Every designer has a certain work flow that they use to complete a task. Some designers like to plan out each step carefully, thinking about every detail while other designers can perform their jobs winging it. While there’s nothing wrong with either of those, today I’m going to go over my design process that I will tend to follow (although sometimes I do deviate from it) to give you an idea of the type of designer I am.
My Design Process
Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way – Edward De Bono
You’ve probably seen that quote on my front page. I picked that quote for the front page as it gives you an idea as to what kind of designer I am. While I do believe that sometimes simple designs are best, I do like to push boundaries in designing new things – You want your design to be memorable, and what better way of doing that than being creative in the process.
I like to chop and change between the two methods I outlined earlier. I adapt my methods to fit the job at the time, my notebook is filled with scribbles, notes and drawings…
Each design I create I make sure I have at least some design ideas drawn and ready to be adapted in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; some designs I draw a lot of ideas, and jot down a lot of notes, and sometimes I only draw a couple as I will already have the design in mind.
When given a brief however, I make sure that it fits with my clients ideas. Keeping in constant contact with my client I make sure they’re involved every step of the way, keeping them up to date with all of my design ideas before presenting them to the client.
To finish off, if you’d like to learn a little bit about myself, please visit my About Me Page. Link below!