How to Be More Creative: Bringing Innovation and Inspiration into your work

The ability to be creative is apparently built into everyone’s DNA — think of the art projects and endless ideas children come up with—but most lose this over time. While it may take effort and action to become creative again, creativity can be an incredible force for change. Award-winning recording artist, best-selling author and entrepreneur David Usher shared […]

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Get a checkup at the Design Walk-In Clinic

Have you ever wished you could just stop by a store and ‘buy’ yourself some design advice? Maybe not – but now you can! The Design Walk-In is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. It was started by Zahra Ebrahim and Ken Chong in Toronto. Zahra is […]

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OCAD videos from the past

Even if you’ve never heard of “OCAD”, you probably know what it looks like, if you’ve visited downtown Toronto. The Ontario College of Art + Design (OCAD) which is, yes, a University, went through a major expansion into what we know it as today. I’m excited to be studying in this “table top” or building  […]

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Learn from Einstein: Creativity and refusal to conform

Albert Einstein is known as a genius. His fame is associated with the worlds of science and physics. But, Einstein wasn’t just any “scientist”, as he thought beyond traditional education. He was creative. Studying Physics really doesn’t include a whole lot of creativity when compared to, say, English Literature or any other subject on the […]

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Do schools kill creativity?

As a student at OCAD, the University of the Imagination, I wouldn’t think so here. But creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson says that we are “educating people out of their creativity” and explains why on many levels. In his both funny and critical TEDTalk, Robinson makes interesting points about creating an education system that nurtures, […]

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