How was your (working) day today?
Mine was mostly spent on one project: Designing a new college ad for a magazine publication.
After designing one after another ads and brochures for the college for the past two years, I’ve discovered that your first work is not the end/final product. In other words, your first attempt is not your best work. I usually get better results when I experiment with all sorts of textures, layouts, colors, types, etc. Sometimes it’s frustrating because you have to be real patient to come up with ideas. I think one of the worst things that could happen to any graphic designers is creative block.
Yes people, there IS such thing as creative block.
Some websites list ways on how designers can deal with creative block. Some suggested taking a nature walk, sketching and even cleaning their house.
As for me, aside from the normal brainstorming, sketching and skimming through magazines, journals and websites, I have another way of dealing with creative block.
And that, my friends, is eating. Chips.
So much for dealing with my creative block.