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Can Traveling Make You a Better Designer?

Pack your bags and grab your passports, because it’s time to give your new and upcoming designs a fresh, global touch. No matter what your goal as a designer is, embarking on an adventurous journey will offer infinite, inspiring opportunities that are simply too enriching to resist.

Discovering the world allows us to unleash more of our creative potential by giving us distinctive perspectives to current trends and by bringing awareness to design from an international context, without having to be online all the time.

Take the London Design Museum, for instance. Maybe you will find inspiration from noticing different interpretations of design styles. Or maybe you’ll travel to Switzerland and discover creative advertisements in public transportation sites and malls. You can even venture to natural gems, like the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls in Iceland, the Paria Canyon in Arizona, or the Sa Pa mountain in Vietnam, and study colors and textures that you could integrate into your own work.

Since great design exists everywhere, it is refreshing to become receptive and open-minded to our surroundings, and take in new senses, details, and connections. Exploring allows us to create our best work and becomes the spark to ignite our creative fire.




  1. Diana Contreras wrote:

    I definitely think visiting foreign places gives us inspiration and design ideas. By changing our sceneries, we are able to see different buildings, people, customs, and many other different things that we don’t see everyday which might spark our creative juices.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  2. Maryam Nozary wrote:

    I love this post! I would have to agree that traveling will help improve your art/design. It is a way to open your mind to new culture and ideas. Having a better understanding of culture allows one to make their designs universal.

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:39 am | Permalink
  3. Byeongsu Jin wrote:

    I agree with you. when traveling other countries, I realize art is everywhere and becomes a style.

    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink
  4. Manavi Singh wrote:

    I agree with you and everyone else above. I’ve traveled a lot between India and America and it has shaped me into the artist I am today. Being able to explore different cultures really helps you in inspiration for your own art and design and learning new things.

    Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:29 am | Permalink