100 Days Project

About The Project

The 100 Days Project is simple. 

Choose one creative exercise, and then repeat it every day for 100 days.
Record each daily effort and see what evolves in the work and in the self over time.

The project gives anyone a framework and the permission to be creative. It challenges you to dig deep into your creative reserves, to rely on your readiness to work in order to achieve creative breakthrough. It can be an end to procrastination, and the development of resilience. It takes a lot of energy, and yet the rewards can resonate for a long time after the 100th Day is over.

In 2011 Emma Rogan decided to start a 100 Days Project after reading about Michael Bierut’s ‘100 Days of Design’ class at Yale. She invited others to join her and word of the project spread. Since inception hundreds of people have participated in the project.

This 100 Days Project is not a commercial undertaking, and is not in anyway (but spirit) affiliated with the Yale School of Art. Good things will come from the rigorous repetition of a process or idea over the 100 days. To see what others have done before, have a look at the previous projects.

Support for 100 Days:

“One of my favorite artists, Chuck Close, once said, ‘Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.’ I love the idea of getting to work as a way to unlock the creative impulse that exists in all of us. Committing to doing a creative act every day for 100 consecutive days is an intimidating challenge. But it’s a way to force yourself to simply show up. And to quote another great artist, Woody Allen, ‘Eighty percent of success is showing up.’ And why not give yourself an eighty percent head start? I applaud Emma Rogan for taking my simple exercise and making it a movement. More power to her!”

Michael Bierut