“The real value comes from having fun,” says John Beshara, the co-founder of Designing with Creativity.
“You get to build a work environment where you can make fun things.
You can use that to inspire others to do the same.”
Beshara’s TED talk about designing a workplace has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube, and the experience he describes isn’t limited to companies.
You could also do it at home with the right tools, he says.
The goal is to use your creative abilities to turn a routine into something truly special.
To do this, Besharia says you need to make the most of your tools.
He recommends a toolbox of things you can use to organize your work, but he cautions you to only use the most common ones, since “we’re human, we have different tastes, we all have different strengths and we all work on different things.”
“It’s really a matter of finding the right balance,” he says of tools.
“Some tools are great, some are terrible.
I use a little bit of everything.”
What you need and how to use themThe best tools for organizing your projectsBesharas tools for finding what you need is the same one you would use for creating an entire website, he explains.
He also recommends using the Google Docs app to keep track of all your project files.
You also have to remember to use a text editor.
“It’s just like writing a novel,” he explains, “but with a little more grammar.”
To create a project you just need to type in the title and description and click “Create.”
You then get a list of files that you can save and upload to your Dropbox account.
For example, if you’re working on a graphic for your next graphic, Bewkes suggests using a single file for each section of the graphic, so you can keep them organized.
“If you have an image you want to use, you can click on it, save it, and then click ‘Save.'”
If you’re going to do something that’s not something you’re familiar with, like a project with a name, Befkes recommends keeping that file organized with a “title tag.”
If it has a particular color, Betheys suggestion is to highlight it in the text editor and click on the tag.
He adds, however, that you might want to save that file somewhere you can edit later.
You also need a pen.
“I really recommend using a white, Sharpie-like paper, because it’ll save you a lot of ink,” he suggests.
You might want something like a regular paper for the design itself, or a dark-colored paper for adding color.
You can use the same type of paper to create a logo, and he recommends using a colored pen for the image and black for the text.
When you’re creating a logo or logo template, “you don’t want to be thinking about colors,” he advises.
“That’s just a waste of ink.”
In his book Designing With Creativity, Bescares gives his 10 tips for getting started with a design studio, which he describes as a “place where you don’t feel like you have to work hard, where you feel like it’s easy.”
He’s not talking about the free studio, he notes, but the one that you sign up for.
Beshars suggested that if you need help, start with the free site.
“There’s a lot to learn,” he said.
“A lot of people don’t have the time to start at this stage.
It’s great if you can get there early.”
For more on how to make design work, check out our guide to how to design an office.
Bewkes also recommends hiring a designer at first.
“Don’t worry if you don, but make sure you have a design team,” he warns.
“They’re the ones that will make your design really effective.”