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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 30 2019 12:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

make it pop is a (Kinda) NSFW Design Thinking Card Game 

Do you often find yourself sitting alone, with co-workers or even friends telling yourself...

  • "I'm not creative." 
  • "I don't have a creative bone in my body." 
  • "I don't think I can contribute creatively."
  • "It's too hard to be creative."

We tend to limit ourselves when it comes to creativity and often associate creativity with artistic people. The thing is, we are ALL creative so... Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a game/tool that would help hone those creative muscles? 

make it pop is a card game for design thinkers that want to tackle hilariously unconventional clients that are not safe for work... kinda. 

We created make it pop to help cure those suffering from creative block syndrome while empowering them to take on new challenges with a more abstract mindset. 

Flex your creative muscles

We wanted to create something that would give people, whether they’re from a creative background or not, the confidence to contribute, speak up and express their awesomely creative ideas. By playing make it pop, you will be flexing your creative muscles while being more creatively confident!


Create Brief > Brainstorm > Discuss > Laugh
Create Brief > Brainstorm > Discuss > Laugh

A powerful tool that's seriously fun! 

make it pop is a 

  • fantastic creative exercise for workshops
  • an awesome tool for design-battles
  • essential for brainstorming sessions
  • an absolute hoot at parties

and will

  • thaw the awkwardness when used as an icebreaker. 

Basically, it's extremely versatile!


How can this deck help you?

Flex your creative confidence | Brainstorm like Zeus | Put your design thinking into Overdrive!
Flex your creative confidence | Brainstorm like Zeus | Put your design thinking into Overdrive!

Design Thinking: make it pop can help you become a better design thinker. With it's (Kinda) NSFW briefs, it'll get you using over 9000% of your brain capacity.

Creative Confidence: Guaranteed to empower you and your co-workers into speaking up when it comes to anything creative. 

Serious Play: Have a blast while learning invaluable skills.

Brainstorming: Let us help you brew the perfect (brain)storm by practising with your co-workers, students, team and/or friends. 

It's super simple to use/play.

1. Choose a black task card from the deck

2. Choose a red client card from the deck

3. Combine the cards to create your brief

4. Create, Ideate, Brainstorm, Discuss, Laugh, Enjoy and Repeat!


Watch our how to play video ↓↓↓ 

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What's in the box: 

52 Cards to level up your design thinking and creative confidence!


Black Task Cards: 

Black task cards give you the context for your creativity; setting the "what" that you need to create; they're varied to test your flexibility. 



Red Task Cards:

Red client cards are designed to test your creative flexibility and create a lot of fun; they’re obscure & ridiculous.  


Creative Challenge Example: 

Watch what we did ↓↓↓ 

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Who we've helped

make it pop was made for creatives, and we are ALL creatives. 

When  @makeitpopgame  ends your  @weareAbstrakt  agency day like this!! What’s not to love! Great game 10/10 would recommend. #makeitpopgame #agencylife #design #digital #marketing #designthinking
When @makeitpopgame ends your @weareAbstrakt agency day like this!! What’s not to love! Great game 10/10 would recommend. #makeitpopgame #agencylife #design #digital #marketing #designthinking

Here are some of the amazing places that are using make it pop 

Universities:  Swinburne, University of Hull, York, Newcastle Business School, Sunderland Uni Psychology Students, Warwick Uni, Leeds University,  Agencies:  Drummond,  Th_nk, Abstrack, Status Digital, Hedgehog Labs, MakeReign.  General Assembly,  Companies:  Uber, Shopify, DHL, Aurecon Group, AJ&Smart, Sega, Hammerhead Studios, Life Centre, NHS
Universities: Swinburne, University of Hull, York, Newcastle Business School, Sunderland Uni Psychology Students, Warwick Uni, Leeds University, Agencies: Drummond, Th_nk, Abstrack, Status Digital, Hedgehog Labs, MakeReign. General Assembly, Companies: Uber, Shopify, DHL, Aurecon Group, AJ&Smart, Sega, Hammerhead Studios, Life Centre, NHS

Since launching our Kickstarter last year we've sold our standard edition to creative badasses around the world. They're using make it pop in their agencies, classrooms, lectures, workshops, icebreaker sessions, design-sprints and parties.

However, make it pop is not just for people in the creative industry. It can be used as a brainstorming tool for communication/warm-up exercises as well as a catalyst to improve creativity and morale during a team-building exercise.

 The Cool Blue team talking about their website for a Tapeworm farm ↓↓↓ 

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It's designed to thaw the awkwardness you'd normally experience when you are doing cringeworthy icebreakers. This is by encouraging users to apply brainstorming techniques into each unconventional creative challenge.

Rewards 

Design thinking starter kit includes: Dot-Grid Sticky Notes, Pencil, Dot-Grid Notebook, Pen, Highlighter Pens, Sticker Pack, E-Book: The Art of Being a Creative Badass and whatever else we have lying around
Design thinking starter kit includes: Dot-Grid Sticky Notes, Pencil, Dot-Grid Notebook, Pen, Highlighter Pens, Sticker Pack, E-Book: The Art of Being a Creative Badass and whatever else we have lying around
(Kinda) NSFW Design Thinking Game EARLYBIRD SPECIAL: Get a copy of our NSFW design thinking card game and we'll throw in one of our sticker packs.  INCLUDES: make it pop (Kinda) NSFW deck Sticker Pack: Choose from the Geeky Culture or Creativity Pack
(Kinda) NSFW Design Thinking Game EARLYBIRD SPECIAL: Get a copy of our NSFW design thinking card game and we'll throw in one of our sticker packs. INCLUDES: make it pop (Kinda) NSFW deck Sticker Pack: Choose from the Geeky Culture or Creativity Pack
NSFW deck + Design Thinking Kit Our (Kinda) NSFW design thinking card game bundled with our design thinking starter-kit.  Starter kick includes;  - Dot-Grid Notebook  - Pencil  - Pens  - Stickers  - Highlighters  - The Art of Being A Creative Badass (Ebook)  - Dot-Grid Sticky Notes  - Pencil Case  INCLUDES: make it pop (Kinda) NSFW deck The make it pop Design Thinking Starter Kit
NSFW deck + Design Thinking Kit Our (Kinda) NSFW design thinking card game bundled with our design thinking starter-kit. Starter kick includes; - Dot-Grid Notebook - Pencil - Pens - Stickers - Highlighters - The Art of Being A Creative Badass (Ebook) - Dot-Grid Sticky Notes - Pencil Case INCLUDES: make it pop (Kinda) NSFW deck The make it pop Design Thinking Starter Kit

(Kinda) NSFW Deck + Standard Deck The NSFW design thinking card game with the bigger standalone safe for work version.
(Kinda) NSFW Deck + Standard Deck The NSFW design thinking card game with the bigger standalone safe for work version.
NSFW Deck + Standard Deck + Stickers
NSFW Deck + Standard Deck + Stickers
NSFW & Standard Deck + Design Kit Both versions of make it pop and the design thinking starter kit.  Starter kick includes;  - Dot-Grid Notebook  - Pencil  - Pens  - Stickers  - Highlighters  - The Art of Being A Creative Badass (Ebook)  - Dot-Grid Sticky Notes  - Pencil Case
NSFW & Standard Deck + Design Kit Both versions of make it pop and the design thinking starter kit. Starter kick includes; - Dot-Grid Notebook - Pencil - Pens - Stickers - Highlighters - The Art of Being A Creative Badass (Ebook) - Dot-Grid Sticky Notes - Pencil Case
x2 NSFW Decks Two copies of the NSFW expansion deck for you and a friend. Or just for you, we won't judge.
x2 NSFW Decks Two copies of the NSFW expansion deck for you and a friend. Or just for you, we won't judge.
x2 NSFW Decks + x2 Standard Decks Two copies of both versions of make it pop. Go on, DO IT!
x2 NSFW Decks + x2 Standard Decks Two copies of both versions of make it pop. Go on, DO IT!
x4 NSFW Decks Two not enough, how about four copies! For you, your friend, your team, or you!
x4 NSFW Decks Two not enough, how about four copies! For you, your friend, your team, or you!
x10 NSFW Decks How about 10 copies! 10 copies of our standalone NSFW design thinking expansion deck.  Ideal for SME's, medium-large agencies, schools, gifting friends, this reward has you covered.
x10 NSFW Decks How about 10 copies! 10 copies of our standalone NSFW design thinking expansion deck. Ideal for SME's, medium-large agencies, schools, gifting friends, this reward has you covered.
Pledge £55 or more Everything we have... Oh boy, here we go!  You get a copy of everything we have and there's a lot. Neatly hand-packed and lovingly sent to you!  Your pack will contain  - Both Versions of make it pop  - All three volumes of our make it pop creative confidence manga  - All our books  - Both sticker packs and our limited edition stickers  - Creative confidence enamel pins  - Our design thinking kit
Pledge £55 or more Everything we have... Oh boy, here we go! You get a copy of everything we have and there's a lot. Neatly hand-packed and lovingly sent to you! Your pack will contain - Both Versions of make it pop - All three volumes of our make it pop creative confidence manga - All our books - Both sticker packs and our limited edition stickers - Creative confidence enamel pins - Our design thinking kit

Just under a year ago, our first Kickstarter succeeded in bringing make it pop into the world - but we knew we weren’t done. The biggest feedback received was that we should write more obscure client cards so we've created the (Kinda) NSFW deck.

The Newcastle Journal September 2018
The Newcastle Journal September 2018

We want you to further challenge yourself creatively and have fun in the process. As well as being usable with the standard edition of make it pop, the (Kinda) NSFW edition can be used as a standalone product - loaded with everything you need - and handily pocket-size. 

The party poppers aka team!

Ade-Lee is the Co-Founder of make it pop and Creative Director. Born in Ibaraki-Ken prefecture he is an avid believer in Creative Confidence and Design Thinking for better experiences. With 10 years in the creative industry it's kind of unfortunate that he still doesn't have a clue what he's doing. He is also a 'fashion enthusiast', gamer, father and a shameless nerd.

Matt does the marketing stuff for make it pop as well as all the techie website stuff. He has a career spanning over 8 years in marketing, so... Good for him. When he is not being hounded by Ade, he is playing Dungeons and Dragons and writing erotic fan fiction with his wife and two cats.

Scott is the go-to for photography, videography and all that other awesome jazz. Scott is the male version of Audrey Plaza where he is incredibly talented but scours at the world for not getting how deep he is. With 5 years in the creative industry and a questionable rap sheet, Scott is pretty good at what he does. He loves hentai and X-Men.

  • Scott will not have read this. He will say he did we all know he didn't.

Ivan is the duke of illustration and animation. A man with endless talents and a heart of gold. When he's not creating awesome things, he's out for long walks with his pup and watching Neon Genesis Evangelion and Selo gori, a baba se češlja.

Zoe aka ZoZo is our lil champion of content. Responsible for 99% of our blogs, she's become the gatekeeper of our brand voice. She's pretty amazing!

We're social!

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges
With all print-based projects, you run the risk of differences in design and print. We've already created a prototype edition, identified some mistakes (a colour being wrong due to ink soak and more than a couple spelling mistakes) and made moves to prevent them in the future.

To absolutely guarantee the end product is perfect, we've opted to have a physical hard copy delivered before the main game is printed.

We've also left plenty of time to deliver on our pledges, with the main game shipping requiring 12 weeks to be guaranteed ready: 2 weeks to receive and check the prototype, 4 weeks for production, 5 weeks for delivery and 1 week for packing and shipping to you lovely bastards.

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    - All three volumes of our make it pop creative confidence manga
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    - Both sticker packs and our limited edition stickers
    - Creative confidence enamel pins
    - Our design thinking kit

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