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Brainstorm: Daily Planner for Creative People.

Brainstorm is a daily planner that is geared toward people who use creativity in their jobs or schooling. 

When working on a school project or work for a client, ideas about the work come throughout the day. I would write these ideas on notebooks, sticky pads, receipts, or whatever I could find.

Keeping track of ideas this way is a mess. Writing something down on a sticky note is great for the time being...but what happens when your life is consumed by sticky notes? Or when you forget about the reminder you wrote to yourself that was inside your notebook. 

A few months ago I decided to organize my life and purchase a daily planner.

While shopping for a planner, I was astounded by the amount of information they required/wanted on a daily basis. Not to mention the confusion and "overuse" of visuals throughout the planners. I wanted a simple planner that did not require more energy to fill out then to do the actual events.

What I needed, What I wanted.

What I really wanted was a planner that was easy to fill out, had tons of white space and above all functional.

Weekly Planning Sheets
Weekly Planning Sheets

Brainstorm was created to fill in the gap between planning and creative thinking. 

What is brainstorming?

Brainstorming is when you and/or a group of people come up with an idea as a solution to a problem. In other words when you "think about something." 

Thinking is incredibly powerful. Everything in society, history, family tradition etc... was created from someone "thinking it" before "it" became practice. This "process of thinking" has been enhanced through time with the creation of writing and symbols. 

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something."  -Steve Jobs
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something." -Steve Jobs

Design and the practices associated with it, are the frontiers of our understanding of communication as humans with visuals, symbols and idea. 

Brainstorm is here to help the "modern creative" catch ideas as they come throughout the day. When you write the idea down in Brainstorm it becomes apart of your daily life. You can look at it for reference and make corrections as necessary. 

Ideas need space.

Ideas need room to grow. When using other planners I was cramped for room, especially when trying to keep an idea contained to the "Notes Box." Sometimes the information would spill over into the "planning sections" or run up the margins. 

A balance of planning and idea.
A balance of planning and idea.

With Brainstorm you do not have this problem. Brainstorm offers plenty of beautiful white space to catch ideas as they come throughout the day.

Planning VS Spontaneity 

Like all things, even planning should be done in moderation. Planning is the opposite of spontaneous creativity, but both are needed to be successful, even more so in a career field that demands both.

Brainstorm offers a balance of planning and creative flow. The "planning sheets" are easy to fill out and do not require much effort, while the creative sections offer room for expansion and complexity.

Intelligence is a force over time. F = T ∇ Sτ
Intelligence is a force over time. F = T ∇ Sτ

Ideas are built.

Ideas like other "creative things" are built. They are built from themselves and added information/energy. Ideas are not stagnant, but under constant revision and change. With Brainstorm you are able to easily add notes and revisions to your captured ideas.

Easy to travel with.
Easy to travel with.

Form Follows Function.

Brainstorms functional size makes travel easy. It is slightly smaller then a notebook at "B5" paper size (10x7 inches). According to many sources this page size is best suited for journals, notebooks and planners.

We tried it out and found that it was perfect for what we needed. You are not cramped for creative room when writing in Brainstorm.

Another bonus is Brainstorm's wire binding lets it lay flat. This makes it very easy to write in and use. Its all about Form and Function.

Developmental Work
Developmental Work
Timeline for Brainstorm
Timeline for Brainstorm

The Future: A Full Product Line.

With your help, we will be one step closer to achieving our goals!! We plan on developing a full product line of planners, notebooks and other tools that cater to creative people and offer simple but powerful solutions to our daily needs. 

We are also developing custom covers and other options to go along with Brainstorm. 

Sample of Planner & Sketchbook:

Brainstorm Planner & The A5 Pad Notebook
Brainstorm Planner & The A5 Pad Notebook

Something for the reader.

Thanks for reading and getting to the bottom!! Here's a lil something for you.

Clicking the image will take you to a download page. Inside the downloaded zip you will find files for isometric grid paper (.ai and .pdf) and you will also find a typeface. Phreq Typeface is a custom handmade display font. It works best as a graphic element (not for school papers!!).

Cheers

Kickstart Freebies - Phreq Typeface and Iso Grid Files
Kickstart Freebies - Phreq Typeface and Iso Grid Files

Risks and challenges

And just to note. The products that you see are our lovingly made Mock-Ups. The actual product will be printed from PrintNinja.com and feature quality non-coated matte paper as well as a solid durable cover.

There is always a small risk when dealing with printers, however PrintNinja has excellent reviews and customer service. There are direct reviews from others on the PrintNinja website, who have previously used Kickstarter and Printninja together to fulfill their campaigns.

We are ready to have the planners printed once the funding is complete.

Fulfillment will utilize Book Mailers and Standard Shipping Methods. The products will be packaged with bubble wrap and proper handling will be taken to insure the product is not damaged in transit.

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