5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS
01 DECEMBER 2016
Maybe it’s a cup of coffee? Maybe it’s a pair of lucky skinny jeans? Maybe it’s a disembodied rubber Batman head that rests at the base of your iMac to remind you of childhood, or … of what might happen to you if you miss a deadline? The truth is, we all have a few things we consider essential when it comes to our creative happy place. And so we ask the question, What are your creative essentials? This round, we spoke with our copywriting intern, Sean Scott.
SEAN SCOTT | COPYWRITER
WHAT ARE YOUR 5 CREATIVE ESSENTIALS?
1. Coffee – Cliché, I know. As a life-long insomniac, the caffeine elixir allows me to function as a semi-productive human being. My day is divided between B.C. (before coffee) and A.C. (after). Roughly corresponds to “caution, do not approach” and “pretty nice guy.”
2. Leather Bound Books [The Classics you probably Sparknoted] – You are what you read. I have a voracious appetite; unfortunately I’m prone to indulging in a great deal of junk consumption on Reddit. In penitence for these literary sins, a serious work perennially sits atop my nightstand. There’s something tactile and appealing about turning dog-eared paper that a digital swipe doesn’t quite replicate. Dostoyevsky after a long day helps with the insomnia, too.
3. Blue Uni-Ball – Reformed pen thief. Writing utensil aficionado. These marble-smooth rolling beauties allow me to notate, scribble and scratch with abandon. Shout out to Mrs. Miller, my third grade teacher who instilled pride in penmanship with the zeal of a Navy Seal drill sergeant during Hell Week.
4. Friendly Banter – My Myers-Briggs test results begin with a big letter “E” for extrovert. No solitary confinement or headphones.
5. Outdoor Excursions – Soil, water, light. Do I sound like a plant? What can I say: I am an Oregonian. Personally, there’s nothing better than a hike in the Gorge, an overnighter on Hood, or a splash down the Deschutes to clear out the cobwebs.
HOW DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DAILY WORK?
No shortage of amazing out there. I try to stay curious. I’m proud to identify as the type of person who stumbles down a Wikipedia rabbit hole for hours at a time.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF YOUR WORK?
I’m new. My work has just begun. I hope to lend a hand in making something that resonates with our audience. Check back in a few months after I’ve marinated.
GOT ANY WORDS OF WISDOM?
Interns aren’t allowed to speak on the subject.