After the holidays are over, many graphic designers can find themselves in a bit of creative slump. From getting burnt out hitting deadlines all year to taking some time off for the holidays, at the start of a new year, designers may want to spend a little time to feed their creative juices.
Good design is about having the desire and passion to want to push yourself to deliver your best work. And the only way you can churn out killer graphics is when you are “feeling it”.
Unfortunately, many designers rarely take the necessary time to refuel themselves the right way. Speak to any artist who travelled the world for a couple of months or went to Burning Man and they will all tell you that those excursions filled their creative banks with plenty of ideas.
But for some of you, you may not have the time or finances to travel the world or go to Burning Man. So what’s another way you can quickly spark your creative fire?
By reading inspirational quotes.
These positive words have the power to shift your mindset when you otherwise may be feeling a little out of it. The famous motivational coach Tony Robbins calls this “Priming“. It’s when you create a little ritual each day by spending five to ten minutes to change your inner state of being. Think of it as coffee for your soul.
Graphic Designer Quotes
Here are 15 inspirational quotes you can read on a regular basis to help prime you to get your creative juices flowing:
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.
You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with consistent focus on your goals and desires.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Creativity takes courage.
Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase the things that reinforce in your soul that you can make a difference. Chase the things that make you want to transform your heart from selfish to selfless. When you chase that kind of storm you are chasing rainbows.
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