Creativity

May 6, 2022
Mothers' Day paper gifts

Beautiful Mothers’ Day paper gifts

On May 8th, it’s Mothers’ Day in the USA. Here’s our pick of some of the most beautiful gifts for you to show your appreciation this […]
April 20, 2022
Pen and paper games

The best pen and paper games

Have you got a favorite office icebreaker? If you have, its likely it involves a pen and paper – since these simple tools are always close […]
March 11, 2022
Why design thinking matters

Why design thinking matters

Over the past twenty years, design thinking has been infiltrating school and college curriculums around the world – but there’s still a lot of confusion about […]
February 28, 2022
Interview with ajg

Interview with comic book illustrator António Jorge Gonçalves

António Jorge Gonçalves was born in 1964, in Lisbon, Portugal. He has a degree in Communication Design from Escola Superior de Belas-Artes in Lisbon, and an […]
December 7, 2021
Christmas craft projects

Christmas craft projects using natural materials

Why not snuggle in with a fun crafting activity during the dark evenings as we lead into the holiday season? These brilliant crafting projects are fun […]
September 17, 2021

Celebrate Doodle Day and help support people with epilepsy

The Business Optimizer team loves doodling as a tool to beat stress and aid concentration. That’s why we’re 100 percent behind this great initiative in aid […]
August 25, 2021

How Doodling Helps You Relax in Meetings

Did you know that famous doodlers include JFK, Ernest Hemingway, Queen Victoria, Victor Hugo, JK Rowling and Hillary Clinton? Or that, quite apart from indicating a […]
August 18, 2021

Let’s Get Creative: How to Paint with Colored Pencils

For our August art inspiration, the Business Optimizer team is exploring colored pencil instructions and asking: What are the best tips and techniques for creating art […]
July 7, 2021
hand written orange hello

Five Amazing Hand-Lettering Artists to Follow

Business Optimizer picks some of our favourite hand-lettering artists that are creating beautiful fonts and lettering. If you love calligraphy or like to see originality and […]
June 28, 2021

DIY Make Your Own Photo Album

How do you save your vacation snaps so that you can share them easily with friends and family? Photo books are the solution – and there […]
June 9, 2021

Most Popular Art Challenges to Try in 2021

Do you wish you had more time to pursue your artistic interests? Would you like to develop new drawing or design skills? Joining an Art Challenge […]
February 10, 2021
handwritten-notes

What is National Handwriting Day?

Did you know that there’s a national handwriting day? The day has been celebrated since 1977, thanks to the efforts of the Writing Instruments Manufacturer’s Association! […]
February 5, 2021
girl looking over a book

What’s so good about paper? [Infographic]

Why do we love paper? Although many have said along the years that paper would not prevail the ongoing technological revolution, it has actually found a […]