Supercreative builds tiny digital tools for creatives. Founded in 2020 by Ben Issen, we’re a small team in Paris filming our journey and challenges on Youtube. Learn more about Supercreative in this simple /about page.
Creativity and productivity are opposites. One requires time, the other minimizes it. One can't be measured, the other needs to be. One creates to-do lists, the other checks them off. The opposition between creativity and productivity is the fundamental tension all creative professionals face.
Now, creatives are becoming freelancers. When responsibility is shifted to the individual, it is one's own actions that determine success or failure: to deliver on time, to get the bills paid or to manage multiple clients. As freelancers, as entrepreneurs of ourselves, being productive is a requirement, not an option.
Supercreative builds tools for creatives to become more productive, tools of focus and play.
Can we collaborate?
Yes. We collaborate with brands, artists and hackers to build tools we're proud of. Send us an email with your project idea.
What is your refund policy?
For digital products, no refunds. For physical products, contact us by email.
Does Supercreative store my credit card information?
We use Stripe, a third-party platform, to process and manage payments.
What if I need help with one of your products?
We're always available by email and on Twitter to help if you have any issue.
It all starts with an idea. But our mind goes blank, we lack imagination, so we wait for inspiration to strike. We shouldn't wait, creativity can be orchestrated. By noticing, capturing and remixing ideas systematically, we can generate new ideas infinitely.
We're lazy, we don't have time, we lose interest. We never finish anything. But we can create consistently when we have an objective, accountability and deadlines. No, your next creation will not be a hit, so just focus on quantity. And slowly, creating will become a habit.
When we're brave enough to finally share our work, we feel judged, out of place, an annoyance. This vulnerability keeps us from posting anything. But we have to overcome this fear, publish, get useful feedback, refine our vibe, and keep our head on the work, because that's how we grow.
Being paid for our creative work is exhilarating, but seems impossible at first. Pricing? Taxes? Talking to clients? Diversifying our income? Yuck, help me out! But money allows us to keep creating. And as we grow as professionals, we have to learn how to balance the time creating for others and time creating for ourselves.
It seems to be working well for us: we create, we earn a living, and yet, deep inside us, we're stressed. Not enough time to think, to keep up with our schedule, to pursue all our projects. Is our passion fading? Ultimately, we have to master our time and focus on the initial conditions of our self-sustaining creative system.