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No matter whichever field you are in the fact remains that you need to constantly make efforts to boost your skills that help you enhance your creativity and productivity. And when it comes to writing, designing, or any field in which your creative skills play the vital role, you definitely need to keep a check on where your creative skills are landing you. I am sure at certain point of time you have faced a situation where you have felt the block. Writers know what exactly is writers’ block so do the designers. At one point or the other all you designers out there might have felt the designers’ block and I can well understand how furious it feels to face this situation. Coming to the point, here I have spent these words talking about creativity, productivity and efficiency for a reason.

Remember our article in which we discussed in detail about enhancing your productivity and efficiency by boosting your creativity-A Guide for Designers to Trigger their Creative Skills. We really hope that the article helped you incase you were facing the designers’ block. At one point while I was talking about boosting creativity an idea stuck in my mind. Books! Books that are well written with the clear aim to help readers trigger their creative skills thereby enhancing productivity and efficiency.

I agree with the fact that in today’s era where Internet rules the world books somewhere have lost their importance for the immense knowledge these impart as people have made a shift from books to blogs but the fact still remains that reading helps a lot.

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There are lot many people who spent good amount of time on Internet but love reading books for many good reasons of their own. Personally, I read a lot. Reading helps me in lot many ways. Infact it is a stress buster. Staring at my laptop for hours makes my eyes go tired but reading helps me rejuvenate and relaxes my mind besides improving my knowledge.  Well, each one of us has different reasons for being a book lover but one common thing is that books impart immense knowledge.

For all you designers out there who love reading and wish to get some books that would certainly help you in boosting creativity here I have compiled a list of best books for designers that are definitely worth checking out. Scroll down for more.

Amazing Books for Designers to Enhance Creativity

1. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

This classic self-help bestseller  provides a twelve-week course to guide the readers through the process of recovering their creative self. Its a step-by-step approach that enables you to transform your life, overcome artistic blocks including limiting beliefs, fear, sabotage, jealousy and guilt and replace them with self confidence and higher productivity.

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2. Creative Sparks by Jim Krause

How creative can you be? You don’t turn off the creative juices when you punch out for the day. That’s because, for you, creativity is more than just a job – it’s a passion. Even so, everyone needs a boost now and then. Creative Sparks by Jim Krause shows you how to ignite your design ingenuity 24/7. Jim Krause provides the friction with 150+ mind-bending concepts, images and exercises to help you boost your creativity.

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3. Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius, by Michael Michalko

Internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko’s Cracking Creativity focuses on how creative people think and how to put their secrets to work for you. In this book genius strategies are explained and broken down into simple lessons, liberally illustrated with fascinating anecdotes. You got to buy the book to know what all is in store for you.

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4. The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. The simple exercise mentioned in this book get you out of a mental block and make creativity a habit instead of a spark of divine inspiration.

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5.  It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden 

If you are the one who is full of ideas but lack the confidence to express them then this book is for you. This concise bestseller by advertising guru Paul Arden is a humorous guide to bringing out the best of your creative self.

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6. The Opposable Mind by Roger Martin

In this book the author draws on more than 50 management success stories including the masterminds behind The Four Seasons, Proctor & Gamble and eBay and much more to demonstrate how, like the opposable thumb, the opposable mind (the human brain) has the ability to hold two conflicting ideas in constructive tension to help synthesize superior ideas.

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7. The Book of Doing by Allison Arden

For all those of you who actually are facing time crunch but wish to boost creativity ‘The Book of doing is ideal for you. In this book, the author has suggested ways to transform 94 everyday activities into joyful and inventive exercises.

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8. How to Get Ideas by Adman Jack Foster

This book gives the ways out to let you know how to condition your mind to become ‘idea-prone,’ utilise your sense of humour, visualise your goals, and conquer your fear of rejection. In simple words ‘How to Get Ideas’ shows you how to come up with more ideas, faster and easier way.

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9. Lateral Thinking by Edward De Bono

Renowned physician Maltese and inventor Edward de Bono has helped millions of people to unleash their creativity by coming up with a step-by step practical textbook on creativity with formal techniques that need be applied to come up with fresh ideas.

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10. Ignore Everybody by Hugh McLeod

Ignore Everybody by Hugh McLeod draws from Macleod’s sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons and most useful advice which is written with the sole motive to boost your creativity.

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When was the last time you read a book that was inspiring enough to captivate you and changed the way of handling your work. If you keep looking to feed your brain with inspiration then these must-read books are genuinely worth it. Do let us know which one of these best books for designers you find worth buying.