Inspiration comes from everywhere, and sometimes when you least expect it. I’ve always believed that as an artist you need to be professional and have the ability to work on a regular basis, not just when inspiration strikes. However, it’s definitely a boost when it does strike. You constantly have to keep your eyes and ears open.
There are been a few random times that inspiration has hit me. When of the most helpful instances happened when I was in our bathroom and noticed the colors of the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles lined up in our shower. It later became the color scheme of a corporate identity package I was working on.
Have you ever seen the Rhino propane tanks at gas stations? I love the contrasting colors in their simple logo. That logo really stuck out to me one day when I was at Circle K, and it later became the inspiration for a project in college.
Ideas come easily to me for my writing job with healthyplace.com. Mental health topics are very familiar to me, and inspiration comes from my own experiences as a mental health consumer. Nothing could be easier than writing about your own life.
Inspiration can come from the most mundane and familiar things in our life. It’s our job as artists to always be aware and on the lookout.