Block Your Creative Block

April 2, 2015


A creative block is one of the utmost frustrating challenges a graphic designer or artist faces. We have compiled a list of 4 ways to help you find inspiration and overcome your creative block:

1. Traveling
We are not talking about relocating to a new city, although that would probably be a great remedy to your creative block! We are talking about getting up and leaving your workspace. How often do you find yourself sitting in front of your desk, zoning out and staring at your computer monitor? Leave. You don’t want to feel trapped; you want to let your imagination run wild and think outside the box– so get away from your box every few hours to give your mind and eyes a break.

2. Nature
Exposing yourself to nature could be the greatest thing to do when you lack motivation or inspiration. Go outside, take a breath of fresh air and focus on your surroundings. Be aware of the sounds around you, the stylistic pattern of the pavement right beneath your feet, the shape and form of the clouds, or the harsh texture of a tree bark. By allowing yourself to take in this moment, you learn to appreciate the little things and will get inspired by the beauty that is nature.

3. Mingling with other Creatives

Graphic designers and artists should stay connected with fellow creatives. We learn and get inspired when we socialize with others. We may feel like we know all about design, branding, and print, but the truth is we don’t. Communicate within the office, attend local events or set up a small gathering for coffee or lunch.

4. Social Media
Now, this is a tricky one. It is true that social media can be a complete distraction; however, it is definitely a place to turn to for new ideas. Social media exposes us to many personalities, keeps us up-to-date with current trends, and informs us about what’s happening in the world. It’s amazing to see what other people are doing. You can get inspired and learn so much from interesting posts and blogs.

Bonus Tip:
Read the Anda Creative blog regularly, for constant inspiration, laughs, entertainment, and more!

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