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Graphic Design Fused with World Inspiration

As a designer, inspiration can arrive in many shapes and forms outside of the virtual environment we immerse ourselves in every day.

Designing a website isn’t only inspired by other great website designs.  Everything seen, felt, heard, and experienced can play a role in elevating our next client design into something new and unearthed in the multimedia world.  All of these encounters are a contributing factor in inspiring something great, with an edge!  Designers gravitate to all sorts of mediums where they draw inspiration from to enhance their creativity.

My inspiration swells from travel.

Viewing the world from a different place, a different perspective, from another person’s point of view is incredibly inspiring.  We’re all born with similar functional abilities and start off in the world with the same promise and potential, but our experiences along the way help shape our worlds into vastly different interpretations.  Stepping inside someone else’s culture, looking through their eyes and catching a glimpse of their view point of daily life helps me to think outside the box.  I’m able to draw from the unique perspective and subtle touches that make it so exceptional from the world I know.  There’s something magical about sitting quietly in a pew in the Basilica di San Marco in the colourful island city of Venice.  Absorbing the grand mosaic masterpiece engulfing the sky-high ceiling above, created piece by piece hundreds of years ago while the world continues on around you.  The places at home, at work, even outside feel left behind.  Or standing on the edge of a hilltop in lush Costa Rica, gazing down at a steaming silent volcano as the sulfur smell tumbles up the mountainside in the sweltering soft breeze.  Knowing at any minute it’s calming nature could change in a fleeting instant.  Or standing in front of the Bell Tower in the Tower of London.  A structure strongly-reflecting its wear and tear through the ages since its 1190 inception.  And just imagining the events and people and carnage it has witnessed.  Many generations have passed by in that very spot where you stand, that feels so calm and peaceful and faraway now.  Travel is a passion.  It’s a privilege.  It’s inspiring.

I’ve been fortunate with the places I’ve traveled to so far, and I cannot wait to explore what’s waiting around the next turn.  These are some of my favourite photos from the places I’ve been.  Looking at these immediately transports me back to the place, the moment captured, and the feeling of being there, and how it made me feel.  And inspired me.

Amsterdam Silhouette - Netherlands
Amsterdam Silhouette – Netherlands
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins - Costa Maya, Mexico
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins – Costa Maya, Mexico
Innsbruck, Austria
Innsbruck, Austria
Lion Monument - Lucerne, Switzerland
Lion Monument – Lucerne, Switzerland
Local London Pub - London, England
Local London Pub – London, England
Theatiner church - Munich, Germany
Theatiner church – Munich, Germany
Poás Volcano - Costa Rica
Poás Volcano – Costa Rica
UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Rhine Gorge' - St. Goar, Germany
UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Rhine Gorge’ – St. Goar, Germany
St. Goar, Germany
St. Goar, Germany
2009 Stanley Cup Championship parade - Pittsburgh, PA
2009 Stanley Cup Championship parade – Pittsburgh, PA
Gondola ride through Venice canals - Italy
Gondola ride through Venice canals – Italy
Verona, Italy
Verona, Italy
Detail from the Château de Versailles - France
Detail from the Château de Versailles – France

What feeds your passion?  What inspires you?