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Insights on teaching creativity + learning creatively

It’s All In The Mind

At Taylor’s Design School, the foundation students roll in with barely a toothpick of a clue what art is. I used to feel disheartened, pissed off and grumpy about how … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fear, fy fo fum…

  So much of today’s education is placed upon success. Sometimes, the best place to start our lessons is from super fear and epic failure.  For the past 4 semesters, … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Lesson From Picasso

“Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sun + Sea + Simulation

Thrown onto remote islands equipped with only their bare essentials, wit and imagination, students from the Foundation in Design were put to the ultimate test of creative survival – with … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Communication in Design: The Nightmare to Expect when you foray into the Psycho babble of Design

Being a copywriter and magazine editor for several leading publications, I had to work with graphic designers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, ad agencies, and endless clients on a daily … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

[Book Review] Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. Published by Ballantine Books, 2007 ISBN 0345472322, 9780345472328 277 pages With the onset of student-centered learning (SCL) touted as … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Creative Illusion

Last week, the FID Jan 2012 students discovered the illusion of making money: that it’s way too easy and barely any work. And because they’re designers first, entrepreneurs second. It was part of understanding … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment