Design is EVERYWHERE. Seriously, everywhere ! You just need to open your eyes, hop off your computer, put down that magazine and see it !
Many designers fail to see the World and what’s really in it. They think that to find inspiration it must be related to their project in some way. Or related to their industry. Like an Interior Design magazine for example. Or a website promising inspiration for Interior Design. Well we believe inspiration for a project can be taken from anything. And most of the time, completely unrelated to that industry.
We urge our designers to walk around with a camera in one hand and a pad in the other. To take pictures of anything they think is inspiring and sketch! Sketch like crazy. When you start a project, sketch 15 initial ideas, then throw them away. They are rubbsih. Sketch 15 more. The results are scary.
I’m not going to lie, this didn’t start off well. People had their blinders on. They couldn’t see the beauty in simple things. They had to be told it was inspiration for them to be inspired. But now, they take pictures of anything from someone painting, to a curve or a line, or even a window display. Heck, we’ve even had them say a scrunched up can looked awesome !
OPEN YOUR EYES.
Take in what’s around you. It doesn’t need to be obvious.
FIND SOME PASSION.
If you’re passionate, you will be engrossed. If you’re engrossed, you will be looking for inspiration everywhere. How many designers flick through the same magazines, same websites…? Get inspiration from your family, friends, anything. Then that is yours, it belongs to you and your creative genius can develop it.
YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE STUDIED DESIGN TO HAVE A GREAT IDEA.
Take ideas and advice from anyone and everyone.
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