I often find job descriptions that say something like, “Look at our competitors and design a web site like theirs,” or “Copy a competitor’s look to design ours,” or better yet, “Copy a blog but change it enough so that it looks like you wrote it,” and “Grab some of our competitor’s photos, twist them a little, and use them for our web site.” It never stops to amaze me how people try to market their products or services by being so completely unoriginal! Read More
Where Does Inspiration Come From?
If you ever feel like your inspiration took a vacation, just give yourself a break and go to a good concert, talk about the stuff that you like with a friend or other creative types, visit a bookstore, and check out other artists and designers to get re-inspired to find your own voice and style. Finding your own expression can be a challenge sometimes, but you have to remember that everything in life is a process and give yourself the necessary mental fuel to feed the creative flame! Read More