Creativity in Fashion Design: An Inspiration Workbook aims to inspire and empower designers by helping them to develop their personal creativity and use it as a tool to achieve design goals. Activities throughout the book demonstrate that creativity is a tool available to anyone who understands its components and teach students to identify and then seek out or avoid the personal and environmental factors that promote or inhibit their own creativity.
Workbook format combines theory with immediate application
Lessons balance the importance of creativity with the reality of market needs
Chapter-opening vignettes place each chapter's concepts in a fashion industry context
Dynamic Inspiration Notebook (DIN) activities and assignments encourage students to apply and practice concepts
Chapter objectives, summaries, key terms, and assignments ranging from short answers to full design projects aid in the learning process
Inspiration journal templates show students how to effectively document, sort, and combine their thoughts and ideas
Creativity and Fashion Design
The Creativity and the Environment
Creativity and Cognition
Creativity and Character Traits
Creativity and Motivation
Creativity and the Design Process
Creativity in the Industry
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, EdD, is a Professor and Chair of the Apparel Department at Dominican University specializing in fashion design, flat pattern design and computer-aided design. She is a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association (ITAA), the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), and Fashion Group International (FGI) and has received a number of design awards from the organizations. Jennings has many years experience in the fashion industry as a designer and patternmaker.