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Sam Furness

Two reasons - one more self-serving than the other! 1. I love feeding off other people's creative energies and seeing how they solve problem. I get just as much of a buzz off someone coming up with a great idea as I do my own. I would love the opportunity to be in exciting fast-paced situations with a group of people from who can all approach the same idea from different creative perspectives. Essentially - it's great experience to learn from personally and feel like part of a bigger community. 2. I want to help! I do believe that by being a committed part of the 'creative community' (whatever the hell that is) that part of the responsibility is to be equal parts giver and taker. I really respect the people out there who are committing their futures to their futures of others too and I'd love to support their quest in any way that feels valuable.

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Sam's 'getting stuff done' manifesto

  • Think
  • Play
  • Do
  • Tunes
  • Connect
  • Make

I've spent the last few years of my life embracing the view points of different creative people and they cultures they belong to.

What started as a creative experiment has become both a way of living and a tried and tested creative process. I start by setting a certain amount of time (1 month / 3 months so far) and then picking a theme, which has to be something I don't have much or any knowledge of (e.g - Origami, Storytelling, Patterns, Colour). I spent the first 3/4 of my allotted time deep diving into the world of that theme. Reading, going to places, speaking to people and getting my hands dirty with the practice. in the last 1/4 of my time I have to produce something that is a sum of my learnings.

I've repeated this process 15 times now for varying lengths and it has left me with a small (but growing) library of different creative perspectives on how different people see the world and produce the things they produce.

In this respect I feel like I've taught myself to how to solve a problem from lot's of different angles!

Part of the movement for 1 year

September 2019

September 2018