How To Crowdfund A Creative Side Project In Less Than 24 Hours

Every commercial artist I know chose his or her their craft because they love creating. Yet meetings, emails, phone calls, Slack messages and other distractions fill our weeks. We’re often so busy with urgent work that our creative work gets pushed to the bottom of our to-do lists. When we finally have time to create, we’re burnt out.

How To Be More Creative (And Less Busy)

Every commercial artist I know chose his or her their craft because they love creating. Yet meetings, emails, phone calls, Slack messages and other distractions fill our weeks. We’re often so busy with urgent work that our creative work gets pushed to the bottom of our to-do lists. When we finally have time to create, we’re burnt out.

Chris Miller & Dominic Wong – Solving Problems With Sharpies

What if you could solve any problem with a Sharpie? Last night Chris Miller and Dominic Wong (from Invoke Media) spoke at Creative Pulse. They talked to a jam-packed room about paper prototyping. If you don’t know what paper prototyping is, it’s a smart way to solve problems. Here’s the basic idea: Sketch a rough solution Show it to people Use feedback to influence[…]

Practivism 8

Creative Pulse is happy to support GDCBC’s annual Practivism event. Here are a few details about the event that we received from GDCBC President, Johnathon Vaughn Strebly—who you might recognize from last month’s event. On Friday, November 20th, GDCBC’s annual Practivism event is going to be another great evening of dialogue and information! Join us and help set[…]

LOTUS Awards & LOTUS Talks [Promo Codes]

Creative Pulse is excited to support the LOTUS Awards and Talks. Here’s a message from the team at LOTUS. Celebrate British Columbia’s Creative Excellence on November 5th Not only are the LOTUS Awards re-established and re-invigorated for 2015 but we are also introducing LOTUS Talks. Join us for an afternoon of insightful Talks from our illustrious global[…]

The problem with my portfolio is…

Vancouver’s #BehanceReviews event is on Oct 28, 2015 at Brainstation. This panel Q&A is a chance for creatives to get advice on how to improve their portfolio—and how they present it to clients and employers. It’s shaping up to be an amazing event—a rare chance for ad/design pros to ask burning questions without feeling awkward. Our hope is that we put you on the path to landing your[…]

Free BBQ for hungry creatives in Vancouver

We’ve got bad news and good news. The Bad: there’s no Creative Pulse event this month. The Good: we know where you can get free burgers with talented creatives… There’s lots of exciting stuff in the Creative Pulse pipeline. In fact, the team is so busy organizing Fall events that we decided to take this month off[…]

Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!)

Thirsty Thursday is this week—so we are giving away “Damn Good Advice” by legendary art director, George Lois. It’s one of the few books I like to re-read every once in a while. It’s super-visual (you’ll burn through it in one sitting), but full of actionable advice for creatives. How To Get “Damn Good Advice” [2 Steps] 1. Click to register for[…]