Creative ideas with Jo Ley 

What do you do when those creative juices have stopped flowing? How do you exercise your imagination when faced with a blank canvas? 

We asked some of our artists what they do to be more creative and how they keep that creative flow going. While it's not always an easy step by step process, here are some insights into different creative processes that can help you keep being creative. 


Sydney based illustrator Jo Ley has experience in storyboarding, concept art and finished illustration for editorials, fashion and the advertising industry.

We asked her what she does to be creative and she responded with 10 helpful points.


10 Points On How To Be Creative:

  1. Take care of yourself, it's much easier to be creative when you're feeling well rested and happy

  2. Pay attention to your surroundings, it easy to miss inspirational things.

  3. Take lots of photos of anything you find interesting.

  4. Every time you have an idea for a piece of work, write it down.

  5. Don't worry about what other people will think of your work. The important thing is that you like it.

  6. Take regular breaks. Going back to a piece of work with fresh eyes will help you see which areas need work.

  7. Indulge your interests, they feed your creativity.

  8. Try new things, not just in your work but in life in general.

  9. Create a pleasant workspace and surround yourself with things that interest and inspire you.

  10. Maintain a good work / life balance.