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    Banned bela is on a distinguished road
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    i walk out of the office with pen & paper, find a nice coffee spot, order myself double latte & start doodling ;)


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    Basically just get up, walk out and do anything.

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    I'm letting myself inspire by checking out branding guides of other companies for example when designing logos, or else it depends a lot on the design itself where I get my inspiration from.

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    Stepping away from the computer and doing something completely different – like cooking food or taking a shower. Best ideas always come in the shower haha

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    Step One: Stop Designing!
    Step Two: Go somewhere that you don't have to talk to anybody.
    Step Three: Stay there and do nothing.
    Step Four: When you get bored head back to your office.
    Step Six: On the way back call a friend or family to see how they are doing.
    Step Seven: Take a coffee on the way back.
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    Sometimes you just need to relax a bit. Maybe watch a ted talk or two about creativity or something related - it helps to stay in the zone and refresh your mind with some juice

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    John Cleese

    Check out John Cleese's speech about creativity. Very inspiring, very funny and very true :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qby0ed4aVpo

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    read a book, watch a movie. Try do anything non graphic design related. It'll come back you just need to let it happen naturally

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    go out get a drink

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    I love the beer vs coffee! For me, what works is to stop working on that project, let it "cook" on the back burner -- but then the Great Idea usually comes when I'm in the shower and can't write it down! Maybe I'll try the beer

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    Rearrange the room and face a new direction, accomplish a normal task in an absurd way.

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    For me the best way is just to try to brute force it. Continue the work because sooner or later you'll find something that works... a painful and frustrating process sometimes but usually worth it :-)

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    Take a break.

    This is the number one solution. Either you've got it in you or you don't. If it's in there, sometimes you gotta remove the barriers to letting it get out.

    Doodling and association and randomness have their place too, but sometimes the "block" is there for a reason to protect your mind from stress/overload.

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    I second taking a break. Completely taking your mind off of design is mostly when inspiration hits. Running or showering work great for me.

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    A drink, but just stopping everything and getting out to clear the head.

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