With change happening faster and faster in our tech-ruled world, being able to think creatively, flexibly, and quickly is more important than ever. In Your Idea Starts Here, graphic designer Carolyn Eckert offers 75 specific questions, techniques, and exercises - cleverly combined with fascinating infographics and other visuals - to jump-start creative thinking. Don't know what you want your project to be? Make a list of things you don't want it to be. Don't know where to start? Say one word that relates to your idea and invite a friend to say another word that relates to yours. See where five or ten rounds take you. Think like a hero or a fashion designer, work within a time limit, look in unexpected places, think tiny, do the opposite, shuffle your papers, and explore your creativity to the fullest! There's something here to inspire and strengthen every smart idea, all in an innovative little book that makes a perfect gift for anyone, including yourself.