Thoughts

About Creativity Close

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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What is New Year's to You?

New Year's traditions are fun, sure, but they often serve a deeper purpose, as well. Here's how the Drawn team rings in new years and what our traditions mean to us.

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Why Words Matter

In contemporary culture, a picture really does seem to be worth a thousand words (or at least a thousand likes). But can a word ever be worth a thousand pictures? We think so — if it's the right one.

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On Creating (New) Traditions

When we think of traditions, we mostly think of the 10, 50, 100-year-old ones, but we're creating new traditions all the time. Here's a look at some successful marketing campaigns that society has adopted as traditions and why they work.

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Time + Honesty = Texture

Whether created by time or intention, texture tells a story; it can reveal an object's true nature. So, can texture inspire better design?

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Symmetry: Sophisticated or Simplistic?

While symmetry has its merits, it can also prove a restriction when it comes to design. Here, we explore both sides of the symmetry debate — where do you stand?

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Why Design Matters

Whether you're working with plenty of time and an unlimited budget or quite the opposite, there's a lot more to effective design than vectors.

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The Drawn Team’s Creativity Hacks

Our team-tested methods for finding inspiration and feeding creativity.

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Our Process

Our approach to achieving organic magnetism: Be real.

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How to Find Connections in Life's Authentic Moments

Life's most honest and memorable moments can help inspire new ways of reaching your target audiences.

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5 Reasons Why We Need a New Name for 'Research'

Research is a noble pursuit, but the word itself is plagued by negative connotations.