The Sharers on The Branch

I’ve written a post over on The Branch.

Screenshot from The Branch website: The Sharers - Laura Kalbag shares how a sense of community helped her to grow into a career she loves.

James Dinsdale emailed me about a new project he was starting out, called The Branch, a site collecting posts about what inspires people. I love these kinds of posts, so I was really keen to be involved.

As a designer, inspiration is a much-discussed topic. Unfortunately, this ‘inspiration’ is often described as particular styles of design and the work of individual designers. I think these are less ‘inspiration’ and more idolatry.

To me, inspiration is in ideas and approaches. Inspiration is the what drives me to do the best, most meaningful, work that I can. Yes, these gallery sites might show very technically able designs and inspire me to become a more technically proficient designer, but I find the context of the design, the reasons behind why the designer made those decisions so much more motivational.

One comment

  1. Laura, Thanks for your great contribution, and continued support. I’m glad you share my enthusiasm for the project. Hopefully, given a little time to grow, it will become an invaluable resource for those not yet lucky enough to have found their calling in life. Cheers, James

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