Typography can say so much. Type in a slogan or our name and see the results using all the different font styles at http://www.fonts.com/. Daniel Pink suggests designing your own font www.fontifier.com .
Pink says another right brain activity is getting involved in gaming. I’m not sure these design tools count, but they are fun to use when planning a project or just taking a break. Here is my collection including the basics, some power designers and some just for fun.
Color is a powerful way to provide expression. Combining the correct colors for the right message makes them even more powerful. Web design has overcome many limitations to the original number of web friendly colors, but to start, here are basics http://www.computerhope.com/htmcolor.htm & http://html-color-codes.com/
If you notice the web safe color limitations, this is another way to look at color http://design.geckotribe.com/colorwheel/ The entire color wheel is at a designer’s disposal, at http://colorschemedesigner.com/ which has many ways to manipulate palettes for a preview.
Texture is fun to play with http://www.allfreebackgrounds.com/backgrounds.html
Photographs can add some color as well. Ideas for visual impact are fun with this image generator http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr
Using the right half of the brain to engage through the use of design and gaming are just a few of Pink’s ideas. I try to add right brain activities to my projects and schedule whenever possible!