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“I love to design.” – Tom Ford

Add leading American fashion designer Tom Ford to the list of accomplished dyslexic designers and film directors. Tom Ford is best known for his Tom Ford label of clothing and eyewear, but he was also film director for the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man, designer of clothing for the hit series Suits, and past creative […]

Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

 BBC Science:  “…artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.

The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist’s talent could be innate…these detailed scans revealed that the artist group had significantly more grey matter in the area of the brain called the precuneus in the parietal lobe.”

From Cerebral Cortex […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Art, Brain, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, Premium, Premium Content, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

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Dyslexia, Literature, and Imagination

“From a very young age, emphasis was always on the visual…”  Andrew Green shares his experience in his graduate thesis of growing up visually and virtually print-free.

After he discovered audiobooks and it “opened up my eyes to an unknown pleasure…I am experiencing something completely new; ingesting information and imagining without any previous visual criteria; […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, College, creativity, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia, Literature, and Imagination

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Dyslexia and Beautiful Consenses – The Incredible Connectedness of Sally Taylor

Amazing artist, philosopher, musician Sally Taylor share her dyslexia story and her creation of a new way of communication, art-making, and perception. Sally’s brainchild is Consenses, a global collaboration of 140 artists around the world (all of the MIND strengths!).

We’re thrilled that Sally and her husband Dean Bragonier of NoticeAbility will be coming to our […]

Dyslexia and Talent in the Family Father-Daughter Artists Michael and Elena Orwick

Quite commonly both dyslexia and talent run in the same family. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Michael and  precocious 10 year-old Elena Orwick, a father and daughter from Oregon who share both dyslexia and artistic sensibility. In fact, The duo have had the pleasure of sharing a few art gallery showings together […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Categories: creativity, Memory|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Talent in the Family Father-Daughter Artists Michael and Elena Orwick

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The Wonderful Art of Dyslexic Artist Jim McCarthy

“Thinking primarily with images, dyslexic people also tend to develop very strong imaginations. They use a picture or feeling based reasoning process to solve problems rather than a verbal one. If they are at first confused (or intrigued), they will mentally move around an object and look at it from different viewpoints or angles. […]

Award-Winning Dyslexic Designer Phil Cleaver

 Excerpt: “I learned to read by learning the shape of every word. That’s right; I had to memorise every word in the English language just to be functional. It took me a long time!… what was initially a challenge turned out to be a blessing. He explains, “With dyslexia, it’s like when you’re blind, […]

By |October 4th, 2014|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Award-Winning Dyslexic Designer Phil Cleaver

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Multi-Talented Artist Colin Poole Talks About His Dyslexia

“When I was in school I wondered why I didn’t understand; now I wonder why “they” don’t understand. My life and my viewpoint are distinct, and I love it this way. Dyslexies are often the inventors, the artists, and the creators. We are the different people who make a difference.”

And: “How I create, think, […]