Beware the Creative Thief

As designers and artists, we want to make pieces of work that we can call our own. Part of the excitement is being able to put our names beside our work and saying: I made this, and it’s here for you to see.

Some creatives worry about their ideas being stolen by someone bigger, badder, and bolder once their work gets posted publicly.

Others share regardless of the rampant idea-thievery that happens out of our control.

The point of living in a creative world is that ideas are free and for the taking, because ideas don’t carry value until they are realized (and to create value is why we became designers and artists).

Yet, giving yourself all the credit wouldn’t be fair to all those who helped you along the way, so this is why we give acknowledgements.

The point is that inspiration and ideas are everywhere, and they’re available for remixing as long as you’re willing to give something of value in return.

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