People often asked me of how I come up with design concept. Do I dream them up or do they just popped up in my head? Sometime that scenario does happen. Although, it is very rare. As a working designer I usually find inspiration from art, architecture, books, traveling, music, films, nature and people. Or anything else that I find interesting. At my old jobs the design direction would come from merchandisers and creative directors. Usually trend forecasting companies would be a big source for design direction. It is such a different process doing this on my own. I would not trade an actual paycheck for my own label. It is worth the challenges. My friend Tracey sent me this great blog from a designer in New York, Nancy Jimenez. Her blog is called “yellow orange wonderland.” It is a fantastic blog for inspirations.
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Click here to check out the blog. Thank you to Nancy for her beautiful blog.