I find it interesting how people view artists. Most people view artists as being free-thinking and sort of wacky. In my opinion, the best artists are the BEST problem solvers.
This goes for everything, whether it’s trouble-shooting your computer, to coming up with a kick-ass title card, to creating an illustration for a composite. Whether problem-solving works for other aspects of your life, I have no idea, but for me, I definitely think it does. Problem solving is not only essential to my work, but also in life.
Take for instance, my issue with my boss. He insists on having his desk face the window rather than the door…wow..very feng shui! I say Hi to the back of his head, I say goodbye to the back of his head and rarely does he ever turn around to answer a question. So, as an excellent problem solver, I came up with the perfect solution! :)
So just realize that for those of you that are not artists, if you’re problem solving, then you’re thinking like one!