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Creative Spark: Grammar Girl^ Changing Writing One Word at a Time

Grammar is one of those topics that leaves even confident writers scratching their heads. But Grammar Girl^ aka Mignon Fogarty^ realized there was another way to teach it: Grammar could be fun! She started recording a podcast in her closet^ …

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The Creative Spark: Alberto Scirocco and the Motion Graphics of leftchannel

How do you become a better motion graphics designer? Alberto Scirocco advises his students to paint^ to sculpt^ to dance—to explore a different aspect of their creativity and bring those lessons back to their designs. This is also the methodology …

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The Creative Spark: Beeple^ Everyday Artist

Every day Mike Winkelmann^ aka Beeple^ sits down to a blank canvas on his PC^ whether in CINEMA 4D^ ZBrush^ After Effects^ or any number of digital tools^ and explores the limits of his imagination. His Everyday Project^ where new …

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The Creative Spark: Between Two Worlds^ The Hybrid Animation of Tiny Inventions

Two animators cross paths. They fall in love. And then they open an animation studio. Meet Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter^ the founders of Tiny Inventions. Between the two of them^ Ru and Max have to perform all the work …

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The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman^ Visual Journalist

Like the automotive industry^ newspapers are struggling to stay healthy and relevant in a world of rapid technological advances. Part of newspapers success will be determined by storytellers like Brian Kaufman^ a visual journalist for the . When Brian first …

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The Creative Spark: Brian Taylor^ Handmade Photography

Gum printing and Photoshop. Light sensitive materials exposed by sunlight^ negatives created with an Epson printer. Meet Brian Taylor^ a photographer who combines the love of 19th and 21st century processes to create striking images^ each a unique masterpiece with …

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The Creative Spark: Erik Natzke^ Generative Artist

What if? Erik Natzke^ generative artist and principle designer at Adobe^ uses this question to constantly test what is possible at the intersection of art and technology. In this Creative Spark^ Erik explains his quest to build tools that improve …

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The Creative Spark: Grant Skinner^ Interactive Developer

Grant Skinner is an innovator who thrives on pushing through problems and is inspired by the unknown technological possibilities ahead. As the CEO of gskinner.com^ a rich interactive design firm based in Alberta^ Canada^ he loves playing with technology in …

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The Creative Spark: Iyeoka^ Recording Artist and Poet

Technology has revolutionized the way music is made^ consumed^ distributed^ and popularized. Now new voices can be heard the world over. Recording artist Iyeoka knows this firsthand^ as she watched her single^ Simply Falling^ go viral practically overnight. Watch her …

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The Creative Spark: James White^ Visual Artist and Designer

Designer James White spent a decade working for other agencies before he founded Signalnoise^ a one-man design studio in Nova Scotia. He was determined to explore his own aesthetic: Fascination^ wonder^ and imagination made visual. The move was creatively productive …

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The Creative Spark: Krista Donaldson^ Social Innovation Designer

Can great design solve the problems of the developing world? Krista Donaldson^ CEO of D-Rev^ believes that by combining emerging technology with designs that meet real demands^ we can improve the health and prosperity of people living on less than …

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The Creative Spark: Lauren Lemon^ Creative Portrait Photographer

Lauren Lemon is the online persona for Lauren Randolph^ a photographer based in Los Angeles. She built her photography career in part through a series of personal projects^ including taking one self-portrait a day for an entire year in 2009. …

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