Pascal Campion [pascalcampion]
How and why did you begin to be creative?
I started being creative by asking questions... mainly asking MYSELF questions.
Then I picked up a pencil, or a marker and started to draw some of these questions..and their potential answers. I found that very amusing at first, then it became a fascination and it never stopped
Your mind is your work tool. How do you take care of it?
By working hard and playing hard. I make sure I get some creative rest by NOT working all the time
How do you avoid repeating yourself, or falling into formula? How do you stay fresh?
I try to not look back at what I've done, and I try to always learn something new. I have a direction in which I'm progressing, so I try to stay on course!
I can't help but feel that I do repeat myself quite a bit though...and, usually, when I get that feeling, I push harder to move forward
Do you have a ritual like retiring to a lonely place from time to time to cleanse your mind?
I go to a movie.
It helps me short circuit my brain for a bit, take it off the creative process.
What cultural sources do you draw from the most?
I grew up in France, but I was born in the states. When I was in France, kids thought I was american, and here, people think of me as French person.
Because of that , I always have been in between cultures, and open to all others.
To answer your question, I take a lot from French culture, quite a bit from the American one, and all the rest from around the world
Who have your teachers been?
A lot of people.
Every artist I meet is a teacher of some sort.
When you accept a job, how much value do you place on each of the following? Money, creative liberty, visibility, and to work with the best.
Have you ever had a job that was so stimulating that you could not get your mind off of it?
"To give birth to ideas." Is this only an expression, or are there really parallels between giving birth and creativity?
I get the idea, although I've never had a baby!
Hmmm I think it's actually very different
Does spirituality contribute to your creativity?
It is possible to fall in love with a bad idea simply because it is yours. How do you avoid this?
Yes it is.
It's hard to avoid, but, tipically, an idea "works" or doesn't. If you're able to see it working, than it's probably not all that bad, if you can't see it in action, it probably means it;s a bad one, no matter who came up with it
Must someone be the leader or boss in order for a creative team to function well?
I think there need to be ONE creative vision, and not a mish mash of them
Declaration: With what person or business would you like to work?
There are so many... I wouldn't know how to begin to answer that. I'm open to all kinds of stuff, and especially the ones i don't know about yet!
What criteria do you use when selecting someone to be a part of your creative team?
If they are people I get along with
The armchair psychologist: Is creativity an act of rebellion for you?
What is the best advertisement you've seen recently?
I'm drawing a blank here
Do you work well under pressure?
What city in the world currently attracts you due to its creative environment?
How is an idea sold?
What do you feel when, after two or three years, you see an idea of yours again?
I feel funny.
Ideas can come simultaneously to different people in different places with no connection to one another. How do you explain this phenomenon?
You are as good as your last idea. Wouldn't you like to have a more secure type of work?
It's not only a line of work, it's a way of life, and I love it
San Francisco, USA