When you’re working as a creative marketer, you’ve likely experienced lack of inspiration and motivation. Whether it’s writer’s block, lack of creative vision, or the inability to get motivated to start a project, you’ve probably been frustrated that you can’t produce the work that you want to.
These creative stalls are normal in any role — however, it’s important to ensure that they don’t hinder productivity and your business’s bottom line. If you, as a creative content producer or a creative manager, notice any dip in creativity or productivity, it’s important to address the issue right away before it grows into a problem.
When searching for creative inspiration, it’s a good idea to look at other successful creatives who had to overcome obstacles, self doubt and failure. Oftentimes they’ll share their wisdom that can be applied to any creative field. Use these lessons to reignite your creative flame. If they could overcome hardship, so can you.
From actors to painters to poets, the world has an endless collection of legendary creatives, both living and passed. Architects in particular make great creative role models. From their stellar project management skills to their ability to juggle multiple projects at once, architects are the perfect blend of creative powerhouse and professional innovator.
Take Zaha Hadid, for example. One of Zaha’s most famous buildings is the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan. She said, “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” While this can be taken literally in relation to angles of architectural structures, this can also be applied to creative work. Think outside of the box, question the status quo, and don’t be afraid to deviate when you’re in a creative rut.
For more wisdom from famous architects all around the globe, check out the visual below. It offers creative advice from 11 architects and key takeaways that any creative worker can apply to their day-to-day jobs.