How to Develop an Eye for Design: Tips & Design Inspiration Resources
Honing your eye for design: what to do?
This profession demands you to always search for inspiration, and be watchful about the newest trends.
See a design you really like? Try recreating it. Not for commercial use, of course, just for practice. It will help you to break down the design to the smallest elements, understand the structure that was used.
If you see a design that inspires you, analyze it. Look for the exact reasons this visual appeals to you and other people.
Look around at what surrounds you, be present and observe the world. You will be surprised at how much you will learn from it.
Design resources to help you train your eye:
Butdoesitfloat.com – for photos, art & abstract pieces.
Awwwards.com – for website design inspiration.
Behance.net – for inspiration & feedback.
Designspiration.com – for every type of design inspiration.
@Branding.source – all about branding design.
@Thebrandingcollective – digital marketing agency focused on branding.
@Welovebranding – branding inspiration.
@Branding.mob – branding design inspiration.
@Designersbookshop – branding and editorial design.
What are your favorite branding resources?