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Workflow, Time Management and Productivity for Creatives

with Lisa Congdon

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    14:49
  •   07 Time Blocking: What it is and Why it Works

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About The Class

Get organized and get to work! (Yes, you can.)

You have everything you need to create and implement effective, lasting organizational systems, whether you know it or not. As creatives we’re taught to believe this isn’t true.

Do any of these common myths about creatives sound familiar to you?

  • Creatives are inherently disorganized
  • They’ll never get a handle on their workload.
  • They lack the ability to create solid systems for getting things done.

These false ideas keep so many creatives from even trying to seek better workflows and organization systems, and ultimately bars the creative from doing better work. Not only that, believing these negative perceptions leave so many feeling stressed, scattered and unable to fully capitalize on their artistic strengths. It’s time to shatter these myths and learn to create the systems you need to to your best work as a creative.

Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon has worked with over 75 clients around the world including MoMA, REI Co-op, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. In this class she will teach you how to establish effective, workflows and time management strategies that will to streamline your processes and maximize creative work time. Lisa has spent years developing these systems. The monumental success of her career is proof these systems work. Join us.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to organize and implement a workflow system.
  • How to manage to-do lists effectively.
  • How to utilize time-blocking.
  • How to identify and manage the distractions that keep you from being productive.
  • And so much more…

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    14:49
  2. 02

    How to Create an Effective Workflow

    06:37
  3. 03

    Organizing a Workflow Document

    31:17
  4. 04

    5 Tips for Managing Your Workflow

    15:57
  5. 05

    Working with a Rolling To-Do List

    03:04
  6. 06

    Setting Up Your Rolling To-Do List

    25:38
  7. 07

    Time Blocking: What it is and Why it Works

    05:05
  8. 08

    How to Use Time-Blocking Effectively

    22:29
  9. 09

    Motivation and Distraction: How to Deal

    36:13

Meet Your Expert

Lisa Congdon

Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others.

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  • Creativelive Student

    August 2018

    Thanks Lisa! Wow. I found this class very inspiring and exciting. Besides the logging and planning parts that really amuse me in general, I found the idea of setting boundaries and working while keeping distractions in check quite revolutionary. I can see how working focused on x thing for a period of time over several days can work wonders in completing projects. Super recommended.

  • Juliette

    Juliette

    February 2019

    I just love love love this system(s) AND the fact that Lisa explains them so clearly -and leaves the space to each of her students to "be creative" and adapt the system to your own way of working too. I found this course right on time in my life where i needed to clean out things, become more efficient and calmer too. I think Lisa's systems are indeed a perfect way to calm down any anxieties caused by too much / too few work, overwhelm and such... THANK YOU Lisa, merci beaucoup !

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer

    August 2018

    Awesome class. Lisa is very generous in sharing a very useful system that has helped her turn her creative gifts into things that we can all enjoy. I am already starting to use it and to see the benefits. It helps me "trap" all the disparate initiatives that I am working on in one place and make progress on them. Thank you Lisa!

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