Observation Is The Key To Finding Inspiration

The real trick to finding inspiration is realizing you don’t have to go out looking for it. It’s all around you and it’s ready to share itself with you. The thing is most of us don’t know how to see it.

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How And Where To Find Inspiration And New Ideas

A couple of months ago I received an email from Jenny Lanier, a grad student working on her masters thesis in graphic design. She read something I had written here a few years back about finding inspiration without plagiarizing the ideas of other designers and asked if I wouldn’t mind responding to a few additional questions.

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How You Can Recognize Good Ideas And Shape Them Into Something More

Where do you get your ideas? It’s a question people ask all the time. It’s a question that gets asked of anyone who creates anything. I don’t find ideas. Instead I create an environment for ideas to find me or rather to help me recognize the ideas that are always present around me.

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Why I Always Have Ideas and How You Can Have Them Too

Where do you get ideas? Where does the inspiration come from for writing blog posts, recording podcasts, new designs? Do you have a system for generating ideas or do you wait and hope for them to come?

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