We Put The 'C' in 'Creative': Get The Scoop on How Our Magic-Making Team Stays Creative

Aliya Al-Balooshi
August 11, 2022

It’s no secret that working in the world of developing digital products and marketing said products requires a level of creativity on all sides of the field. The very rad thing about our field is that we get to marry creativity with science and revenue, making for rare boring days and ongoing fulfillment with each and every product we get to market.

Keeping creative ideation flowing is crucial to each and every one of our roles here at Camber Creative, from Software Engineers and Product Managers, to Client Success Managers and SEO Strategists. Without creativity, stagnancy in the Digital Product Agency cloud becomes a very real dragon that must be slayed.

With “creativity” taking on a multitude of meanings based on an individual, we asked our team how they stay creative throughout their days. Read their responses below and let us know in the comments how you like to stay creative!

Chris Sobray — Product Manager

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“I try to stay involved in the local music and art scene as much as possible. I feel that listening to new music and viewing artwork of different types helps me keep fresh and allows me to experience thoughts/trends/ideas that I may not have been exposed to otherwise. I like to embrace the weird.

Personally I feel that my drive for new experiences and exposures helps me keep sharp when working on new projects or with new clients. It helps me break through the mold to try and see the vision through their eyes and to break down any preconceived notions I may have inadvertently built up in myself before even being exposed to that client or product idea.”

Ryan Smith — Director, Operations & Client Success

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“The key to staying creative for me is waking up early, consuming a lot of coffee, and digging into a very full reading backlog across a vast array of subjects. Sometimes it’s the simple things!”

Aliya Al-Balooshi — Audience & Revenue Strategist II, Community

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“I do a lot of creative writing! It keeps my skills sharp and helps me keep my ideas and thoughts organized. Whether it’s journaling, personal essays (an essay I wrote was recently published in a Scotland-based zine by/for Arab & North African women and gender minorities, and I wrote a short piece for a zine based in Lebanon!), or my super casual & conversational film reviews, I find a lot of happiness in putting pen to paper in my personal life — just as much as I enjoy copywriting blogs and social posts for work.”

Brice Gramm — Founder/CEO

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“I read a ton. I have some individuals, newsletters, brands, and publications that I follow or subscribe to specifically for inspiration and keeping up with what’s developing and trending in design and tech.”

Kevin Finley — Site Reliability Engineer

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“I’m a student of life, always learning. Whether it’s school (Computer Science) or self improvement. Learning helps with creativity!”

Stephanie Roy — Senior Project Manager

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“I enjoy staying creative by listening to a variety and staying up-to-date on fellow Project Managers on Twitter to gain inspiration.”

Hot Take: There Are A Million & One Ways To Stay Creative

There you have it, folks! There is absolutely no “right” way to keep creativity in your life. Whatever your jam is, embrace it. Did any of these answers surprise you based on job title? Drop us a comment or connect with our team through our site! Don’t forget to let us know how you keep your creativity jiving.

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