Inspiration

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When you lose your focus on something or are trying to come up with ideas, we all need inspiration. Everyone finds inspiration through different things, but it is one of the most important things to keep at the forefront. Yes, you can perform work without inspiration, but it will lack your personality. Not only that, it won’t show the passion that you normally posses. Inspiration works hand in hand with the passion that we feel for an idea.

Inspire Your Ideas

Inspire Your Ideas

When you are passionate about your idea or your work it shows. It shines through in the design, the effort you put in, even the feeling you give off when you talk about it. When you are inspired and passionate about something, you are confident about it. You believe in what you have created and this is what you need to make your client believe in it. You have to believe in the solution you’ve created and sell it to them.

Throughout our lives there will probably be work we have to create and don’t feel overly  passionate for. But when we get into situations like this you have to be able to find that inspiration and motivate yourself. You must skillfully use your inspirations in life to inspire you through anything you create. You can find inspiration in almost anything, you just have to look close enough and dig deep enough.

When I’m feeling lost with a project or with coming up with an idea, I turn to music. That is my one thing that I can always rely on. It can always help me refocus, even if I’m in a completely different world with my ideas. I think everyone needs at least one thing to be able to bring them back to their ideas. If you don’t already know what that is, try to figure it out. Try to think about what your mind drifts to when you’re working on something and you start to get lost. If you make that your inspiration then you can build the passion you have for that into your work.

My Inspirations

Some of my Inspirations

I would hardly say that I’m an expert in how to inspire yourself. I’m just sharing how important I think it is to be inspired. Losing your inspiration is like losing your mojo: you have to get it back at all cost. This is simply the way I’m able to  find passion in most

everything I do. When I turn to music I can feel my inspiration stirring from the beat, the lyrics, or just simply how it makes me feel.

Jess.

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Well Hello Again.

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I know it has been a while since I’ve last posted on here but, I’m back. I have just started back in school and it is finally our third, and final year of Graphic Design. This is an exciting and scary thing to think about. Part of me is excited to be coming close to the end of something I have put so much into, and worked so hard on. I am also very excited for what’s to come after this, wether it be the workplace or more school. But the other part of me is scared of just that, what am I going to do after? I have many ideas, and ambitions of what I want to happen, or what could happen. That’s the thing though, plans can change at any time and what happens is so undefined.

First Day Back at School for Third Year

First Day Back at School for Third Year

I’m glad that we are back to writing on our blogs, because I think it’s a great outlet for us to discuss the things in our design lives. That’s exactly what I have chosen to do with this post. I wanted to talk about the things most of us are probably thinking about right now… the future. I think as all of us start to come to the end of our program, we will all be thinking about where this leaves us after. This can be good or bad for us. There is a certain amount that you can think about the future before you start to stress yourself out. Yes, there are certain things we should be planning now, and specific things we should prepare for. But if we focus too much on what is going to happen once we graduate, we won’t focus enough on one of the most important years that’s right in front of us now.

As we begin our final year, we are building our online profiles, putting ourselves out in the real world of design, and working our butts off. This is what we all have to focus on. Yes we have to worry about the future, but there’s time for that later.. and quite literally in the future. I was talking to an old professor recently, and what stood out the most from our conversation was when he told me to enjoy this last year. That yes it’s going to be busy, but to make sure you also allow yourself the time to enjoy it and still have quality time with your friends. I think this was the best advice I could have been given, because yes we have to put in the work to reap the benefits of our program, but don’t let this year pass you by.

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Organized for School

Year three is going to be filled with everything: projects, stress, late nights, social events, work, time with our friends, life problems, and much more. Life is busy and hard, and sometimes things happen that suck or that throw you off. Most importantly, the future for us after this final year is going to be different for everyone involved. I think everyone should just keep in mind that we can all do this, as long as you have the passion for what we do. Yes, the future definitely scares me, and the stress of our workload scares me too. However, I’m confident that I’ll be fine after because I’ll keep working hard, enjoying my final year, and leave figuring out my future for a little bit later down the road.

Jess.