MOST CREATIVE BREED.
That’s something every graphic designer will love to be.
But we all, being humans, have some limitations of ideation. Generating new & creative ideas is obviously the most challenging task for everyone who is professional graphic designer. Similar to “writer’s block”, graphic designers also face “designer’s block”-that is lack of innovative ideas due to overwhelmed mind! So what’s the cure?
You may try taking rest & refreshing mind with the stuff you like, but that doesn’t guarantee new & creative ideas. As a professional designer, working at YourDesignPick, I also face the same problem but luckily, we are trained for creativity. All I advice you is to develop a mindset of designer- a mind that finds inspiration from EVERYWHERE!
As the first step, hereby i will be sharing with you our 10 cool ways to find design inspirations for your graphic design. I am sure, it will help a lot!
I love to start this list with architecture as i am a big fan of creative architectural designs. I find that architectures around the world, especially the famous ones are really creative & intellectual, be it tall skyscrapers, sports grounds or cozy homes.
The reason why i love architectural designs is very simple; architects have to consider everything including shape, size, material, available room & above all eye catching design. What do you find in world’s most famous architectural designs? It’s timeless elegance.
Ranging from Amphetheatres of Romans, to religious temples of India, ranging from symbolic eifel Tower of Paris to the Dubai’s 7-star Burj Khalifa hotel, every renown architecture, & sometimes even unknowns too, have clever & beautiful ideas & design elements behind it. So you can also find out world’s best design ideas that will inspire you for most choicest colors, shapes and proportions.
Cars & Bikes
Automobiles is the second great way for me to find inspirational designs. Be it symbolic red-colored Ferrari cars, Honda V4 concept bikes, Dual front-grill BMWs or Wind inspired Mazda cars, you will find some really untapped & rare design ideas in cars & bikes whenever you see them.
Since its inception cars have been symbol of status. The costlier the car is, the luxurious & the more beautiful it will be. All you need to find inspirational designs is, open Internet and search concept cars, super cars or beautiful cars etc on image search.
Apart from amazing designs, you will also find some widely appealing shapes & proportions in different categories of cars. You can find Musculine cars with some Manly design elements, feminine cars with feminine design elements or simply elegant cars that includes everything that can be called BEAUTIFUL!
How can I forget movies? The best way to indulge my mind when I’m bored. But the thing that is even more useful for me being a graphic designer is, MOVIE POSTERS. Yes, my instant glance at what is on fire.
Movie posters are intended to generate curiosity about movie & a flying glance at movie plot i.e. what you can expect in the movie. Thus, apart from being appealing designs, movie posters should also be psychologically provoking- designs that generate action, let alone trailers!
Ranging from 1940’s black & white silence movies to modern, 21st century SCI-FIs, you will find amazing graphical elements & colors that work on people’s mind in movie posters, especially TYPOGRAPHY. Movie posters are usually seductive, colorful & provoking which is quite ideal characteristic for promotional graphic designs (e.g. banner ads).
MOTHER NATURE. She is the most creative and diverse artist you will ever find! Being the most creative graphic designer is, in many famous cases, nothing but imitation of nature. Seriously.
Whenever I am unable to create a creative design concept, I head out to nature. You can walk out in forests, look at deep sea creatures, look for beautiful mountains of world or whatever that surprises you in Nature, I am quite sure you will find lots of inspirations for creative graphic design concepts.
More specifically, here are few things of nature from where you can get creative design inspirations:
There are too many other places & elements in real & virtual world where you will find creative ideas but what catches them all is your EYE OF DESIGN. So if you are looking for successful design carrier, my advice is to break-free! Free all your sense towards designs & you will start finding design inspirations wherever you go, just the way designers at YourDesignPick do!
What is your favorite source for design inspiration by the way? I’ll love to know.