Creative Collaboration: The power of partnership in design


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Our creativity is our most valuable asset, and you are reacting to influences of other minds all the time. Learn how to harness the power of your peers and leverage the benefits of collaboration! Designer and blogger Megan Hunt, owner of Princess Lasertron, shares strategies and techniques that will help young designers initiate successful collaborations with other professionals. Students will learn how to identify their strengths, form relationships with people who can help nurture and improve a Big Idea, and execute a collaborative project to be proud of.

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Creative Collaboration: The power of partnership in design

  1. 1. CREATIVE COLLABORATIONthe power of partnership in design megan hunt
  2. 2. Great things arent just achieved by great leaders,but by great leaders who exist in relationship to an amazing group.
  3. 3. Artists who collaborated Michelangelo, inc. (+ 13) Monet, manet, renoir, degas Braque + picasso = cubism
  4. 4. Identify your strengths + Assemble your team = Make magic!
  5. 5. Wait! before you collaborate...“What will I gain through this partnership?”
  6. 6. the goal of collaboration is not collaboration, but better results.
  7. 7. BARRIERS Unwillingness to reach out to othersUnwillingness to share your talents with others Inability to find the help you needAnxiety about working with people you dont know
  8. 8. Make three columns on a sheet of paper 123
  9. 9. 1. strengths What skills do you bring to the table?What are people always asking you to do?What would your mother say about you?
  10. 10. 2. big idea What project or goal are you working toward? Write down 3-4 steps you need to take to accomplish itWhat has to happen for you to feel like youve succeeded?
  11. 11. 3. whats left?List skills and talents needed to accomplish your big idea Cover your bases What strengths do you need on your team?
  12. 12. Now discuss! Share your strengths and goals Remember the barriers to collaboration Is there someone you can help? Is there someone you need on your team?
  13. 13. finally...Going forward with a Big Idea
  14. 14. Treat professional collaborators like clients Respect their time Explain the projects value Be transparent
  15. 15. Volunteer to help with industry events Ask your professors ama/aiga/chamber of commerce Silicon prairie
  16. 16. Write thank-you notes (thank you!)
  17. 17. Megan huntPrincess lasertron/camp coworking @lasertron @campomaha