Here at Media Savvy, we are all about creativity, and our courses aim to bring out the creativity in our learners. We often come across learners on our courses who insist “I’m not creative!”, but we know that this just isn’t true. Here are some tips to bring out the creativity in you, especially if you’ve never thought of yourself as a creative person.

Everyone can be creative!

No matter who you are or where you come from, you can be creative! There are no requirements or limits.

Relax – Have fun!

Creativity should be fun. Don’t feel pressured by it. If you don’t like something you’ve made, don’t worry about it. If you’re not feeling inspired right now, that’s okay too.

Think outside the box

Being creative is all about thinking differently. Don’t be afraid to do something that hasn’t been done before or challenges an idea or concept.

Try something new

Trying something new means that you have to think differently – therefore you’re being creative! Maybe you’re used to making images digitally – why not try drawing by hand? Or the other way around.

Don’t worry about what other people think

It doesn’t matter if people don’t agree with what you’re doing or if they find it silly – be creative for you. Letting yourself be creative can be very liberating and rewarding, especially when you learn to not worry about the opinions of others.

Inspiration is just the beginning

You get inspiration first, then you have an idea, and this idea changes and develops all the time. Don’t be afraid to leave one thing behind to try something else; this is a normal part of the creative process and results in the best outcome.

The outcome isn’t always the most important part

Sometimes the journey of getting to an outcome is the most important part. If you’ve made something and don’t really like the outcome, but learned how to do something in the process, then it was still worthwhile doing it. You can use those skills next time and make something you like better.