Inspiration is Critical to Design Process


An old, seasoned graphic design guru once said, “Before I start any project, I just look at a ton of stuff.”

And it’s true.

One way designers start their process is to look for inspiration in just about anything—photography, their surroundings, other artwork or design, magazines, books, even things that seem completely unrelated to the piece they’re designing.

Designers love inspiration and are always looking for it for their next project.

One awesome resource is Adobe’s Inspire magazine.

This free online magazine has monthly articles about useful tips and features for a wide range of Adobe products—from Photoshop to Edge Animate and more. It also typically showcases artists’ work, with a breakdown of their processes and different techniques they used.

Check out this personal favorite.

Enjoy, and be inspired!