Fall Reading List

Lifestyle Management
While summer tends to get the spotlight when it comes to reading lists, I can’t think of a better time of year to curl up with a good book than autumn. With a shift in season upon us, I thought it the perfect opportunity to share some of our favorite recent reads. From mindfulness, to design, to lifestyle management, to non-fiction, I like to think this list has a little something for every creative entrepreneur.
Author Jessica Comingore

While summer tends to get the spotlight when it comes to reading lists, I can’t think of a better time of year to curl up with a good book than autumn. With a shift in season upon us, I thought it the perfect opportunity to share some of our favorite recent reads. From mindfulness, to design, to lifestyle management, to non-fiction, I like to think this list has a little something for every creative entrepreneur.

01. BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR BY ELIZABETH GILBERT

Chock-full of inspiring takeaways, this is a favorite recent read for its unique perspective on creativity and how to overcome fear in order to live our most creative lives. Perfect for anyone looking for a fresh perspective and surge of inspiration.

02. DAILY RITUALS BY MASON CURREY

This one came up a few e-mails ago when I was noting my fascination with the practices and rituals of other creatives, and is one I come back to again and again. From novelists, to painters, to philosophers, to scientists, this book outlines the daily habits and self-imposed practices of some of the most inspiring minds of our time. Ideal for anyone desiring a shift in their day-to-day.

03. CREATIVE CONFIDENCE: UNLEASHING THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITHIN US ALL BY TOM AND DAVID KELLEY

Continuing on the theme of creativity (and the idea that every person embodies it, whether they’re working in a creative field or not), this book is a favorite for its entertaining and inspiring narrative that rethinks our creative potential in both our lives and our careers. Perfect for anyone seeking a productivity boost.

04. QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING BY SUSAN CAIN

Many creatives tend to identify themselves as introverts, though modern society undoubtedly favors their opposite. This book makes a case for the creative potential and value of introverts in our culture, allowing us (myself included) to embrace our innate preference for silence and solitude, and to rethink how we view ourselves as part of a greater whole. Ideal for anyone who identifies as an introvert.

05. SIMPLICITY: THE CHARM OF MINIMALISM BY WANG SHAOQIANG

A few times a year, I like to stock my design library with a new volume of notable branding, communication, and packaging design, and this book is my most recent purchase. Filled with work by some of my favorite fellow designers, it’s an ode to simplicity in design and a round-up of some of the most outstanding projects in the industry.

Throughout the process of our rebrand, curling up with a good book has been key to finding balance and cultivating creativity, but now we’re ready to dive back in, and have one spot available for a new brand identity client in the month of October. Looking to up-level your branding? We’d love to hear from you.

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