Quote by Alex Osborn on The Conquering Zero

Thursday Thoughts: Alex Osborn

Hi everyone! It’s Thursday–wow, what a crazy week. I have one big project I have to hand in on Friday and then a ton of research and concept work to do. Often the research doesn’t seem as glitzy as creating the actual project, but I know that I need to do a good job in order to have a solid foundation to work from. If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far in this program, it’s that you usually can’t have a successful project without good ideas backed by extensive research!

Here’s your thought for today:

Worry is essentially a misuse of imagination.

Today’s quote spoke to me right away. Alex Faickney Osborn was an advertising executive who worked on accounts such as Chrysler, BF Goodrich, General Electric, and Du Pont during the first half of the nineteenth century. He is also known as the father of brainstorming, presented in his 1942 book How To Think Up. Read More »

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Quote by Dan Roam on The Conquering Zero

Thursday Thoughts: Dan Roam

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Time seems to go by so much more quickly when I am in school and working on projects all the time. When I worked in a factory this past summer, the days dragged on and I couldn’t wait for the weekend to come. Now every day that passes is another day closer to my project deadlines! That’s okay though–I still love being in school. I do my best to step back once in a while and regain some perspective so that I don’t get discouraged by all of the work I have to do. I find that it helps me to think about the big picture and the overall objective of my schooling.

With all of this work to do and so little time to do it, new assignments can seem impossible to figure out. I am working on a project for Illustration class right now that requires some very technical shenanigans to get right. Problem-solving has already played a huge part in my digital concept work, as I found myself Googling how to use different tools to get the effects I wanted.

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