One of the most powerful weapons in the arsenal, music helps designers get in the zone
While everyone has their reservoirs of brilliance or genius, the trick lies in tapping and mining them. Some of us have found our well-springs or touchstones — places, activities, rituals, people, or things — which in some way support the attainment of inner peace, joy, creativity, or well-being. Designers have a slightly different style when it comes to awakening that creative muse.
If you picture a stock representation of a designer’s desk setup in any office, you’re sure to picture lots of Apple products, caffeine, heaps of stationery items – post-it notes, color pens, markers, loose A4 sheets, stencils – and more often than not headphones dangling from shoulders as a lost designer struggles to come up with ideas with a half-chewed pencil in the mouth.