How to Restart Your Designing Career and Find Inspiration
Feeling stuck in your creative process? Do you have trouble coming up with new ideas? If so, relax; you’re not the only one. Every creative practitioner, from graphic designers to illustrators, runs across this problem occasionally. The good news is that it is possible to get through creative obstacles and resume designing. This blog article will offer some advice on how to obtain inspiration and spark your creativity.
Here are some pointers that have assisted me in restarting my design work and finding new inspiration:
1. Have a Rest
Our bodies need to relax when we are feeling worn out. Try taking a break and doing something different if you’re feeling like this. You may relax your mind by doing nothing and reading, writing, walking, sleeping, watching your favourite show, or even watching nothing. You’ll get great ideas when you least expect them!
2. Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle
Exercise, organizing your space, and eating healthily are all healthy lifestyle choices that can boost creativity. Our bodies require a healthy diet and sleep. I am aware that it might be challenging to obtain a good night’s sleep (particularly if you are a parent), but when I work out, keep my home organized, eat well, and go to bed early, I sleep better naturally and feel motivated, optimistic, and productive when I awaken.
3. Analyze Your Previous Work
Look at some of your earlier artistic endeavours. Your development will surprise you, and you could even find inspiration in your previous ideas and be able to use them again. I loved producing party invites with 99designs when I initially began my creative adventure in 2015, but I eventually stopped doing so.
4. Copying and pasting (and Tweak)
Take inspiration from your favourite artists and duplicate their works or improve them by altering and adding your own distinctive style, advises author Austin Kleon in his book Steal Like an Artist. Naturally, this exercise will improve creativity.
5. End scrolling
Stop following artists that make you feel like an impostor (on platforms like Instagram and YouTube). They squander your time instead of inspiring you and could even encourage you to imitate them. Instead, follow the accounts of your target market. For instance, if you’re a graphic designer who enjoys coffee, follow the accounts of coffee shops since they’ll likely inspire you and may require assistance with graphic design services.
6. Practice for Pleasure
Instead of concentrating on the outcome or on producing compositions for social media, try to just do it for enjoyment. Additionally, I stopped updating social media in real time about my design progress because it may occasionally be time-wasting and distracting.