As a web designer, you have every right to consider yourself an artist. While Rembrandt painted on canvas and John Lennon created with a guitar, web designers create with the most advanced tools technology can provide. With those tools, you can go out and create something unique unto yourself.
It’s easy to get caught up in the practice of following protocol and doing what everyone else does, the same way they do it. However, it can’t be fulfilling to one’s artistic senses. Here’s a few general ideas you can use to help develop your own style and set you apart from the masses.
Put Yourself On Display
Instead of focusing all of your attention of design projects for clients or bosses, you need to set some time aside to develop something for yourself. Just sit down and start creating a web design or mobile app about you or something that holds your interest.
Expand Your Skill Base
To successfully touch the bounds of your creativity, you may need to expand the bounds of your knowledge. This can be accomplished by attending to new technologies and continually increasing you knowledge base into the future. New tools can often lead to knew inspirations.
Your creativity is often an extension of your life experiences. Don’t get caught up in the cycle of devoting all of your time to sitting in front of a computer trying to impress people with your work ethic. Get out and reach out for new experiences and hobbies.
We all tend to imitate people and things we believe are representative of something successful. That’s often done, assuming we have nothing more to offer than imitation. Instead, you need to focus on being yourself and letting your talent set you apart from the crowd.