From Inspiration To Design Concept: A Travel Color Story
As a creative designer, I’m always paying attention to color and pattern that I see in my everyday life. I find myself constantly inspired by so many things. I capture these moments through photos and video clips taken on my iPhone. I also maintain a binder of interesting patterns that I might find on holiday cards, shopping bags, flyers, etc. I find it overwhelming at times and wonder how do I take all these “inspirational moments” and use them to help me come up with a design concept?
I came up with a 4 step process that I want to share with you! This has really helped me to streamline my creative and design thinking.
Step 1: Capture the moments (through photos, video, printed copies)
Step 2: Create a Color Story
Step 3: Pick a medium and go from inspiration to sketch (I chose watercolor as my medium)
Step 4: Use your sketch ideas to inspire design concepts (I used the watercolor sketches I created as backgrounds for social media posts and postcard marketing materials).
In my latest episode of Create Something Today, I talk about how a recent vacation I took on the Royal Caribbean Cruise to Bahamas inspired a travel color story and new design ideas.
Watch my latest episode below: