Many ideas will get you nowhere

by Florie Lyn Masarate - Date: 2006-11-16 - Word Count: 426 Share This!

You have been in front of the computer trying to go over the details on your mind for a long time and yet not getting even one out. It seems that you have lots of ideas for a great graphic design but you do not know where to start. All of it is just in your head and you cannot get anything in concrete.

If you have known better, you would have guessed that you are having one of the cases of not having an exact idea of what you want to create for your design. In situations like this, it is better to just stop what you are thinking and trying to do. With all the ideas on your mind, it is obvious you do not have a definite one that will be the basis for the graphic design that you will do. Having load of idea is not a sin in graphic designing. It is always best to have more to get more results done. The thing is, one idea is enough for one design. From that one idea, note the many possibilities that you can make out of it and make it work for you.

Asking questions like; is this better than the rest or how will this work for the company or the person you are representing? Is the idea being clearly represented in one of the designs? These simple questions to begin with will be able to make all abstract thoughts that you have a concrete and strong foundation that you will be working on all throughout the designing.

The next thing to remember is to slow down. Take things at a time. There is no rush once your idea is there already. Just like all designs, the pictures you will create together with the colors that should be sued is the factors to consider first and foremost. If the client has already given a definite preference that you do not think will work, you can always improve it and make it work for you. That is your main purpose after all, to make something out of anything that looks to be ordinary and even hopeless. Being the great designer that you are, you are always open to ideas that does not always go with what you think. The test of being great starts from small and making impossible possible.
Make a guideline to follow as you go about your graphic design. This are meant to be followed but it does not mean they cannot be bended or twisted if the process calls for it.

Florie Lyn Masarate got a flair for reading and writing when she got her first subscription of the school newsletter in kindergarten. She had her first article published on that same newsletter in the third grade.

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