Design inspiration can come from anything such as a song, a picture, a vision, a smell, a touch, or a sentiment. When deliberately seeking inspiration for an active project, I often do not find it. Nevertheless, it’s fun to search, gather, build color schemes, moods and tones for future designs or imagery.
How to spark design inspiration for current projects?
Like I mentioned earlier, when I deliberately seek inspiration I often do not find it. It’s a spontaneous occurrence. Consequently, I’ve learned to simply focus on doing things to escape the pressure of finding design inspiration. This may be going for a run, visiting a museum, cooking and eating an exquisite dinner, or listing to music.
Almost always, I stumble upon something inspiring such as this beautiful Iowa sunset and add it to my creative vault for use on future projects. As a result, over the years that vault has grown and is packed with design ideas. Surely, some of those ideas will be useful for future design projects.
Iowa Sunset – Inspiration for tourism cover (Color Palette and Mood)