Author(s): Alex Cornell
All of us struggle at one time or another with creative block. Always striking at the worst moment, it can leave you feeling completely paralyzed. Take solace in knowing that you are not alone. It happens to everyone and is actually and inevitable part of the creative process. Breakthrough! Is a lively compilation of strategies and personal tips for combating creative ruts offered by leading international graphic designers, typographers, cartoonists, photographers, illustrators, musicians, writers and other well known creative professionals. Participants include Christoph Niemann, the award winning illustrator and children's book author; Paul Scher, graphic designer and artist of large scale paintings of America's preeminent information designers; and Ji Lee, the creative director of Facebook.
Alex Cornell is a designer and musician. He is currently working as co founder and designer at Firespotter Labs and Nosh, a Google Ventures funded startup. Prior to Firespotter, he spent three years studying design as apprentice to Scott Hansen (ISO50). He has also worked for IDEO, Plancast, Signpost, and many other Bay Area companies as a UI/UX and brand designer presence.