Tanner Christensen

Product designer at Facebook. Creativity expert. Here are some of the things I think from time-to-time. More at: http://tannerc.com


The Invaluable Importance of Movement

A brief exploration on why chasing success is the quickest route to failure.


How to Strengthen Your Design Portfolio

You only get one first impression, so make it a good one.

I’m often asked what I look for in a portfolio of creative work…


Where Inspiration Should Sit at the Table of Design

How useful is searching for pre-constructed solutions to problems that aren’t always exactly the one we’re…


How I Turned an Idea Into a Hit iPad App

From idea to execution, this is the story of Brainbean.

Tanner Christensen


What Art is for

Maybe.

Tanner Christensen

I sat looking at a particularly peculiar painting draped across one of the spotlessly white walls of the Dallas…


Why Weird Works

When it comes to generating original ideas, your best bet is simply to pursue the weird


The Invaluable Importance of Movement

A brief exploration on why chasing success is the quickest route to failure.


How to Feel Successful and Not at All Inadequate in One Easy Step

Can doing one small thing, today, change how we view what it means to succeed?


The Best Advice on Failure

Insights on feeling like a failure from Seth Godin, Ben Pieratt, and Jonathan Harris.


10,000 Strokes to a Masterpiece


Painting isn’t inherently difficult.

You put some wet paint onto the fibers of a brush and then stroke it against a canvas and you’re off…


Make it Profound

Or don’t speak up at all.


But why?

How often do you hold back on sharing a thought or idea because it doesn’t seem profound?