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    Banned amidjang is on a distinguished road
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    Just for your input, this is what I usually do in this case :

    1. Find out the the real purpose of this project, be it my, or just looking good, selling yourself, etc.
    2. Find out your end-users, is it gonna be your teacher "employer", circle of friends (with assumption you're going to get my, or just for fun), and many more possibilities.

    3. After you get those essential information, I'd divide 50-50 between my "ego" and end-users' request (standard.)
    For example, you like pink and hand-drawn layout, but you already know that your end-users, employers to-be, instructors, etc don't see pink-ish and messy-hand drawn layout as "professional" in term of design business. I'd go with the flow and add those pink and hand drawings as flavor, or say, support of the design and go with the more structured layout.

    This, what I've been doing and working when dealing with client, and ofc my ex-bosses. On hand, you seem to be fresh, following the trend, while on the other hand, you've got your own flavor and uniqueness.

    Good luck

    EDIT : Typo

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    this could probabluy help

    www.creativemarket.com

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    Graphicriver is the best source for search an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaurart View Post
    I highly recommend this site to get inspired:
    http://www.bpando.org
    this is nice for a research, I will bookmark it for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supershock View Post
    Graphicriver is the best source for search an idea.
    Graphicriver is sure great place to look for stationary mockups and stuff but there are many better sites to get inspired.

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    I try to brainstorm and create outlines for myself on larger projects. Especially on branding projects I like to define exactly what I want to communicate and boil it down to a phrase or two or three words. These are generally inspired by both visual and traditional research I do on a subject.

    Also mood boards of inspiration based on theme help me a lot! Good Luck!

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    I think designing for your own purposes is the most difficult designer task.
    If you don't know how to present yourself, you should make a little survey and ask your friends which color / font / style reflects you the most. When you get some basic information it should be easier for you to start with the project.

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