January felt like a long, drawn out month for me. Many times I did not know if I could keep up with all the enthusiasm I had during the holidays, but everytime I look at my vision board that I created with my free vision board kit, remember why I set those short-term goals. I set them because I wanted to put more energy into things I love, and things that will get me to where I love. I remind myself of the intentions I set and that helped me get back on track.
Quick Goal Check In.
I wanted to check in with my readers. How is your first week of February going?
Are you keeping up with your goals?
Are there areas in your daily routine that you’re struggling with?
Reminder that you have all year to work on yourself and set new intentions. I’d love to hear from you!
Everyone wants their work to be original. They want their visual content to be modern but nothing anyone has seen before. Personally I am constantly searching for inspiration as a visual designer, so that the content I make is forward thinking. Finding inspiration is at the top of my list in my creative process.
Finding Visual Inspiration Online.
I am always on the lookout for new and upcoming trends because in the digital world, trends move so fast. My creative process starts with research. When I have free time I like to do a quick search of trends, but I discovered following other designers, design account, and design topics on social media is much more effective than just searching for articles on Google when the time comes to create something new. You want to stumble upon new ideas rather than search for them.
All of them are very unique. Ranging from graphic design, mixed photography, web design, product design & more. I like to follow accounts in these websites, or follow the blog so it goes straight to my feed. Again this is just the start of my creative process. Many other steps are taken along side with visual research: including client assessment (having the client give deliverable expectations and the goal for the design/product) and target audience research. A few of these blog sites are great at explaining the creator’s creative process and steps they took to create their final product, so I would encourage you to check them out!