ARTICLE SUMMARY: Let’s face it, being a designer is not all rainbows and butterflies. It’s a lot of hard work to be creative day in and day out.

Yes, in the beginning it’s fun, really fun. Your head is swimming with new ideas, new approaches to problem solving and your running on all eight cylinders with no stopping you in sight.

The problem is time. Over time the ideas are starting to come a little slower, you feel like you’re creating the same stuff over and over. You’re in a rut and your fun career is starting to feel like a job after the thrill is gone. What do you do.

In an effort to help you get out and stay out of this rut Samuel Naesen wrote “17 Websites Every Graphic Designer Should Visit Daily To Spark New Ideas” to help spark your imagination and breathe new life into your creative process.

Your getting into a rut and that causes a lot of problems, it affects our

  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to innovate
  • Stunts our professional growth

As designers we know that in this business if you stagnate you’ll be left behind and hungry, who needs that.

Sparking new ideas in graphic design is essential for staying competitive, meeting client expectations, and pushing the boundaries of creativity in the ever-evolving design landscape.

This article is well worth checking out, let us know what you think in the comments.