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3 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Graphic Designer











It’s no secret that it can be easy to feel pressured, drained, and overwhelmed as an active designer. However, by following three, miniscule steps, you can kick-start your motivation and creative energy levels in no time.

1. Find Your Work Flow

Do you consider yourself to be more creative as the sun rises? Or are you more likely to accomplish the most in the evening? Establishing your productivity cycle will give you more comfort and confidence to clear your mind and face your tasks with fresh eyes.

2. Set Goals

One of the best ways to approach a project head-on is to declutter your mind. While it is tempting to envelop yourself with social media and miscellaneous tasks, you can defeat these distractions by breaking down your goals (the more specific, the better).

3. Use Your Tools

Renew your originality with a mind map and push self-criticism aside. Surround yourself with creatives and explore the outdoors. Try typing your ideas on smartphone apps like Evernote, and search through inspiration-gathering websites, like Pinterest.

It’s all about taking baby steps and concentrating on one task at a time with confidence. By following these three simple steps, you can rock your next designs with solid motivation—full speed ahead!


  1. Kathleen Larkin wrote:

    I really like the idea of using a mindmap. I recently used this technique to initially capture random ideas for an assignment. It gave me the jumpstart I needed!

    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  2. Jie Zheng wrote:

    This was a great reminder! I can relate to getting distracted by having my phone nearby. It keeps me from completing a full thought, so mind-mapping is a good idea as well. I just began using it this year and its really cool how it can end up with two unrelated ideas through a series of correlations.

    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Permalink