Design inspiration can come from anything: 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 right away. Nevertheless, it’s fun to search, gather, build color schemes, moods and tones for future designs or imagery.
Like I mentioned earlier, when I deliberately seek inspiration I often do not find it. 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.