Organic collaboration is one of the things that inspires me the most. However, most of my collaborations occur online. They run through long threads of emails, texts, bulk file sharing—and the occasional selfie. I’ve been making music for about 10 years now, and over the last couple of years, I’ve taken up photography. I’m extremely passionate about both.
I’ve loved fashion since I was a kid. Even when I was just three, I was interested in designing. I opened my first boutique at 15 and have never really been as passionate about anything else. Given that, you might think the creative process is something that’s easy for me. But it’s actually pretty tough. Here’s a peek into that process, and how I collaborate with different teams around the world to bring our designs to the runway.
If there’s one thing we learned at the Sundance Film Festival, it’s that there are many paths that lead into a final creative work. Each film, song, painting, or other piece can be the result of long-gestating ideas, concentrated teamwork, calculated gambles, or all of the above.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and this rings particularly true for mobile apps. Need to check your flight status? Have some food delivered? Deposit a check? There are apps for all of these things, and they were all created by someone who saw a need. Dropbox Pro user Daniel Levine is no different — he saw a need, so he created an app to fill it. The big difference between Daniel and most people who create apps is that he’s not a developer; he works in law.
Almost everyone daydreams about building the perfect home someday, but what does it take to actually do it? For Marco and Irene, a married couple living in Italy, it took patience, persistence, and a lot of paperwork to make their dream home a reality. But with a little help from Dropbox, they were able to stay organized along the way.
According to David Baeza, there’s a huge opportunity for drones to help protect honey bees, save water, and improve crop yields around the world. This is because — according to David’s estimation — 80 percent of the world’s drones will be put to work in the agriculture industry by the year 2020. David is the co-founder of a company out of the Santa Ynez Valley in California called Vine-Rangers, which provides a “drones-as-a-service” product to help wine grape farmers maintain their vineyards more efficiently — and Dropbox is a critical part of the operation. Here’s how.