic designers and more.
— Some designers say that the best shoes are the ones that allow the user to really get out of their comfort zone, such as shoes with adjustable straps or boots that can be worn with socks.
“If I’m wearing a dress that I don’t think I can do, I’ll just wear a pair of boots,” she said of the shoes. “
It’s not just about the shoes themselves; it’s about the creative expression,” said Kristina P. Pichon, a freelance creative director for the advertising agency Hanes who has worked with designers on creative footwear.
“If I’m wearing a dress that I don’t think I can do, I’ll just wear a pair of boots,” she said of the shoes.
She added that the right boots will allow the wearer to feel like they are stepping outside their comfort zones.
Pogsie said that when it comes to designing a creative shoe, she encourages designers to make sure they’re using materials that will not only fit their style, but will work with their personality.
For example, when she’s designing footwear for a client, she often takes a look at what is going on in the customer’s wardrobe.
“I’m not really looking to create the shoes that are going to fit me; I’m more interested in how their style fits them,” she added, saying that it is important to think about who they are as a person and their needs as a creative person.
Poggies advice for designers who want their work to be viewed as creative can be summed up by saying that you need to be clear about the process you are using.
“Don’t use a designer who is trying to sell something, you need a designer,” she advised.
For tips on making creative shoes, visit the Creative Residence section of the Creative Tech section.
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