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    Inspiration...

    Hey,

    I was wondering where do you guys get your more innovative design ideas from....In my case I tend to find that the more I am away from computer, the more likely I am likely to come up with something innovative because my hunger to design increases, and I am not in pressure to force myself to come up with any ideas. Is this the same in your cases?
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    My inspiration

    I get my inspiration from all around me, i reckon that’s the best way to come up with good working designs for any design outcome, from print to web.

    But also I think the way technology is used {in web design that is} is also a factor in the design process. I.e. making websites easy to use and reliable solid information flow from databases. I find the best way to research that is to surf websites such as Flashkit (shameless plug). I've found a lot of ppl here that now far more than I do and that on its own to me can be an inspiration, as it drives me to design better working websites.

    I'm still learning as I’m 24.. But the more I do design (from fashion to web) more I try to draw my inspiration from the most random places.

    so to sum my self up I’d say, talking to ppl and my environment

    Just one more thing.. i recently was in Ibiza and went to old Ibiza town (see attached pic) which I found most inspirational, which lead me to thinking that travelling around would be a good way to broadening my design aspects.

    Anyway that’s my 2p any comments welcome, and good post Samsonknight lets get a design chat going

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    Sorry forgot to post pic

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    a little too obvious, but definitely magazines... architectures... building plans/blueprints... hm... toy store ... videogames... and although it never dawned to me why, TRON seems to have inspired everyone else, that movie is just downright geeky

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    mind travels i close my eyes, and start visualizing stuff
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    Originally posted by MAC01
    and although it never dawned to me why, TRON seems to have inspired everyone else, that movie is just downright geeky
    Yeah, I agree - I think the 'graph-paper' squares design used to fill those annoying dead spaces in a site design has become a little cliche these days.

    Not that I haven't used it myself from time to time, but I'm not proud of having to resort to such unoriginality.

    As for inspiration, I like watching TV and seeing if I can translate the cool animations I see there for use on the web. Quite a challenge sometimes, as the TV guys don't have the constraints of bandwidth to worry about.
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    I was wondering do any of you guys have a design style. Like mine is mainly surrealness with a contempory twist.
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    Originally posted by samsonknight
    I was wondering do any of you guys have a design style. Like mine is mainly surrealness with a contempory twist.
    Mine is a faux victorian chiaroscuro style, inspired by Goya and Van Gogh. With some hints of Warhol and cubism-inspired kitch.

    Sorry, but you were beggin for it.

    I don't think i have a consistent style, which is great cause no one will think i used a "template" for my all my client's work. ok beat me to a pulp now for that remark.
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    my style is that which is requested by my clients.

    but when doing my own stuff, right now its more simplistic/stylish/"halo"/...mac style. but its always changing. I just say that b/c thats what the most recent version of my portfolio will look like.
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    beer..

    when I am blocked, I drink a beer.. then I usually kick photoshop's ass..
    ..tween this

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    Yeah, I agree - I think the 'graph-paper' squares design used to fill those annoying dead spaces in a site design has become a little cliche these days.
    Graph paper style is not dead , it can be used to give an urban feel:

    http://www.samsonknightdesign.com/work.html
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