In Our (Virtual) Backpacks

It’s been a long time since we were filling our Lisa Frank backpacks with glitter crayons and construction paper in preparation for going back to school. Things have changed a bit since then, but one thing still remains - we love to learn! We’re doing less long division now, and more reading, and these are just a few of the books we’re dying to read. 

Creative Confidence - David & Tom Kelley

The Kelley brothers combine their vast knowledge in innovation, design, and creativity to help readers tap into their max potential, whether they work in a “creative” field or not. We’ll be taking notes on what they have to say about productivity and creative problem solving.

Creativity, Inc. - Ed Catmull

Ok, we’re really excited to read this one. Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar, tackles the topics of originality, communication, creative culture and taking risks within the setting of one of the best animation studios in the world. 

The Art of Non-Conformity - Chris Guillebeau

This book has been out for a while, but is still on our “to-read” pile. Chris writes about embracing a counter-cultural life, whether in work, travel, or goal-setting. Unsatisfied with a status quo life, he sought a change and hopes you’ll follow. 

The Fringe Hours - Jessica Turner

We’re all looking for more hours in the day - for work, for friends, for creative projects. In her book, Jessica shares how she made the most of the “fringe hours” in her own life to pursue the things she was truly passionate about (like writing her book!). 

Personality Not Included - Rohit Bhargava

We love the brands we do because of their unique voice. Not only is this book a good reminder for us to stay true to our own fun and quirky personality, but also a helpful reminder when working with clients who are still trying to capture that voice.

Worth Every Penny - Erin Verbeck

This book gets into the nitty-gritty of pricing your work well, building lasting relationships with clients and continuously putting out top-notch work. A must for any small business!

There’s our summer reading list. How about you? Any great career/creative work book recommendations?