As we commented in our post on tips to look for creativity , one of the most common problems that a designer has is the lack of inspiration.
But the truth is that creativity can be developed throughout life as any other skill.

Look for your inspiration anywhere.

A designer needs to keep his eyes open to his surroundings, because anywhere you can find things that inspire you. Anything, even if you do not believe it, can help you: good design, bad design, music, outdoors, food, etc. It is also important that you keep up to date on news and read related articles in blog to keep you informed about the latest trends in graphic design, web design, marketing, etc.

Avoid routine

Routine often allows us to organize and establish good habits, but at other times can cause us to fall into monotony. That is why it is very important that from time to time we come out of it, and do totally different things that can help us to seek inspiration .

Constant evolution

For the profession of designer it is necessary to be in a constant evolution . Sometimes we get used to doing things in a certain way and we do not try to explore new ways of designing. Instead, we should invest a little time in updating and training ourselves as our environment evolves.

Appreciate details

Sometimes we go too fast trying to meet deadlines and optimize the time to the maximum. But the truth is that sometimes it is important to stand in the dry and observe the details of the work you do. If you get used to looking at everything, little by little you will see that you are able to differentiate details from typefaces, colors, textures, etc. And this will also help you to improve as a designer.

Appreciate the work of your colleagues

Your classmates can become good support and a good source of inspiration . Sharing your problems and your experiences with them can help you a lot in your evolution as a designer.

 

 

All designers and creatives have days when it seems that inspiration does not find us. As Pablo Picasso said , inspiration exists but you have to find yourself working , so the best thing you can do is not stop trying.

1. Pay attention to your workspace

Although it may not seem like it, keeping your workspace tidy also helps to sort your mind. Clear your desktop and remove everything that you are not using or not useful for the task that occupies you. Also organize your computer files to have all the material located and classified.

2. Get inspired in the network

Nowadays we can find information on almost anything on the Internet, so it may be a good idea to walk around for platforms like Behance or Pinterest to inspire us with other projects. Of course, be careful not to decentralize your target and not distract yourself by navigating the net aimlessly.

3. Have paper and pencil handy

Sometimes scribbling loose ideas or words that occur to you may be the key to finding the creative solution that we are looking for. Always carry a notebook on it and write down everything you can think of related to the project, you never know when inspiration will come to you!

4. Uses creativity techniques

There are different techniques of creativity: mental maps, analogies, the technique of the 6 hats , etc. But perhaps the simplest is brainstorming. Write down on paper all the ideas that come to you, even if they seem unfeasible, and try to share it with another person. It can give you a new approach and you can discuss the best solution.

5. Change of airs

When a project gets stuck in its creative phase, sometimes it’s best to put it aside, change the air, and resume it when your mind is clearer. That way it will be much easier to be objective and creative.