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Creativity Cards™ from ArtMartyr is a 52-card deck designed with an image and a word on each face. There are exercises where you draw from a shuffled deck and free-associate the image and/or word. They were developed as an aid in breaking creative blocks for anyone trying to solve problems: The business person trying to develop a new process for management, the marketing professional blocked in new ways of reaching their target audience, the writer frustrated on a storyline, the architect struggling with the parameters of the engineer, and the designer working on a new concept, all can use exercises with the Creativity Cards™ to shift the way they approach a project. 

Flap Box Template from U.S. Playing Card Company
Flap Box Template from U.S. Playing Card Company

This project will be printed in the United States at the U.S. Playing Card Company on Bicycle Grade Playing Card Stock with embossed finish and tuck box. 

The cards were illustrated by artist/designer/illustrator Colin Freeman from Colins Workshop and with help from creativity expert RaShelle Roberts; Creative Coach at InVision

Sample Games/Exercises 2 of 4
LINK-IT: Shuffle cards. Draw two cards, and link the image on the first card with the word on the other card. Create a metaphor, write down the parallels and make new associations for each. In example: Popcorn and Arm. With his workout sessions the muscles on his arms suddenly blew up like popcorn.  How would a Popcorn and Arm be used in your problem? In an example for an HR professional with a problem of building employee morale: Offering movie tickets for employees on their anniversary date, or offering an afternoon specialty popcorn tasting event. 

As a Brainstorming Tool
Shuffle cards. Draw six (6) cards. Use the images or the words from each card in a brainstorming session. Force the words into your session as if they were contributed by another person. Remember, in a brainstorming session there are no wrong answers. Push your mind into fitting these words to your problem. Imagine how they will contribute to the ideas you are working on. They may not be the final answer, and you will be surprised that with this paradigm shift you will see the problem from a different angle or with new eyes. The diversity built in the cards will guarantee you certain creative outcomes. Take a look at these random cards. Utilize either the images, the words or both.

THE CREATIVE THINKING WORKSHOP:
We will facilitate a three hour workshop at your place of business in Southern California for no more than 10 persons. Our mission is to create, inspire and communicate invention through creative thinking. We look forward to providing your company more productivity and efficiency through a passionate workforce.  We will engage with discussions and exercises in creative moments, discover drives and motivation, review the 4 roles of creative process, implement strategic design parameters, practice exercises with the Creativity Cards and review how we can put these practices into your current challenge. Each participants receive a deck of the Creativity Cards.

ABOUT THE CREATOR:
Tony Colombini developed the Creativity Cards™ while teaching design and typography and presenting Creative Thinking Workshops for corporations and institutions throughout Southern California. Kickstarter is the perfect place for these cards to become a reality and continue to help hundreds in their quest for creative problem solving. 

ABOUT ARTMARTYR: ArtMartyr is the Kustom Kulture Gallery and Creative Product Development side of The Blacktop Media Network. 
The Blacktop Media Network is a conglomeration of business concepts in the vintage motorsports, and kustom kulture industries. Through a variety of channels, the Blacktop Media Network has a particular focus for the discerning enthusiast. Blacktop Magazine and Blacktop TV feature Hot Rod and Chopper content. Shocker Choppers Garage offers product testing, and custom builds for Blacktop Magazine. Blacktop Branding offers strategic marketing and creative design for high performing companies. Learn more at: BlacktopMedia.net.

Risks and challenges

I have over 20 years of design experience and have worked with a variety of printers and suppliers. Certainly, there are times when schedules go awry and I believe to have built in enough time for small changes in the production schedule. We are printing the cards through the U.S. Playing Card Company who is a leader in custom printed cards and don't anticipate any challenges. The artwork has all been created and ready to send the files to the printer for immediate scheduling in their traffic department. If you have any questions or concerns, please make them at our website or Facebook page. We look forward to sending you this powerful tool for your creative endeavors.

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    License to be Creative! A very much appreciated support which we will mention your name on our website (ArtMartyr.com) as a backer of the Creativity Cards. We will send you a "Creative License" PDF for you to download and share!

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    Early Backer Special!
    1 Deck of Creativity Cards from ArtMartyr. We will mention your name on our website (ArtMartyr.com) as a backer of the Creativity Cards.
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    The 10 Pack! Get a deck for the whole crew! A Ten Deck set of the Creativity Cards from ArtMartyr. Add extra decks for only $10.00 each! Get 'em for the whole class, office or studio! Also we will mention your name or business on our website as a backer of this project. (ArtMartyr.com)

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