From The Lab: Plan One – The Creative Plan

The Creative Plan is one that, if done honestly and with the end in mind, can save you a lot of time, money, and trouble. The plan that you develop can coincide with other plans in this series and serve as a supplement to anything else you are using individually (time management, budget worksheets, and the like). Here are some questions you want to answer while structuring your overall and/or project-specific plan:

  1. Who am I as a creative?
  2. What do I want to create?
  3. What are my motives for creating overall? For creating the specific product or service I want to share?
  4. Who am I creating for? Myself? A client? Friends? Colleagues?
  5. Why am I creating this?
  6. How much time will I need to make sure this creation is built and structured according to specifications, design, and budget?
  7. What supplies do I need in order to make the creation to my satisfaction?
  8. Is my desired creation actually feasible? If not, how can I make it so?
  9. Are others involved in my creative process overall or specifically on a project basis? Who are those people?
  10. If my creation is for a specific demographic, do I have access to individuals to test my service or product?
  11. If the creation has a price point, what are the costs/expenses associated with it? Does this price point cover my expenses in making the product?
  12. Will there be probable variations of the creation or is it is a first in a series of designs?

Per usual, you can add or delete questions as it pertains to you. We look forward to hearing about how these questions helped you in your planning.

Time to plan the work and work the plan! Here’s to your process.

Tune in tomorrow for the next plan prompt.

 

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