About the Book
From one of today’s leading creative minds comes a book for modern rebels about how to find success―without losing your edge. Written for uncompromising creative thinkers and aspiring change-makers, The Art of Creative Rebellion encapsulates insights and wisdom collected over a life of creative and professional success.
In a frank, reflective and insightful series of letters to young free thinkers, John S. Couch shares the knowledge he wishes he’d had at the beginning of his own career journey. With refreshing irreverence and candor, he does more than urge young iconoclasts and non-conformists to follow their passions―he lays out the uncompromising principles they must cultivate in order to thrive in a world that seems to reward conformity.
Filled with honest self-reflection of his own missteps, Couch mentors his readers through the steps of finding their courage, embracing discomfort, and nurturing creative habits that strengthen their true self and power their careers.
Above all, The Art of Creative Rebellion is a guide to shaping a life, career and reality that nourishes the spirit and feeds the soul―with no compromises or apologies.
About the Author
Widely recognized as one of the great creative minds of our modern world, John S. Couch is a prolific artist and designer working as an Entertainment and Technology Specialist focused on cross-platform content strategies. He is currently Vice President, Product Design for on-demand video service Hulu, where he lead its successful 2017 Hulu Experience redesign across mobile, living room and web platforms. His first job out of college was curating an art show in London of Beat writer William Burroughs’ “Shotgun Paintings” (as implied, shotguns and exploding cans of spray paint were involved). In classic young starving artist mode, he ambulated to Paris, Vienna and Tokyo before finally settling in San Francisco. He launched his design career at Wired Magazine, where he shared an office with Douglas Coupland (“Generation X”) and developed a love for technology, design and tech. Fluent in Japanese, he helped launch Wired Japan before moving to LA, where he took on leadership roles at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), CBS and eBay, finally landing at Hulu. Couch lives with his wife and daughter in the Santa Monica Mountains, California, where, in addition to his day job, he writes every morning before sunrise and paints every evening.
The Art of Creative Rebellion:
How to champion creativity, change culture, and save your soul
Page Two Books, January 21st, 2020
Paperback with flaps
$19.95 US / $24.95 CAD / $14.99 GBP
9.99 US / 9.99 CAD
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