As a designer I always find myself looking for inspiration, as an artist you must stay on top of all trends and everything that is new and going on around you. I have always thought that, when you’re in the creative feel and don’t update your art with the latest styles, trends however you call it, eventually your time will pass. The world is constantly evolving and so should your creativity.
Below are some pins that inspired me tonight. As i began to pull these for the post, i felt some sort of excitement; the thing is that I’m looking to turn my creativity into something innovative. We can get lots of inspiration but when all this inspiration comes together to create your own masterpiece, that is when you define yourself as an artist, and hopefully determine your style in someway, and today that is what I find myself doing…
What inspires you?
None of the images above are owned by me. Images Credit: Pinterest
In the process of minimal design, we might agree that the less copy the better; What do you do when that is not the case. I find what works for me is overlapping text or just turning some elements upside down to keep it fun. Mixing big and small elements is the key. Find what needs to be emphasized and what can be put on a box per say. The use of cool & interesting fonts can help small text stand out.
Color plays a major role in design; Know where to use dominant colors that caught your eye. It can be the mix of small elements with colors that draw attention, and big elements with soft colors that fall in the background.
I was able to put these designs together in less than a day. I’ve been working from a office with no windows which I call the “black whole”. I couldn’t find any inspiration in that space, so I had to step out near the windows to find inspiration. It’s been so long since I had the chance to work on new projects since I’ve been finalizing some past work, so this was definitely an exciting project to begin working on.
Tell me, how do you keep your style minimal?
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This is one of my latest favorite pieces. I completely enjoyed the process of creation. Approximate time was 2 HRS including image research. What inspired this design? I would say Pinterest and instagram fashion profiles. Lately I’ve been obsessed with big letters and photography. I try to keep the copy short and sometimes is a hustle convincing a client. Is sort of like choosing fabulous design over information. I believe there’s always ways to find that perfect balance, from my experience people don’t want to be overwhelmed with text, for that reason my goal is to create interesting pieces that’ll your eye will be naturally drawn to.
Fun fact: I was listening to Enrique Iglesias first album while drafting this… Love songs kind of tone (so not me)… isn’t that funny? I usually try to go for the runway, or techno songs to get me inspired, but for some reason Enrique worked just fine haha.
What are your current trend obsessions?
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