There’s really only one place to find inspiration and spark curiosity – look no further than your passions, interests, and topics you feel strongly about.
And from these simple things, you can nourish a sustainable and successful design outcome driven by the:
- education and learning
- knowledge and growth
- meaningful outcomes
to create work that resonates with your unique artistic voice.
Let me show you the simple methodology I use to find inspiration, I call it my Top 10 Method.
And for this to work, you need to be relaxed and open your mind to anything and everything. Best done while you’re having a morning coffee or tea perhaps, and the perfect tool to help this along is the simple mind map.
Allow thoughts and ideas to percolate and develop to form a cascading torrent of topics – just drift and take it slowly.
Words are powerful, so write them down – look and dream.
Think about your hobbies or pastimes, and make notes about topics that interest you based on things such as nature, the environment, art, colour, history, water, fashion – whatever interests you.
Don’t forget to include topics such as protest, sustainability, politics, love, war, culture, and identity.
Compile a list of ten of these interests and passions.
Now choose your top three – and these have to be topics that you’d be willing to invest your time and energy in researching and developing further.
And there’s your pot of gold – because concealed somewhere within, will be a spark or an idea that can be fleshed out into new design work, if not an entirely new body of work. And it’s all yours.
Pick just one and become a hunter/gatherer – a collector of information and images.
Check out my Pinterest boards for endless hours of curiosity.