A Dose of Inspiration for Creative Professionals


We designers, writers, musicians and other creative professionals are probably the most misunderstood bunch. Admit it, we can be a little weird and unfortunately, we feel (no they don’t usually say it out loud) that some people look down on us and maybe wish we were a little more normal, doing things like being more social offline or holding down a more regularly paying job.

Here’s some inspiration and encouragement for those times when being creative gets a little depressing—

inspiration for creatives cs-lewis Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963), British novelist


inspiration for creatives longfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882), American poet


inspiration for creatives shakespeareWilliam Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), English playwright


inspiration for creatives rembrandtRembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669), Dutch painter


inspiration for creatives beethovenLudwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), German composer and pianist


inspiration for creatives schulzCharles Monroe Schulz (1922 – 2000), American cartoonist


Inspiration for creatives - Shell by R LoewyRaymond Loewy (1893 – 1986), [French] American designer



What I’m trying to say is this: Your best work will long outlive you and reach even the remotest places like halfway around the world from where you are (like here in my home amid the northern mountains of the Philippines). Not many professions can claim that.


  • May 16th, 2011 /

2 Comments to “A Dose of Inspiration for Creative Professionals”

  1. Hi Grace,
    Kamusta Ka,
    Beautiful picture at the beginning of the post. Being a creative type myself I have been called labels as you mentioned in your post.

    I still am not very social but I do not view it as a problem for me. People that know me respect my choices and do not question.

    Thanks for some inspiration today.

  2. Grace Oris says:

    Hi Justin, mabuti naman 🙂

    Thanks, my husband took that picture on a flight somewhere between Bacolod and Boracay.

    The pleasure is mine, and thank YOU for stopping by and sharing.