Inspiration is a powerful brainstorming tool when it comes to the project planning process. We all know that sometimes ideas don’t always come as easily as they should, which is why it can be beneficial to seek out others that have worked within similar parameters and study what they have resolved. Learning how to use (and not abuse) inspiration in the creative process can be a helpful skill for any designer.
Respectfully Utilizing Creative Inspiration
To avoid relying too heavily on our sources of inspiration when designing something, it’s important to assess how to put your own spin on the final product. First, we can study the finished product and break it down into components, considering why the artist or designer created it that way. Second, it’s wise to give your brain time to think it through—it’s amazing what a walk or a good night’s sleep can do for our creative process! Third, you can assemble these initial components with your own inspiration to create a final design that’s entirely your own.
Ultimately inspiration is an important thing for designers to seek out in a variety of places. Try looking at many sources, even the ones that do not correlate to the project or task. You never know what you might discover!
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