Inspiration on My Doorstep
I have decided to begin writing here to share my creative journey, whether it be during my travels or when working on a project. I would love any of your feedback and comments that you have along the way!
It doesn't matter if you are the most skilled artist in the world, if you do not feel inspired to design then you will never be able to produce anything magnificent. I am sure that many designers will share the same issue that I have, of sometimes getting into a total creative rut. In these times I find it important to take myself out of the day to day slog and explore my surroundings, or go out to the street and do some photography.
It is amazing how much beauty I discover when I actually open my eyes and look. From the old Yemenite men sitting downstairs from my apartment discussing the neighbourhood politics, to the beautiful Tel Aviv beach sunset. Even on my most sluggish of days, there is creative inspiration if I am open to it. When I am aware I notice textures and shapes of anything from an artistic door handle to graffiti on a wall.
I live in the Yemenite quarter of Tel Aviv, which is comprised of cobbled narrow streets, family owned humus restaurants and an abundance of culture and history. In the past 10 years the area has become a highly desirable place to live, and young people have flocked here for its vibrant atmosphere and 5 minute walk to the beach and the Carmel Market.
The market is an abundance of inspiration for a graphic designer. The shapes, colours and smells conjure up ideas in me all the time. So many faces, sites and sounds, the market is an assault on all senses. So if I am finding myself in a creative rut, I stroll down to the market and absorb the atmosphere. When I come back to my desk I usually feel rejuvenated and ready to go! If you would like some of my inspiration for your project then CLICK HERE to get in touch :)