Creative block is scary. It’s something that every creative goes through, and it’s something that tends to sneak up on you. In this episode we discuss how for us creative block feels overwhelming and suffocating, and can hit at various points in a project. Our strategies for dealing with it vary depending on the time pressure we’re under, but we’ll give you some tips to try out next time creative block strikes for you. No matter how you get through it, creative block is something you have to push through. You can’t let it win.
0:45 – Intro & catch up
6:05 – What does creative block feel like?
7:40 – Having too many ideas and the struggle of coming up with ideas that are unique
9:15 – Imposter syndrome and creative block
11:30 – Can creative block be avoided?
12:45 – Why creative block isn’t something designers like to talk about
14:40 – Overcoming creative block by pushing through
16:30 – Trusting your gut
17:15 – Analysing the problem to work through it
18:55 – Different levels of creative block
20:20 – Creative block and side projects
24:30 – Deadlines and time pressures
25:05 – Our listener’s thoughts on getting over creative block
27:10 – Clearing your mind
28:05 – Finding inspiration
30:30 – Getting help and feedback from someone else
32:10 – Working out what method of getting over creative block is best for you