Find inspiration through simple creative exercises and turn your ideas into shareable stories
Comfort is the killer of creativity and this online course is the killer of comfort. In this course, you’ll learn a few simple creative exercises designed to help you break the routine and find inspiration in your surroundings, so you can turn your ideas into personal projects that will reawaken your will to create.
Guiding you through this journey will be Ji Lee, an independent designer and artist who currently works as Instagram and Facebook’s Creative Director, and whose projects have appeared in The New York Times, BBC, ABC News, The Guardian, and Wired, among many others. Additionally, Ji gives talks all around the world about the transformative power of personal projects.
If you’re looking for a way to step out of your comfort zone, and have your ideas be seen by millions of people through the internet and social media, you’re in the right place.
About this course
You’ll start by getting to know Ji Lee, his professional background and some of the personal projects he’s been involved in. He’ll guide you through some of the artists that influence him on a daily basis, as well as some artists that are always receiving his ‘likes’ on Instagram.
Ji will encourage you to walk around your block trying to find interesting things to photograph, as an exercise to discover things you didn’t notice before. You’ll also alter photos with drawings to transform them into something else. The goal is to awaken your curiosity and bring you the joy of making things using your creativity.
Next up, you’ll use your talents and skills —whether it’s cooking, drawing, writing, or whatever else— to make something nice for someone special in your life. You’ll learn that personal projects done for passion, not profit, often take on a life of their own and end up resulting in a sort of creative growth you could have never foreseen.
For the final part of this course, you’ll learn how to package and name your personal projects before turning them into great stories that you can send to media outlets for their publication. Ji will give you tips to make the whole process easier and more straightforward.
What is this course's project?
Throughout the course, you will transform an idea of yours into a creative project, complete with a name and an attractive story around it. You will then learn how to pitch it to media outlets with the objective of it getting published.
Who is it for?
Anyone who is curious and has the drive to create.
What you need
You don’t need any previous knowledge, just curiosity and an internet connection.
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Ji Lee was born in Korea, raised in Brazil, and lives in New York. Ji studied Graphic Design and Advertising. His career includes jobs at prestigious companies, such as Google, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Droga5. Currently, he’s a Creative Director at Facebook and Instagram. Ji’s passionate about working on personal projects. His works include the Bubble Project, Word as Image and Drawings for My Grandchildren.
He was named one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast Company. Ji’s work has been published in The New York Times, BBC, ABC News, The Guardian, Wired among many others. For many years, Ji has taught courses on creativity at School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York. Ji’s the author of three books and a frequent contributor for The New York Times and The New Yorker.