Last week, I had the good fortune of speaking with Gwen Moran of Fast Company on the business of creativity and the art of finding inspiration from your surroundings. Moran asked how observing the world and sketching patterns can help you become a better problem solver.
In my experience, creating patterns has always been a balance of art and science – where I’ve been forced to use both the left and right sides of my brain to solve a problem. Where one side is whimsical and exploratory, the other is technical and mathematic. When you give yourself space to focus on particular details beyond your regular routine, solutions often present themselves in unexpected forms. It’s all an overlapping web of connectivity.
I’m really proud to be a part of the piece – give it a go if you have a moment!