How to Stay Crazy Creative

One of my favorite copies of all time, Apple’s Think Different ad in 1997:

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

I personally think that if we want to stay crazy creative, we can’t just do our regular day job. We need to do some different things, getting different perspective of stuffs, keep learning + practicing, and connecting with different people.
Site like dribbble helps me to do different things, show my stuffs to the awesome designers community, be inspired by others, and stay crazy creative. No boundaries, no rules, see things differently. I even participate in a freelancer site like designcrowd to practice my visual design skill without aiming the money (the average fee the clients give is very small, so it’s not about the money).

I’ve also been learning about front-end stuffs (HTML/CSS/JS) for the past week on codecademy to get different perspective on design, aiming to have something on codepen next week 🙂

Stay crazy, and perhaps one day you’ll be crazy enough to think that you can change the world. And you will change the world.

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