CLOSED Book Giveaway: The Good Creative by Paul Jarvis

Win yourself a copy of The Good Creative’18 Ways to make better art by Paul Jarvis, (we are giving away one physical copy and two digital/audiobooks.) read the full details below on how to enter.


About the Author & Book

Paul Jarvis is a web designer, best-selling author and gentleman of adventure. His writing appears in Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Smashing Magazine, Communication Arts, The Next Web, Adobe’s 99u, GOOD Magazine and many other publications.

‘You’re creative. You dream and plan and make stuff – all the time. And whether that “stuff” is a book, a startup, or abstract crayon art on the bathroom wall, you have a nagging feeling that you could take your work further. Do it better. Become more successful.

In The Good Creative, I outline the 18 habits of the world’s most respected artists. It’s a concise, invigorating manifesto for creative pursuits of every kind.’


How To Enter

  • You MUST comment on this giveaway with your biggest guilty habit as a designer.

‘I’m guilty of taking coffee breaks every 30 minutes’ ‘I’m guilty of lying in on a monday morning until lunchtime when working from home.’ ‘I’m guilty of being distracted watching television when I’m meant to be working’ etc


  1. One entry allowed per day, entry is by commenting on this article below.
  2. Prize(s) are one copy of The Good Creative in Paperback, with two runners up getting the digital/audiobook version.
  3. The Giveaway runs from Tuesday 10th June until Tuesday 17th June 2014.
  4. Design Juices will pick each winner at random.
  5. You have 7 days to claim your prize when the winner is announced.

Buy The Good Creative Online | The Good Creative Website | @pjrvs

  • Tate

    I usually browse the internet for inspiration but would end up wasting hours browsing on non related stuffs

  • Buttercrumble

    I am guilty of distracting myself from work by writing to-do lists! Sometimes might be too organised. 😉

  • Nils Mielke

    I am guilty of thinking of the office as my happy place.

  • Derrick Koon

    I am guilty of showing up to work two hours before everyone else….

  • Maxine

    I’m too easily distract… ooh look, a dancing cat!

  • Nils Mielke

    I am guilty of correcting people’s micro typographic skills aaaaall the time, which is a huge undertaking in Germany.

  • Colin McCalmont

    Im guilty of doing all my thinking in the shower then forgetting everything by the time i get out.

  • Stacy Kleber

    Guilty of spending a lot of time choosing the perfect photo…

  • Kate Cruise

    I’m guilty of wanting to design and make far more things than I have the skills or time for. For example, I’m currently working on setting up a fashion/product business, but I’ve also recently agreed to illustrate a book. But before I even start all of that I really want to make a new dress and a cushion cover…

  • Nils Mielke

    I am guilty of reading waaay too much Twitter while “working”.

  • Losttime

    I am guilty of being negative with new briefs, I guess it is part of my procress of resolving the issues to get a clear answer, but I know this gets a little annoying (especially to the accounts teams). “so there is NO budget for photos’…

  • Cubo Grad Scheme

    I’m guilty of chain drinking tea – aka getting up to make another one every 20 minutes.

  • Samara سمارة

    I am guilty of entering prize-givaway’s when I should be working :)

  • Jared Thompson

    haha we’ll let you off for that one!

  • Jared Thompson

    ah a typical brit there!

  • Jared Thompson

    Something we can all improve on i’m sure.

  • Jared Thompson

    Dipping in and out of twitter can sometimes give that spark of inspiration though!

  • Jared Thompson

    Sounds like a hefty to-do list kate!

  • Jared Thompson

    Nothing is ever perfect!

  • Jared Thompson

    time for a waterproof notepad?

  • Jared Thompson

    wait a dancing wh… hehe its dancing

  • Jared Thompson

    always early never late. It’s a positive!

  • Jared Thompson

    haha often quite the opposite?

  • Jared Thompson

    Gotta learn to tick them off more!

  • Jared Thompson

    time to allot time for inspiration and no longer!

  • Greg Carter

    I’m guilty for putting my pencil drawings, which I do for fun, before doing proper work, which is actually important..

  • fdneal

    I’m guilty of not coming up with creative excuses for not being creative

  • Nils Mielke

    I am guilty of bookmarking far more interesting articles (and ebooks, for that matter) on design and coding than I will be able to read in a lifetime.

  • MaryJane Mitchell

    I am guilty of second guessing myself when designing, instead of just getting on with it.

  • Nils Mielke

    I am guilty of posting right here on a rather regular basis.