So you’re sitting down to a new website design project. You make some coffee, set up your files, crack your knuckes, and … nothing. Just empty white space – both on the screen and in your head. Or maybe you’re part-way through the project, but haven’t been feeling the inspiration. The muse is off on an extended coffee break and yet the clock is still ticking towards your deadline.
In this blog post I’ll share some tips on awakening the creative beast within and making the most of your billable time. They may not work for everyone, but they’ve certainly helped me tear my eyes away from the peeling paint on the wall and get back to work with fresh energy and ideas.
1. Fill With Content
Give your creative side a break. You know all those administrative or non-creative parts of your job you hate but that still need doing? This is the time to do them. For example, if you’re in a creative rut and can’t get out, trying enlisting the content as support.