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In the last blog, we focused on portfolio building and its key factors. Loop highlighted the importance of showcasing the portfolio the right way along with some key points that must be included.

Now let’s delve into today’s discussion and discover how and where to find design inspirations. With Bloop, we’re embarking on a journey from imagination to profit where we will explore the fascinating world of design inspirations and how they can lead to tangible success. So, let’s dive in!

Finding Inspirations: Fictional Designs vs. Profitable Products

Have you ever found yourself immersed in a flurry of ideas, divided between fantastical concepts and profitable products?

You are not alone! Finding the appropriate inspiration is critical to making your creative ambitions a reality. But how can you strike the proper balance? It’s all about understanding your target audience, spotting market trends, and unleashing your creative genius. Allow your imagination to go wild while drawing out fanciful worlds or developing new solutions – but always keep one eye on the end goal.

Including Case Studies in Your Portfolio: The Power of Storytelling

Now, let us talk about the hidden heroes of your design portfolio: case studies. Why are they so vital, you might ask? Consider them your design superpowers: a tangible display of your abilities, collaborative skills, and ability to overcome obstacles. Recruiters and hiring managers like an excellent case study because it provides insight into your creative process, problem-solving abilities, and effect on real-world initiatives. So, don’t be bashful; proudly present your greatest work and let your case studies speak for itself.

Generating Unique Project Briefs: Sharpening Your Skills

Are you ready to take your design game to the next level? It’s time to get hands-on with some mock projects! But not just any fake projects; we’re talking about one-of-a-kind, randomly generated project briefs that will both challenge and inspire you. Go to or, choose a deadline, and get started. And remember that it’s not only about finishing the projects; it’s also about documenting your method, soliciting criticism, and always honing your skills.

Actively Training Your Design Eye: Developing Intuition

Design is more than simply pixels on a screen; it is about understanding what makes good design work. Make it a daily practice to immerse oneself in the realm of design. Analyze 10-15 designs per day from Behance, Dribbble, or 99Designs. 

Consider: What makes this design excellent or bad? By deliberately training your design eye, you’ll begin to acquire an intuition for what works and what doesn’t – a talent that will benefit you throughout your design career.

Real-World Projects: Putting Your Skills to the Test

Once you’ve honed your skills through mock projects and received feedback, it’s time to dive into real-world initiatives. Volunteer with local non-governmental organizations, look into freelance possibilities on platforms such as 99Designs or Upwork, or take part in hackathons. The goal here isn’t simply to make money; it’s to gain experience, improve your portfolio, and make a positive difference in the world through design.

Finding Community Online: Growing Together

Last but not least, don’t forget to find your tribe! Join Slack communities, participate in virtual design events, and connect with other designers on Twitter. Surround yourself with like-minded people who share your love for design and are on the same path of growth and learning. You’ll inspire, support, and challenge one another to take your design professions to the next level.

So, there you have it! From idea to business, navigating design inspirations is all about striking the right balance between creativity and practicality. So go ahead: dream big, work hard, and let your designs shine!