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The Good Creative: 18 ways to make better art Paperback – April 12, 2014
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Paul's writing appears in Fast Company, 99u, The Next Web, GOOD, Elephant Journal, Design Taxi, Medium and many other publications. With an international reputation as the designer whose vision and web design strategy is the prime catalyst for building multi-million dollar businesses, he's worked with Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors and the world's biggest entrepreneurs. Paul's clients include Yahoo, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, The Highline in New York City, Danielle LaPorte, Marie Forleo and Kris Carr.
He's founded several start-ups, toured the US and Canada in the band Mojave, self-published three books, and has worked as a web designer for almost two decades.
He currently lives in the woods on Vancouver Island with his wife Lisa and their two rats, Onha' and Awe:ri.
Top Customer Reviews
Since I am a member of his newsletter list I was able to buy the digital version of this book before it was available to the general public. I read it in one sitting. Paul and his words have an amazing ability for making you feel confident, and as if you could achieve anything in your business. Then he provides you with all the tools and advice that help back up that amazing "I can run a successful" business high that you get when you read his stuff.
I have a business degree, taken many business courses, read more books than there is days in the year, all in regards to how to run a successful business and how to run it YOUR way. I wish I had come across his many books, courses and lessons a long time ago. He would've saved me a lot of dough.
Don't doubt this book, its very educational and has so much to offer you no matter how much "business stuff" you've already learned.
I bought The Good Creative in early June, just after it was released. I have it as a Kindle book and also ordered the hard copy, just to get familiar with Create Space. Paul was so kind to email a link to the audio version as well.
I highly recommend if you need a creative jumpstart or just a bit of creative nourishment.
The Good Creative’s best quality is its length. I’m not a fast reader and it took me about an hour and twenty minutes to finish. Each chapter is about 1.5 pages in length and reads more like a series of blog posts than chapters. The book outlines 18 thought-provoking habits and gives engaging examples of real-life success.
If you are a creative person of any trade looking to go further with your craft, read The Good Creative. It will challenge the way you think and (hopefully) help you recognize the blunders that are keeping you from getting to the next level.
His work is always very lean. He's straight to the point and doesn't think in terms of number of words or number of pages. If he can say it in a haiku, he probably will.
The Good Creative, like his other books, is direct, casual, and interspersed with humor. While the insights don't necessarily knock the ball out of the park, he does it so well and so well-intentioned that you can't help but listen. The advice that really stood out for me are the ones about hugging critics, sharing the wealth and starting simple.
This book is for anyone who maybe have lost their way and needs a little push in the right direction. You'll never go wrong with Paul.
Highly recommend this book and subscribing to Paul's weekly dispatches on his website!
I want to give this book away to all my creative friends when Christmas rolls around, what a beautiful cover!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Insightful book filled with great ideas. Can't wait to get to work and make something. Good advice for all your creative pursuits.Published 1 month ago by HappyDaisyAZ
Good advice for anyone looking to make their craft more than a hobby. Simple, straightforward, and honest. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack_Roberts
An enjoyable read. It was short but contained a lot of good advice and his examples were on point. A definite must read.Published 7 months ago by r.wood
I downloaded the Kindle version of this book for my teenage daughter, who's very artistic but doesn't have a lot of confidence in her work. Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Dobrosielski
After finishing the book in an evening I found myself both impressed with the authors candor and determined to make my failures successes when moving forward on new ventures. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Justin Hough
Unfortunately not very enlightening and in fact wrongheaded in a few instances. Still this gentleman is giving back to the community and that's a noble thing. So I wish him well.Published 9 months ago by Silly Ivan
This is a short book and a quick read. All eighteen points are useful things for a creative person. I read it in a single sitting.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer