Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

June 3, 2010 Off

Design Quotes

By in Design

Sometimes when a designer or any artist is searching for inspiration, it helps to surround themselves with admirable work. Looking at clean, efficient designs retrains the mind to produce that caliber of work. As helpful as it is to see what’s great about design, sometimes it’s just as helpful to hear it. Being a copywriter, […]

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May 2, 2010 Off

The Power of Learning Something New

By in Design, Web Design

Inspiration and even motivation can be a hard thing to come by, as long as you’re forced to design something every working day of your life. Working for clients only can also be a motivation killer, by not allowing oneself to express their own design style and talents. One way to kill that loss of […]

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March 2, 2010 5

Design and Advertising Awards – Good or Bad?

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When I was a copywriting student, we were told that award shows and the advertising annuals that housed the winners were the aspiration of every designer and copywriter. Whenever we were stuck in a creative rut, clumsily fumbling along for a fresh new idea, our teachers would state religiously: “Read the annuals.” Then we would […]

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February 22, 2010 1

The Design Philosopher

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He had said,“Don’t enter awards competitions. Just don’t. It’s not good for you”, and “Coffee breaks, cab rides, green rooms; real growth often happens outside of where we intend it to, in the interstitial spaces – what Dr. Seuss calls ‘the waiting place’.” I’m talking about Bruce Mau. If you are a designer, read about him. You’ll […]

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February 17, 2010 7

Gaining Inspiration through Everyday Life

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Being a designer means having to always have inspiration on hand to do great on projects, and to grow and develop as a creative. In the past I’ve written many articles on gaining inspiration in various ways, but many of the methods, while useful, are not always practical to keep up with every day. For […]

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