As a designer what inspires you? Is it nature, fashion, other artists, music, a long walk, yoga? Anything and everything around can spark inspiration – so take the time to just….LOOK!
This morning as I was driving into work, I thought about this and wondered what it was today that would jump-start my creative juices and I thought about a concept that I have seen on a great blog, The Perfect Palette.
They create color palettes that can be used for weddings – or other large events, but it struck me… as a designer, can’t you do the same thing for your next project? Can’t you take a photo or image that you are drawn to and use it as your next color palette? I could see this exercise in a brainstorming session for a logo, brand or simply a new brochure!
So, I had to try – here is a shot I took with my phone and quickly chose a color palette. I think this will work! Next time you are working with a client – ask them to bring in a favorite picture – you never know what you may come up with!