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Hi, I’m Ingrid Fetell Lee. A designer and author, I founded the Aesthetics of Joy to help you create more joy in life and work through design.

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The creative principles I live by

These 5 principles are my north star when it comes to staying inspired, finding flow, and creating my best work.

How feeling sad can help us find more joy

No one likes to feel sad, but what if sadness actually holds the key to finding more joy? In this post, find 5 ways to manage difficult feelings and be more emotional resilient.

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A guide to joyful gift-giving

Your inbox is filled with gift guides, but you're still struggling to find gifts that feel meaningful and personal? This post will give you prompts and ideas to help you become a better gift-giver, so you can find things that actually bring joy to those you love this holiday season.

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The Joy Jumpstart is a 7-day journey to break out of a rut and rediscover what makes you feel most alive.

“This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy.”

- Susan Cain, Author of Quiet and Founder of Quiet Revolution

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Can you still find joy when it feels like the world is ending?

The one habit to break to find more joy

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