I ASKED MY CREATIVE students to cite questions they would like to be asked if they were interviewed on air during a broadcast programme about innovation. Here are some of the questions they proposed.
1. How do you think of new ideas?
2. What part of your work do you enjoy the most?
3. Where do you go to be inspired?
4. How will you know you've made it?
5. How do you recharge?
6. Where do you get inspiration on a daily basis?
7. What themes do you most enjoy bringing into your work?
8. What audience do you hope to reach with your work?
9. What is the most essential part of your creative process?
10. What is your next big thing?
11. What has been the most-viewed item that you have created?
12. Who inspires you to make and share your creative work?
13. Where do you do your best work?
14. What would you tell your teenage self to avoid?
15. What is the most essential specialist equipment you need to produce your best work?
16. If you could choose one specific person as your mentor who would that be?
17. Briefly describe how you go from a simple brief to a finished product that has commercial value.
18. How close are you to the career path you want to take?
19. How do you know you've connected with a worthy collaborator?
20. What book or books have you read that have made the greatest impact on your personality?
I'm thinking about each of these questions and i am formulating my own answers. I plan to give this set of questions to my fourth year students before writing a follow-on post that shows the sort of thought leaders we are educating on the Clonmel Digital Campus.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business in the Limerick Institute of Technology. He wrote this blog post with a Brydge Mini Keyboard connected via Bluetooth to a Samsung Note 9. The top image was snapped in the Clonmel Studio during the visit of David Gluckman. The middle image was shot during drone training on campus.]