The 5-Step Creative Process: How to Create Something from Nothing

Creativity is focused tinkering over time.

You play with a project, on and off, as long as it interests you. That’s all creativity is — focused play.

Creativity is the process by which art is made.

Art is how you transform what you find in the world into your interpretation of it.

The 5-Step Creative Process

  1. Collect
  2. Sort
  3. Craft
  4. Polish
  5. Publish

Publication incarnates the work of art.

Before you publish, what you’re doing is just a hobby. Creatives make neat things and share what they make.

What is your creative process?

How do each of these five steps happen for you?

  1. Sort
  2. Craft
  3. Polish
  4. Publish

Creativity is the process of refining order out of chaos.

According to a poll by FastCompany, 60% of CEOs said that the most important leadership skill was creativity. Not integrity, delegation, or communication. Creativity.



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Caelan Huntress

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