I take this activity as an interaction between the design process and art making to make things. The things I personally want to make.
Love that tension. To me they both lead to visualization, but one respond to a question and the other is an expression.
I often find myself mixing up different disciplines to execute my projects, This approach became a process, a way of figuring out how to produce projects from opposite nature and still remain same person behind.
Departing with a bag full of thoughts, the ideas I want to try and all the anxieties involved.
Create anything interesting with whatever you have on the table. Right now I have my keys and a lighter. Move them, stack them, change the surface and so on…. Then see what comes out.
I feed an archive with many random ideas that I keep resting for a while. Every begining of the year, I select some and take them for further developing . Usually one big project and several other small ones. To accomplish the challenge and finishing all in one year, I very often work on several projects at the same time and keep them all in different stages of production.
It all depends of the nature of the project.
These days I do a lot of freelance work for other studios, where you get hired (booked) for certain period of time to develop a project. In this case, it’s a bit more easy to manage my time and cash flow since you are able to plan out ahead how many days you would like to work in a month or a year. In the other side, when I create and produce my own content or products, I do and try to pay a lot of attention to the schedule and project pipeline to keep myself on the calendar. That way helps me to not blow up the budget.
Mostly the Adobe Creative suite and scanner all the time
Clean, quiet, a bit isolated and have all material and machines ready to use.
To me, all of this about creativity and art are pretty much part of the life I’ve choosen to live. There’s not a such a thing like turning on and off what I do. But from real facts, laisure would be the time I use for thinking ideas for future projects.
Try it and see what happens.