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How Drawing Impacts my Design Process

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“Drawing is the root of everything.” – Vincent Van Gogh

If you're into art or design (or even just like to doodle during boring meetings), you know that drawing is the foundation of all creative pursuits. For me, it's the foundation of every project I do. But even if you're not an artist or designer, drawing can be a super useful tool in your daily life.

When I'm working on a design project, I always start by sketching and doodling to "mind dump" all of my ideas onto the page. It's like a brain purge, but way more fun and satisfying. Plus, since I'm not worried about being perfect, I can just let my creativity run wild. And believe me, it gets pretty wild in there.

Before I actually start designing anything, I do some brainstorming and think about what my client's needs, wants, and goals are. This helps me come up with ideas that are on point and actually solve problems. Once I've got a bunch of ideas written down, I start drawing and making notes. I use these sketches and notes to guide my design decisions and figure out which ideas are worth keeping and which ones should just go back to the drawing board.

Once I've narrowed down my top picks, I take those winning ideas and give them a little polish with more sketches. Then, I review everything one last time and pick the best of the best. And finally, I head to the computer to bring my designs to life using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.

But here's the thing: I don't go straight to the computer because it's too easy to get sidetracked by social media or overwhelmed by all the fancy tools in design software. Pencil and paper are way more chill and allow me to flow with my ideas without feeling like I'm stuck in a box. If I don't like a drawing, I can just toss it and move on to the next one without a care in the world.

So there you have it, my secret to coming up with awesome designs is all about drawing and sketching. It helps me generate a ton of ideas and tap into my inner creativity. And if you ever need help designing something for your biz, hit me up!

Drawing isn't just for art and design, it's a super versatile skill that can come in handy in all sorts of situations. Do you draw or doodle in your daily life? Let me know in the comments below!
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