21 September 2015

Inspiration everywhere

According to our creative director Giles Hicks, you know that you’re a true designer when you can’t help but see inspiration everywhere.

Colour, typography, shape, pattern, words, images, sounds, film and textures. It’s in our mindset to be constantly aware of our surroundings.


Whether walking down the street, going to a foreign country, the web, magazines, posters, books, TV… little pieces of inspiration might influence your next design piece.


It’s not just graphic design, we’re influenced by all sorts of creative industries like fashion, music, interiors, product and textiles.


My latest influences:


I love the use of geometric patterns and colours on Years & Years’ Communion album.

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Lovely piece of typography on House of Fraser’s window in Bristol.

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Matinique’s image style has taken a nice turn recently – feels a bit like the Kooples and All Saints.


Inspirational advert


I’m a big advocate of getting out and about, as it breeds the best ideas. But here’s some of our favourite go-to websites when we can’t make it out from behind our desks!

  • Pinterest
  • Design Taxi
  • Designspiration
  • Siteinspire


Why not follow us on Instagram to see what’s inspiring us today?  https://instagram.com/synergy_creative/

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