University of Washington
The Unlimited Box
Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
There it is in front of me: a box, its edges carefully encased in a glossy white wrapping paper. The exterior is plain and simple—she loves things minimalistic. Inside, an ambient light in the shape of a mystical creature glows her favorite color. There’s a handwritten poem for her too. I’m proud of all the thought that went into it.
To me, Christmas, birthdays, and all the little occasions someone might mark on a calendar as “special" are ideal for small surprises—small bits of my mind that just want to create.It has to be practical—useful yet aesthetically appealing. It has to be personal—something that highlights their importance in my life. Most importantly, it has to be spontaneous and thoughtful—no good gift should ever feel forced. Too many people think of gifts as mere tradition.Gift-giving is an art. There’s a perfect gift for everyone—you just know it when you see it. Whether in a professional environment or a personal one with the friends and family I love, a facial expression tells more than words can describe. The smile that breaks out from the look of surprise—there’s no better indication that my creativity paid off
I’ve always wanted to turn gimmicky ideas into practical realities, not for the purpose of selling,...
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