Choosing the right water features for your modern garden designs involves a lot more than simply the aesthetic flavor. Wall fountains are becoming increasingly popular as a staple feature of entryways, patios, decks and lobbies not to mention extraordinarily popular in gardens and yards. Take your time to choose the right one that fits what you are looking for. A good way to do this is to simply look at wall fountain pictures from a printed catalog or high quality online retailer, close your eyes, and visualize how the fountain would look in your garden. Choosing Wall Fountains Before you start off on your quest for the right wall fountains for your modern garden, you need to consider where in your garden your water wall fountain is going to be placed. Do you plan to put it along a stone or brick wall in the back of your garden, or closer to the front where it will have more visibility? Where you decide to place your water feature will help you determine what type of wall fountain to purchase. Some people buy their fountain of preference first, but often bring it home to find out that it does not coordinate with their modern garden design, or that it does not fit where they thought it might. This is why you should examine the space that you have long before you consider what type of water wall fountains to purchase. Learn more about landscape design with wall fountains at http://www.gatewayconst.com/outdoor-design.html. Themed Wall Fountains What is the current theme of your modern garden? Modern garden designs can take on a number of different themes. Modern wall fountains with Zen themes, for example, may not blend in well with classic marble and statuary filled gardens that have more of an ancient Roman theme. It is important that you choose water wall fountains that coordinate well with the décor and theme that you have already established in your modern garden. Otherwise, your wall fountains may simply not fit in, which can disrupt the look or feel of your sacred space. Find out more about Zen garden design with the use of wall fountains at http://www.witch-crafted.com/garden8.htm The next thing that you need to decide on is what type of wall, and where you will put your brand new wall fountain. Are you considering a large sized wall fountain that is more vertical than horizontal? Or are you looking into horizontal wall fountains that take up a lot of horizontal space instead? The type of fountain that you plan on purchasing will play a determinant role in where you can place it, but you should also look at your options long before you choose a specific fountain to purchase. Different fountains can really enhance certain walls, because they draw the eyes in different directions. Vertical water wall fountains, for example, tend to draw the eyes upward and then beyond. Lower walls on the other hand are best suited for smaller, horizontal water features, because tall, narrow features would look cramped on walls that do not accommodate them fully. You must consider both your wall options and your fountain options before you do any serious planning, otherwise you may end up with a situation that you simply do not like. Learn more about the benefits of incorporating wall fountains with your home, yard, garden, or patio at http://shopazone.blogspot.com/2007/11/garden-foundations.html. So here is what you need to know when purchasing water wall fountains for your modern garden design: Decide where you want to place your wall fountains before you purchase them. The reason being is – when you go shopping, you have the measurements, location and other pertinent information in mind. Also, consider what kind of fountain you have in mind before you go shopping, so you can eyeball your garden or other preferred installation location, before hand. If you don’t think it will work, don’t risk it; otherwise you may end up with an expensive garden fountain with no place to put it. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=218158&ca=Gardening
Dear friends, any interior space is composed of some primary architectural elements such as walls, floor and ceiling. Depending upon the type of structural framework, the construction method would change. We always see experience and perceive any interior space in elevation. This means that walls are the first things of any structure that create an impact on our mind. The quality and volume formed because of the walls define an architectural structure. When we enter a building, what we primarily and dominantly perceive are walls. Let’s see how walls can be used as an excellent element in a bedroom design project. 1) Exposed Brick walls. In order to use these kind of walls it is necessary to preplan the interior design schedule. Normally if a brick wall is to be kept exposed (without plaster), it is built with high quality bricks which are machine cut for high quality and accuracy. Since bricks have their own color and texture, this option can be used to create a color contrast by keeping only one wall exposed and other with a contrasting color. This can add some interest in the bedroom. 2) Exposed plaster walls. An exposed plaster wall is a wall which has not been painted. These kind of walls are very rarely used in interiors. Since the plaster is a composite material using appropriate qualities of cement, sand and aggregate, the final material has a dull color. A dull color on a space like bedroom would express a kind of depression, hence is not recommended. But portions of a wall with preplanned design and sketching can be used in association with exposed brick wall. Design pattern with partly colored and partly exposed plaster can be a good idea. Or a completely exposed plaster wall with a design patter in grooves can be used effectively. 3) Wall with tile cladding. Tile cladding is what we see in kitchen above the cooking platform. Tile cladding is also used in bathrooms and toilets. These are normally ceramic tiles. In a bedroom interesting patterns can be created to fake the exposed brick wall mentioned above. Many excellent patters can be used just like a jigsaw puzzle. 4) Paint on walls. The word painting has two meanings here. a) A wall with plane colors applied to it. This is done above the plastered surface of the wall. Two or three coats of the desired shade of the color and base material are applied. b) Secondly, instead of using plane colors, the entire wall can be used as a “canvas” to paint a story or mural. This is a very good method to paint children bedrooms. Walls can be used as a storyboard to create interest. 5) Wallpapers. Applying a wallpaper is an excellent way to quickly change the look and feel of the bedroom. Depending upon the “theme” of the room many wallpaper patterns are available. Wallpapers are very good in large bedrooms. In large bedroom “emptiness” is a big problem. If there are not enough decorating elements available, a room might look empty. Here wallpapers can serve as fillers and quickly add some interest in the room. 6)Textured plaster walls. These kind of walls need special techniques to create a textured pattern on walls. Once a texture is applied any shade of paint can be used. One of the great thing about these walls is, when sunlight falls on them, a very interesting play of light and shadows gets created. Because of the undulations in the surface of the plaster, small shadows form on the surface of the wall, giving it a visual quality. A wall in the bedroom which receives direct sunlight should be chosen for this purpose. This article shows you how various options to the existing wall finishes are possible, that can enhance the quality of the bedroom interior space. I hope this article was informative to everyone. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=17584&ca=Home+Management
When people go to visit your site, they will already have some ideas about its content based on information provided by the referring source. For example, search engine results may provide a clip of text from your site that includes relevant keywords. In many cases, if the promised information is not delivered within the first page, you can rest assured that potential buyers will simply look for another website. Therefore, the way you structure your blog is extremely important. 1) Headers and Banners Today, many webmasters create niche specific different domains in order to keep the content as relevant as possible. This includes rotating banners, or special content headers at the top and bottom of the blog. Surprisingly enough, this does not advance search engine ranking, let alone assure that customers are going to buy from your site. When it comes to banners, you need to stop and ask yourself three very important questions: 1. When searching for specific information, do you even bother to look at banners, or do you quickly scroll down to find the content? 2. Have you ever clicked away from a page because it took too long for the banners or headers to load? 3. Do you often associate banners at the top of a page with “free” webhosting sites, and therefore, form a mental impression that the site may not be very creditable? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, chances are the majority of site visitors are also thinking the same way. No matter how you look at it, the advice related to creating massive advertising campaigns based on headers is useless, and downright harmful. As a general rule of thumb, you will always be better served by using these areas of your website for sensible sales pitches that can set the tone and the mood of the potential buyer. 2) Page Loading Speed There is no question that DSL, satellite, and cable modems are a vast improvement over dial up. On the other hand, many of these services also limit consumer bandwidth usage. As a general rule of thumb, if you page takes too long to load, it may also take up too much bandwidth. Under these circumstances, you can rest assured that potential customers will be annoyed and not want to come back to your site, let alone buy anything from it. While you may want to have a fancy website with lots of frills, you will always be better served by a clean, neat, fast loading website. 3) The Ideal Number of Columns When you open a newspaper, you will notice that the text is divided into a number of columns. Many webmasters try to duplicate this effect with their blogs. It is very important to realize that newspapers must make use of every available spot on a printed page. Therefore, when they break up text onto different pages, it makes sense. On the other hand, when you have more than three or four columns on your site, it can create a great deal of confusion. In fact, if your site has five or even six columns, some of them may be inaccessible to visitors with small screens. This problem becomes even pronounced if the browser does not support the vertical scrolling instructions found in the code for your blog. As a general rule of thumb, you should try to your site focused mainly on post and page content. Today, it is not always easy to draw a balance between a well designed website and one that looks contemporary. For example, if every other webmaster has a site with five or six columns, you may be tempted to clutter up your own site up. On the other hand, if you give it some though, you will soon realize that components such as extra columns and flash banners won’t gain any added value in search engine ranking. At the same time, potential buyers may become frustrated with slow loading pages, as well as ones that do not deliver the desired information. If you have to change design elements, you will be well served by changing logos, menu styles, and other features that will give your blog a contemporary look without sacrificing the functionality of the site. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=522349&ca=Writing
At the Start… When building your first blog, twitter account or website, sometimes it can be hard to write all the content yourself, especially if you have no writing skills. And more so when you have limited time and are working a full time job and have a family to attend to and support. This guide will show you what RSS feeds are all about, as well as how to install them on Twitter and Facebook. So what is an RSS Feed? RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication”. It’s a piece of code that updates content on a website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages. It’s a great way to get up to date information for your site users. You can have it updated ‘as it happens’, ‘once a day’ or once a week’. And all for free too. Your content options are News, Blog Posts, Videos and Discussion groups. Setting up an RSS Feed for Twitter, Facebook Having to update information on your Twitter page or Facebook wall can be a time consuming task. First you have to read through dozens of news articles, YouTube videos and monitor lots of discussion groups. Alas, there is an easier, automated system you can use. And at no cost, just about an hour or two of your time. Using Google Alerts and another couple of free online tools, you’ll be all set up in no-time. It’s a pretty basic setup. STEP #1: Basic Keyword Research First find out the top keyword phrases in your niche market. Using the free keyword research tool at adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal enter your top three to five broad keywords, one at a time, and for each one. After you do the search, the top 100 keyword phrases are displayed. Choosing the top two for each of your base keyword groups, open up your notepad and copy/paste your keywords and save to desktop. STEP #2: Setting up Google Alerts RSS Feed Next go over to google.com/alerts and in the ‘search terms’ textbox, enter your first keyword from the list you just created, preceded by allintitle: for example: allintitle: KEYWORD PHRASE1 Now select the type of alert you wish to feed. I recommend varying this for other keywords – it’s up to you. Now choose once a day for each of your keywords, and only the best keywords, and select the deliver to feed option, then hit the button. STEP #3: Obtaining Your RSS feed Code You’ll be presented with the list of your alert feeds next, so follow the link to create another alert for each of your keywords. Now open up the notepad file with your keywords you saved earlier. Click on the orange icon next to the link for using the Google Reader. You’ll see a new browser open up, displaying the XML code. Now we don’t need to understand all of it. Simply highlight and copy the http link for this RSS feed, and copy it to your notepad file. Do this for each alert. Here’s the link code you’ll need shown highlighted below: Google Readertag:google.com,2005:reader/user/05298211196547701748/state/com.google/alerts/16143275445321857510Google Alerts – world news2011-06-09T20:16:46Z-tag:google.com,2005:reader/item/061157d80f5d9e37Feeds for Google Alerts2011-06-09T20:16:46Z2011-06-09T20:16:46Z STEP #4: Sign up for Bit.ly and get an API Key An API key is a long password code that allows the Bit.ly online service update your Twitter and Facebook Accounts on autopilot, at times allocated by you. So go to bit.ly, sign up for a free account. Once your account is set up, read over the start-up help files and obtain your API key. Copy/paste your API key to your notepad text file, as well as your bit.ly username. STEP #5: Get Set Up with TwitterFeed.com TwitterFeed.com is a free web based tool that delivers all your tweet messages on a schedule basis. So get registered there then click on the Create New Feed button. Name your feed, then paste in the RSS link for your first feed. Choose the advanced Settings link, and set your feed to update every 3 to 6 hours. Remember Twitter only allows 50 tweets a day at time of writing, so don’t abuse it or they’ll suspend your account for a couple of weeks or more For the Post Content option, choose select title only, because you don’t want page descriptions showing up in your Twitter tweets, which are limited to 140 characters, including all links. Then back on TwitterFeed, check the box on the right labelled post link. The API login and key from your notepad should be copied and pasted here, so that the links can be shortened by bit.ly and posted to your Twitter page and/or Facebook wall page. Now click the button for step two. This section allows you to configure access to your Twitter or Facebook for the feed updates. Just click the links and enter in your details. STEP #6: Repeat Step #5 for Each of Your Google Alerts RSS links And that’s it. Check your Twitter profile page the next day, to see if the automated tweets are there. If not, go back and check all your settings and retry. If still you have problems, contact the websites you’ve been using to automate Twitter posts. The Downside of Using an RSS feed The only problem with using RSS is that you’ll be leaking out links to other vendors affiliate programs, rather than monetizing the links yourself. So it’s best not to link to other people’s blog pages, but set up Google alerts for news items and videos only. It’s better to send out tweets or wall posts that link to your word press blog page or articles on a web site you own. Monetize your web pages with Google Adsense, affiliate program adverts or link to an email squeeze page. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=876622&ca=Internet
Architectural designs are preferred by many at the time of building their dream house. Several architectural design concepts like wall panels, wall cladding panels, room dividers, corten steel panels, corten screens; attractive shop fittings, etc. are considered by architects, home designers and by general public at the time of house renovation or building new houses. These design concepts are the heart and soul of any building project. If you are looking for innovative architectural house plans to build your dream house, then there are endless options from which you can choose as per your choice and budget. Not only this, there is a variety of interesting designs available from which you can make choice. These designs give you the opportunity to create customised house plans based on your specific requirements. You can take professional advice for your architectural plans. This will help you to figure out what exactly you want and need. By incorporating architectural design concepts such as wall cladding, corten steel panels, room dividers, wall panels, corten screens, etc. you can give your dream house an innovative & stylish look. There are several design companies that offer affordable design plans to the customers who are looking for cost-effective plans to design their house. In the end, it is entirely your responsibility to make a list of various things that you will require and then accordingly make the selection of elements that you think would suit for your new home needs. The reputation of the designer also plays a vital role in your final decision about your custom made architectural home plans. After all, no one would like to work with a designer who has no experience and expertise at customizing architectural plans. When you are taking efforts to build your new house, then why not consider the advice of professional home designer. This will help in adding perfection to your house plans. It is also very important to consider your budget as well. By conducting an online search, you will find several home designers, but it is very important to choose the one that you can afford to work with. Building your new dwelling in Australia is a great decision, but it needs proper planning and implementation. It also requires customizing every detail provided by you. You should also check out a variety of existing architectural house plans to get great ideas for your dream project. In this way, you don’t have to worry about compromising with home structures if you don’t find the perfect one, and you will not have to deal with repairs of maintenance costs when you opt for existing house plans. If you are contemplating new home build in Melbourne, then it is a great idea to research for options and to find the best professional home designer for your specific needs. By surfing sites on Internet, you will get wealth of knowledge on shop fittings, wall cladding panels, wall panels, room dividers, corten steel and corten screens. Having detailed study about these architectural design concepts will really help you at the time of your dream project. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1255180&ca=Home+Management
Whenever you buy a house or an apartment for your living everything is bare. There is no furniture and nothing on the walls. It is up to you to turn that how you turn your living space into your home sweet home. First thing when a person buy a new house starts thinking about which color is suitable for me or what I need to do for my walls decorations. After choosing a perfect color for your walls mostly decide about whether their selected furniture is comfortable and also match with their walls or interior. You might find curtains that are practical and fashionable. You will accessorize with lamps and knickknacks that add something to a room. These are some quality things that can easily turn your empty space into your sweet new home. But if you want to give your home an extra touch of classy and artistic look then there is no better option than adding wall art into your interior decoration. There is no need to add to much wall art in your living space. Only a few pieces throughout your new home can completely change the look and feel of your new home.
Before buying a new wall art for your home decoration, the first thing you need to make sure about its placement. This is because through this way you can easily find a perfect piece of to hang at your desired or favorite place. Remember that you do not want anything that will end up in the bright sunshine because it will fade. Mostly people prefer to hang their selected wall arts in living room, over the sofa or the fireplace. Choice is yours.
After choosing a perfect placement of your wall art now you need start thinking about what type of wall art you will be looking for. Do you want a reproduction of a classic or an original? Do you like landscapes or something modern? Do you like poster or oil paintings? Do you like your paintings framed or not? No matter, what you are looking for you will defiantly find a perfect piece according to your requirements. The only thing you need to keep in mind the color scheme of the room that you are buying the art for. After having a good idea of what you are looking for can help you to find perfect canvas prints for your interior design ideas.
Today, there are so many online shops available that offer you many stylish and attractive accessories for interior design ideas. All these essentials are available on very affordable rates and prices. You just need to make some search online to find a painting that you like at an affordable price.
The whole process of decorating your home is very personal in nature. Everyone wants to make sure that everything should fit according to his/her unique tastes and provides an eyeful of delight every time. There are so many people who work so hard to create an artistic atmosphere that breathes style and elegance, but quality and creative wall art have made all these things easy. Just buy your favorite hanging and decorate your home according to your own style.
Wall decals are an excellent way to add your distinct individuality to the walls in your dwelling.
Even if you don’t atmosphere which your redecorating skills are particularly wonderful, the vinyl wall decals you can get will really make your dwelling exterior fantastic.
Kids wall stickers is often a huge help on making your kid feeling like he is a fearless captain of a spaceship or she is a beautiful princess in a beautiful castle.
The images are colorful, bright and sharp, so they’re pleasing to the eye, as opposed to being an intrusive radio advertisement.
If you’re into activities such as extreme sports, chances are there’s a wall sticker to show your passion.
There are numerous patterns to choose from like a floral decorations or maybe even a post-modern feng shui look.
They’re going to be hanging on the wall in direct sunlight day in and day out.
These wall sticker will give an arty edge to your quarters and can even be considered as designer wall art.
So, you paint the walls and put up a wallpaper border, otherwise you do the entire room in Winnie the Pooh wallpaper.
We like to finish through a dampened piece of newspaper to dry off the surface.
The other factor is paint methods.
The game brings the nation together through the right sportsmanship spirits.
Still not convinced? Many wall stickers companies offer cash back guarantees, so there’s nothing to lose.
Use peel and stick wall pockets and combine the polka dot appearance with a functional way to keep up through your school utensils and CDs.
You can temporarily remove the stickers to give the space a fresh coat of paint when needed.
Apply when the glass is in shade.
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The most important thing is to take it slow.
Floral wall graphics is often used to decorate not simply walls, but practically any flat surface, be it indoors or outdoors.
Instead try to pull it fantastically gently from one corner and roll it off.
One of the Stego’s neighbors through the Jurassic Period was the Apatosaurus.
Floral and sky patterns work best through furniture like chairs and sofas.
Let the cave transformation begin!
Get a second soft dry cloth like an old T-shirt and wipe them down to dry them.
At hospitals, they help bring about a impression of relaxation and joy.
Forest and tree wall decals are a ideal way to enhance the calm undertones you want to cultivate at home.
Wall stickers are best applied at just the right temperature.
The possibilities are endless.
It might be two toned otherwise borders will be used to distinguish the two colors.
This means the air temperature and also the surface temperature.
Kids’ wall sticker will be effortlessly aloof and carried along while moving out.
Apply when the glass is inside shade.
There are so a lot of patterns, sports themes, cartoon characters and additional than you can choose from.
Use the wall stickers, along by means of a locker shelf and a locker mirror and before you will it you will have a nicely decorated locker
One of the most interesting home décor trends we’re seeing these days is wall murals, especially in in-home or basement bars. Many homeowners are building what has become known as “man caves.” These are spaces in a home, typically in the basement, set aside for them and them only. They can hold poker games each week or gather for the big game. Basement bars are perfect for entertaining, no matter what kind of event your significant other is hosting. More men are even decorating these manly places with artwork that expresses their interests, taste, and style, and that includes life-sized pictures of their favorite quarterback or even a panoramic view of their team’s stadium or ballpark. Sports wall murals are more popular than ever thanks the emergence of these man caves.
Before you can decorate your basement bar with sports wall murals, you have to design your man cave. Some things to keep in mind as you’re going through the design process: make sure you have plumbing, some electrical outlets, durable cabinets, and creative lighting. The bar itself should be about 42 inches high, although that may depend on how tall the man of the house is. The side of the bar at which your guests will sit should have room for a couple of bar stools or other kind of seating. Your side should be next to a wall on which you can put shelves. No basement bar is complete without sports wall murals. You can use a wall picture as a replacement for an expensive mirror that is typically found behind a bar. While it is the traditional adornment for a bar, a mirror can date what should be an exciting, hip place to hang around.
Sports wall murals are affordable and install easily no matter where you’d like to put it. Find a variety of these man cave accessories at VisionBedding’s website at www.visionbedding.com. If you haven’t found the right sports wall murals yet, you may want to browse through the company’s offerings. VisionBedding has a wide assortment of wall murals ideal for a basement bar, whether you’re mainly interested in sports, fishing, tropics, or anything else you can think of.
Once you found your ideal sports wall murals, hire a wallpaper hanger or do the installation yourself. It’s fun and easy to do on your own, but you may want to hire a professional if you’re not handy at all. If you take on the project yourself, just make sure you follow the instructions given by VisionBedding.
Sports wall murals continue to be a popular, stylish home decorating choice. They are a sure way to make your man cave stand out in the crowd. You’ll impress your buddies who will think you spent much more on the wall mural than you did. A well-designed, mural-clad basement bar is one of the greatest spaces in which to gather and to make memories. Make that space even more special with a wall mural.
Whenever you notice an inspiring design, bring it with you and add it to your collection. Over the years, you will have hundreds of posters, brochures and other items stored in boxes and folders. Keep them easily accessible and get inspiration whenever you need it.
Books are an amazing source of knowledge and are essential for an ongoing learning process. Develop an extensive collection that contains books from diverse subjects, which can be educational, inspirational or technical.
Read designer blogs
I have learnt so much by reading blogs by great graphic designers. I can’t stress how important it is to take advantage of the invaluable source of knowledge on the Internet. Also remember to use what you learn in your work.
Start your blog
Starting a blog will help you to get connected with other members of the graphic designers’ community. You will be able to get feedback for your projects and learn from others’ work. Writing articles for your blog will keep you aware of trending topics and new technology.
Be an active member of the graphic designer community
It is essential for a freelancer to join an online graphic designers’ community. This will keep you in touch with what is happening in the design world, while also being an excellent source for critique and feedback. One disadvantage of freelancing is the absence of criticism.
Keep taking photos
When you find designs that fascinate you that you can’t take home, take photos. A camera phone is a handy device for this, so just click and file it away for using later. My collection has pictures of shadows on walls, architectural designs, basically, anything that stands out.
Create fake projects
If I have spare time, I like creating fake projects for a fake company. I design the logo, brochure, stationery and even the website. This can be a good exercise for creativity and keeps designing fun. I enjoy letting my creativity run completely wild without the limitations of a client or a boss.
Redesign other projects
This is a good alternative to designing for fake brands. You can try your hand at redesigning graphic projects done by other designers, as an exercise to see what they did incorrectly and how you can make it better.
Redo previous designs
Go back and look at your previous designs. Your likely response will be criticism and disbelief that you actually did it. Don’t get rid of it, instead redesign it.
Every once in a while, I make the concerted effort to attend lectures by other leading designers at local colleges or universities, and I always end up learning something new.
While attending lectures, I look for designers that work for a graphic design company with more experience and skills than me. Networking with designers of higher intellect and expertise is motivating and pushes me to work more and learn.
Max Chohan is a highly experienced web designer and graphic designer in Dubai who has works for a leading web design company and graphic design company in Dubai. His expertise includes extensive experience in designing and developing both mobile and desktop websites with integrated graphic design solutions.
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Buy books regularly as an extensive book collection is essential for continued learning. Set a target of buying a new book at least two weeks ranging from educational books to inspirational or technical ones.
Whenever you see a creative design that provides inspiration, bring it with you and file it away to make your own design collection. You can collect posters, brochures, and other material stacked away in easily accessible boxes and folders.
When you find designs that you cannot take home with you, take photographs. Camera phones usually provide good quality photos and are readily available with you at all times. Take pictures of designs, buildings, shadows on walls and other innovative subjects.
There is such a vast resource of design related articles that you can read at various blogs by successful graphic design experts. You will get a lot of new information about ongoing design trends and innovations.
Start your own design blog
Having read others’ blog for a while will give you the basic knowledge of how a blog functions. Start your own graphic design blog to be more in touch with the design community and become more analytical about your own designs.
Create fake projects
If you have spare time, create fake projects such as fake brands, for which you can design stationery, a logo, brochures and a website. Since you have no limiting factors, you can let your imagination and creativity go wild.
Redesign other people’s work
Alternatively, you could redesign projects by other people and correct whatever you think they did wrong.
Redesign your old projects
Review your past projects and redo ones that you think could be done better. You will discover how much you have progressed and improved.
Lectures by experts
Make it a part of your plan to attend one lecture every month. You will learn something new at each one.
You can network with other designers by attending lectures by designers who are more talented and experienced. Interacting with highly skilled people motivates you to do more.
You can register for classes at many local colleges for specific courses. You can thus improve your technique.
Learn new activities
If you find yourself in a slump, do something entirely unrelated to creating designs. Taking the pressure off from having to create can work wonders.
Travel to other countries and you will discover the feeling of being very inspired. You will get innumerable design ideas because experiencing different cultures and viewing their art and design can really expand your horizon.
Interview studios and designers
You could organise a local or national studio tour, during which you would interview 10 or 50, or maybe even 100 design studio experts. You will learn a lot and make valuable contacts.
Your sketchbook can help you put down your ideas very quickly. Not having to deal with the limitations of computer aided design software can help.
Max Chohan is an experienced web designer [http://webdesigndubai.puzzle-uk.com/web_design_dubai.html] in Dubai working for a leading graphic design company in the Middle East. At Puzzleworks Design, he has has the expertise to offer advice on being a successful graphic designer and web designer.
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