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Listeners from all walks of life will feel encouraged by the examples and messages provided in Designers Don’t Have Influences. Some of us try to do work, sometimes under deadline, while feeling devoid of the fuel inspiration provides. Others crave a life filled with vocational passion. Author Austin Howe profiles a broad spectrum of achievers in these insightful and charming essays. Howe shows how these men and women live, think, and work. In specific he shares how they take ideas and imagine them into being, and how they manage to remain productive when creativity does not automatically spark. Narrator Erik Synnestvedt does a terrific job of relaying Howe’s humor and friendly coaching.

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This long-awaited sequel provides on-demand inspiration for time-challenged creatives.

Feeling uninspired? If you’re a creative professional - or just someone who’d like to be more creative in your work and daily life - look no further than Designers Don’t Have Influences. Creative director, writer, advocate, and design cheerleader Austin Howe’s elegant, incisive, and amusing essays are sure to appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. Howe chronicles the lives, philosophies, and work processes of leaders in disparate fields from art to spirituality and even ice hockey, many of whom have never before been profiled in print. Howe explores the creative process and conceptualization, delving into what to do when creativity is lacking. Graphic designers, industrial designers, architects, artists, advertising people, businesspeople, students, and anyone seeking inspiration will appreciate this much-anticipated sequel to Designers Don’t Read, returning to it again and again for sparks of on-demand inspiration and innovation.

©2011 Austin Howe (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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