#CivitotInspo continues with a fun interview with Sam Kirchner and how he gets into his creative mindset.
Do you have a morning ritual that gets you into a creative space for your workday?
I find that I tend to be more inspired to work creatively on days when I’m listening to music during my morning ritual, even if it’s just belting out the lyrics to 2000s-era emo songs on my drive to work. If I get stuck in a creative rut during the day, taking a step back from the computer and taking a walk around the neighborhood to get coffee usually does the trick.
What type of music (if any) helps you get into a creative or prolific mindset in or out of the office?
I’ll listen to just about anything, but I tend to gravitate toward a healthy balance of indie and rap/hip hop. Finding the right song/album/playlist from either genre can really set the tone for the day.

Any other fun facts about your creative process?

I find that it’s incredibly important to draw inspiration and knowledge from past design experiences, whether it’s a project that I helped bring to fruition, read about, or simply visited in the past. Looking at old pictures of past projects can help us to learn from successes and failures.


Learn more about Sam Kirchner and the other Civitots that make up Civitas: https://civitasinc.com/civitots/

Sam Kirchner
Sam Kirchner