As a graphic designer, I’m constantly on the look out for new inspiration. You can see a lot of what’s inspired me on this site as well as on my Tumblr page and I’m always looking for new ideas and creative solutions. If you’re searching for inspiration here are a couple of ideas.
With this in mind, here are a few ways I find inspiration and a few tips on how to find your own inspiration.
I’ve recently gotten into the popular sharing site (and iPhone app) Pinterest in a big way. Pinterest has quickly become one of the most popular places for people to search for the things which inspire them, and to collect them all together in one place. For me, its usually ideas for my home and small garden but you can browse almost anything, all while checking your emails or playing online games at partycasino.com. When you find something online that you want to save for later, or share with your friends, family and the wider online community you can easily add this to one of your Pinterest boards which help you categorise your thoughts and inspirations. Pinterest is a really easy and effective way of collecting and sharing your inspiration.
That’s not to say that you shouldn’t continue to be inspired by the world around you. Take a camera with you wherever you go to capture inspiring scenes on film - you never know when you might stumble across something that you want to remember. Don’t forget to be alert when flicking through magazines or relaxing with a film - these things can often prove to be great sources of inspiration too.
Lastly, don’t rush it. If you don’t immediately feel inspired, relax and give it time. You never know what might spark your creative instinct, and sometimes a little patience can be required.