Ever felt like your brain is in overload and the creative juices are just not flowing anymore? Well most designers / creatives have been in this situation and find that stepping away from the task can help to fuel inspiration and give you the break your mind craves.
At Branding London we have formulated 9 Steps to consider when looking for design inspiration. They will help you to meet the requirements of your demanding customers, tight deadlines and counter any lack of vision.
1. Take a Break from your Work Environment
Getting some fresh air for at least 30 mins and getting away from your work station can allow your mind to relax and make you more productive when returning to the task at hand.
2. Talk to other Designers
Have a chat or discussion about something creative. This will give you a chance to bounce ideas off one another and more importantly get some help / tips from someone who is in your shoes. There’s always more to learn and sharing knowledge is a great way to grow as a designer.
3. Design Blogs / Posts Online
There are lots of similar challenges others designers face and they are willing to share their experiences and tips online with you. Take some time out to read, learn and develop yourself.
Look online for design awards covering branding, packaging and marketing products. It’s a good idea to see how industry leaders have managed to get to the top and this can definitely be inspiring.
Have a look at some design magazines and browse through the various pages. Even a quick scan can help boost your creativity simply looking at new layouts, styles and artwork.
Sometimes asking someone who isn’t necessarily a creative to give feedback on a piece you are working on can inspire you. It allows you to focus on the positives you may have already instilled into your design and help shape the finishing required to complete your work.
7. Social Media
Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or another social platform of your choice; they all drive masses of information and relevant content. Find pages & groups that inspire you and continue to follow them so you are up-to-date.
8. Close your eyes
When focusing on an artwork for too long, you can easily begin to question the very uniqueness of the execution and thus over work your design. Closing your eyes for just 5 minutes gives you a break and a chance to view your design from a fresh perspective, helping you to make better decisions.
9. Browse Design Portfolios
Leading brand agencies have a wealth of experience across industries and their portfolios can be inspiring. Branding London have produced many unique designs over the years for all types of businesses from startups to large corporations. To browse our diverse portfolio, click here: