If you’re anything like me, you always have a good book in your hand. As fall approaches, I wanted to put out a list of some great industry reads based on my personal library and what other young creatives are reading.
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip & Dan Heath
I read this book for a graduate Integrated Marketing course and I never felt like I was reading those mundane required textbooks. Published by two brothers, Made to Stick draws on psychological studies with regards to creating unforgettable ideas. The book draws on memorable stories and the six key principles that allow them to spread globally.
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom and David Kelley
Now this is the book for the those who think only some people on this planet are meant to be creative. Again, two brothers join forces in an entertaining narrative to build the creative confidence that may be hidden in some of us.
Mmm, Ed Catmull. I’ve heard his name before. Yes, he is the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios. This creative genius writes a book about creativity in business, providing an inside look into Pixar and how to establish a company, and its culture, based on creativity.
Being a young creative can require you to think on your feet often. In The Accidental Creative, Todd Henry provides ways to continue to think on your feet and integrate creative ideas into your daily life.
While Todd Henry is providing ways to integrate ideas into your daily life, Jocelyn Glei shows you how to manage such ideas to sharpen your creative mind. Thinking about reading both books back to back? Genius idea!
So you’re the young creative that is looking to take your talents and create a full-fledge business. This is the book for you! Eric Ries shows you how to test your vision throughout the building process, all while adjusting and adapting.
Woe is I: The Grammarphobes Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O’Conner
Ok, every book list for young creatives should have a book that perfects writing style. Woe is I does just that. While it may not be an exciting read like the other books on this list, it really does hone in on your grammar and writing capabilities. If you’re a young creative thinking about publishing your own book or blog, you certainly want to get your hand on Woe is I.
What are some of your creative books to read? Add them in the comments below!