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Inspiration

Do you want be more creative and at the same time more efficient? Or would you like to know how to escape from the ‘writers blocks’ and learn how to think out of the box?
I’ve written these articles to share tricks and advise on how to get that creative engine running and come up with innovative solutions.

Any questions or do you want to share any thoughts? The comment section is open for you!

Inspiration

Do you want be more creative and at the same time more efficient? Or would you like to know how to escape from the ‘writers blocks’ and learn how to think out of the box?

I’ve written these articles to share tricks and advise on how to get that creative engine running and come up with innovative solutions.

Any questions or do you want to share any thoughts? The comment section is open for you!

Easy but effective

Easy but effective

Our current lock-down situation asks for rigorous creative ideas. Creative ideas for short term solutions but definitely also creative ideas for long term solutions. The world we live in is an interesting one; On the one hand, our entire...

The top of the mountain (Podcast)

The top of the mountain (Podcast)

You have a goal – a dreamjob or project – and you want to get there. Rather today than tomorrow. But you still have to take a lot of steps.So how should you WANT to get there? In other words; Do you want to go there by helicopter, stay at...

Creativity is not a talent. It’s a mindset.

Creativity is not a talent. It’s a mindset.

Creativity is not a way of thinking, it’s a way of being. Of being capable to see new chances in the ordinary. Of being capable to connect existing things to each other in order to create something new. “Creativity thinks up new things....

[Results] China meets Bauhaus Fashion

[Results] China meets Bauhaus Fashion

The past couple of weeks I’ve been receiving really nice messages from all of you curious innovators and creators who would like to see what my Chinese students did EXACTLY. This is why I’ve asked them to explain a bit about their...

Cross-cultural design to the max!

Cross-cultural design to the max!

Our Chinese adventures are almost coming to an end again. Time has passed insanely fast here in Changsha (as usual) thanks to the nice work I can do here. The past 1,5 months I’ve been helping Visual Communication and New Media students...

Learning from China: Focus Instead of Multitasking

Learning from China: Focus Instead of Multitasking

Our current society idolises multitasking. We already started to learn how to multitask in primary school. While in college it became a habit and while studying we perfectionalized it. When you’re working on your business today it’s hard...

Proof of creation from China (Podcast)

Proof of creation from China (Podcast)

Some inspiration all the way from China... Today I want to talk to you about the fact that everything around you is proof of pure creation.Every single thing around you started as a small idea. Your laptop.Your phone.Your coach,The coffee...

Renew yourself

Renew yourself

In this third and last video of the series, I talk to the famous YouTube hairstylist Theo Knoop about how he renews himself every single day. He cuts 6, often even 7 days a week because of his passion for hairstyling. This means that he...

Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself

In this second video (from a series of 3) I talk to the famous YouTube hairstylist Theo Knoop about challenging yourself within a creative process. As you might have noticed, I have a different hairstyle and color every few months,...

Go with the flow

Go with the flow

In this first video (from a series of 3) I talk to the famous YouTube hairstylist Theo Knoop about 'creating while making'. By now, you might have noticed that I have a different hairstyle and color every few months, sometimes even every...

Make in order to think (podcast)

Make in order to think (podcast)

Whohoooo I've just launched my very first Podcast! At the moment I'm preparing my classes for China (In less than a week I will go to Changhsa again to teach at Hunan Normal Universtiy!) and while preparing I realized there is one thing...

Traveling for inspiration

Traveling for inspiration

How do you behave when you're traveling? If you're like most of us, you probably love to travel and explore new places once in a while. Traveling is someting magical; it's adventure, you'll explore new places, meet new people, you'll get...

Native English speaker?

Native English speaker?

As you might have read or heard by now, I go to China to teach design and innovation on a regular basis. Going to China is always an adventure, not only because of the cultural difference, climate or food but also because I,...

Happy teachers’ day!

Happy teachers’ day!

When I woke up this morning my phone screen was overloaded with messages from China. Messages from students I taught earlier this year. They all wish me a happy teachers' day and express their graditude for everything they have learned...

Morning routines

Morning routines

What does your morning routine look like? The way you start your morning has a major impact on the rest of your day. A good mornign routine doesn’t only influence how you feel during the day, but it also influences the ideas you get and...

Assessments in China

Assessments in China

How do you manage to stay relaxed during an assessment or test?Especially here in China, assessments are a nerve wrecking activity.
 Since competition is embedded in the Chinese culture,
 students feel almost paralysed during assessment...

Good artists borrow…

Good artists borrow…

Good artists borrow, great artists steal. That’s what Pablo Picasso once said. As a designer and teacher in innovation, I find this a very intriguing quote. A quote most people have an immediate opinion about. While studying design, I...

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