Summary Of Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming

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Just as Ellen Lupton wrote, “Creativity is more than an inborn talent; it is a hard earned skill, and like any other skill, it improves with practice” (Lupton, Ellen. Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming. New York: Princeton Architectural ;, 2011. Print). As designers, we grow through our practices. It’s important to never fully dive in without learning the possible outcomes of one’s design. In relation, it would be as if you were diving into a pool without knowing if it were too shallow or too deep. Discovering ideas can seem tedious. But brainstorming is all about one’s perspective. In order to achieve greatness and find you inner most creativity you most put forth a valiant effort. With that being said there is a creative process …show more content…
I know it might be difficult especially since our creative love to takeover. But if a client seems certain on what they want in a design, give them what they want. Also while brainstorming ideas, don’t forget to research. Research is such a key step that most aspiring designers seem to forget. With more valuable information under your belt, the ideas for your design will seem to come to you more easily. Lastly after you have jotted down ideas for your upcoming design, it is crucial to pause before editing ideas. In the article, “Brainstorming by yourself”, Sam Harrison brought to my attention of a very valuable tip; explore before brainstorming, pause after brainstorming (Harrison, Sam. "Brainstorming Alone." HOW Design. 25 Feb. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2015). While creativity isn 't timed, the creative process is about going beyond brainstorming, discovering new ideas, and taking time to thoroughly research your project. Being well prepared in the long run will help you succeed most and learn as you grow as a graphic …show more content…
Thumbnails are ‘mini-versions’ of what could be your final design. When creating thumbnails it’s important to freely open your mind and never erase ideas, because you may erase something that could have been a phenomenal idea. Just explore what your mind brings to you and as a designer, have fun with it. As I’ve mentioned before, brainstorming is one’s perspective. How you approach your design process is how the ending result will be. Be sure to have an open mind and be patient with yourself. If you reach a point in the process where there are no ideas flowing, take a break and come back later. We all reach those points where we feel as though nothing is happening in our head. Just remember graphic designers deserve a break sometimes too. In most cases, graphic designers are approached by clients that are in need of a design. The client will provide information about what they are seeking and it’s your job to fulfill their needs as a designer. All in all, put their interests before your own. Some clients may even contact you because they like your ‘style’ in designs, but as an intermediate designer you want to be aware of their perspective as well. Once given a project to fulfill, one of the key important steps during the creative process is to

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