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Tanner Christensen
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Attended Utah Valley University
Lives in Palo Alto, CA
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"This is the sort of book you wake up early for, so that you can be sure to get your creative challenge in first thing"

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The Creativity Challenge is a book by author and designer, Tanner Christensen. Filled with 150+ creativity prompts, you'll feel inspired from page one.
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Here's a news article about me and an app I made a year ago.
Tanner Christensen wasn't in the app-making business, but he had a personal itch that he wanted to scratch. He wanted an app that would kindle a person's creativity, so he created Brainbean.
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The mental states that make #meditation  help or hinder #creative  thinking...
I’ve always said that when it comes to improving your creativity, it’s not enough to simply read advice columns or books on the subject, but rather: you must find what works for you, personally. One...
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"Sometimes it feels like my ideas are only good enough to write down."

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It’s hard to tell good ideas apart from bad ones when they first burst into our mind. Good ideas are rarely initially viewed as such, and bad ideas are too easily mistaken for worthwhile ones. So we...
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"Ultimately I think the hardest part of the creative process is something that influences all of the above: our inability to simply let creativity occur. In more succinct terms: time to think."

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"Through the 150 unique creative challenges spanning 200 pages within The Creativity Challenge, you’ll find your footing on how to think creatively."

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Thinking creatively on-the-spot can be hard and sometimes even a little scary. But it doesn’t have to be. The Creativity Challenge is for anyone who wishes they could take their craft or hobby to the...
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"Anyone can be more creative. It's just a matter of breaking the ruts in your thinking." Here are 10 ways to do just that...

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Anyone can be more creative. It's just a matter of breaking the ruts in your thinking.
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Every idea starts messy, it's important to keep moving.

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The messiness of our ideas can often be daunting or discouraging. But if we stick through the mess, if we keep working on the idea, we not only end up with something polished and powerful, we set...
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It's here! My new creative exercise book The Creativity Challenge is now available!

If you haven't yet, pick up a copy (less than $12!) and give your brain a kick with the 150 creative challenges the book holds. I'm really excited to get this into your hands, I've been using the challenges for the past month to do everything from solving projects at work to coming up with date ideas. It's a lot of fun.

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"Learn how to build whatever it is you need, then go build it."
Or: Three important things to keep in mind when working on a weekend project
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Discovering the obscure through attention and curiosity

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Product designer
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Creativity, web and mobile development, web design, copywriting, marketing
Employment
  • 99u by Behance
    Contributing Author, 2014 - present
    Contributor to 99u by Behance (part of the Adobe family). Providing insights and inspiration to creative professionals around the world.
  • Creative Something
    Founder, 2008 - present
    Producing content to help you be more creative.
  • Facebook
    Product Designer, 2014 - present
  • CLEARLINK
    Agency Creative, 2011 - 2014
  • Aspindle
    Founder, 2011 - 2013
  • Fanzter, Inc.
    Marketing Manager
  • MarketSplash by HP
    Marketing Manager
  • Tanner Christensen Freelance Design
    Founder
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Palo Alto, CA
Previously
Salt Lake City, UT - Provo, UT - Biloxi, MS
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Product designer, creativity expert, full-time nerd
Introduction
I am a product designer, making things to inspire and motivate creatives and businesses.

Education
  • Utah Valley University
    Creative Arts, Psychology, 2009 - 2011
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