Creative unconscious, also known as active imagination, is a Jungian theory pertaining to opening up a dialogue with your unconscious in order to trigger a shift in how the conscious and unconscious minds work together.

The Creative Unconscious seemed like a fitting name for this project which aims to gain insight into the sometimes invisible or un-thought-of processes of creative peoples while unearthing if it is, in fact, possible to remain a creative individual while pursuing a career as a creative professional. 

 

THE ORIGIN STORY

The Creative Unconscious was born late one night, as most good ideas are wont to do, while I was brushing my teeth. After being out of school and in the working world for about year-and-a-half, I was feeling like my personal creative endeavors were either falling flat or non-existent and I started to wonder if my peers and fellow creatives were going through anything similar, or if they were finding a successful outlet for their creative energy. 

So, I started emailing friends and creatives that I admire, asking them to participate in a brief series of questions about their personal creative work: where they find inspiration, what keeps them motivated, and if they have trouble balancing being creative as a profession with generating personal work. This is what happened.


Photo by Tiffany Hsu ABOUT MEGHAN I’m a multidisciplinary designer and art director, located in Seattle. I believe that good design has the ability to invisibly elevate the world we live in, that it should be seamlessly integrated within our surroundings. The shape our environments take around us is ultimately driven by use. It is within the integration of form and function that my passion lies -particularly in the transition from the digital realm to the physical world. You can find out more about me and see some of my work at www.elsewheredesign.co. Thank you for stopping by The Creative Unconscious!

Photo by Tiffany Hsu

ABOUT MEGHAN
I’m a multidisciplinary designer and art director, located in Seattle. I believe that good design has the ability to invisibly elevate the world we live in, that it should be seamlessly integrated within our surroundings. The shape our environments take around us is ultimately driven by use. It is within the integration of form and function that my passion lies -particularly in the transition from the digital realm to the physical world. You can find out more about me and see some of my work at www.elsewheredesign.co. Thank you for stopping by The Creative Unconscious!