Sources of Inspiration

Concept, Design, Development, & Vision Inspiration

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.— William Shakespeare

I'm inspired by the world around me, but more importantly the people that make up the world around me. While my family and mentors throughout my personal and academic endeavors have inspired me, below are a few of my professional sources of inspiration.

Designers & Firms

Colleagues and peers in the web world are a great resource for inspiration. It's a competitive industry, but you can learn a lot by appreciating and understanding the work of others.

Large-scale firms and brands are seemingly today's trend-setters. While there are still a lot of big companies that could use a web revamp, the majority have helped push me to the next generation of web design and methodology.

Print & Online Magazines

One of the best resources for inspiration are the kinds that staff the best-of-the-best. I was able to develop a lot of my early skills thanks to the best print and online magazines, which provided me with both basic lessons and updates on news, tools, and trends - most of which I still continue to read daily.

Video Games

When you create a website, you are telling the story of the represented brand. Video games are by far my largest and powerful source of inspiration. Some of the stories told in hours of gameplay rival those of Homer, Shakespeare, and Hemingway. For as long as I can remember, I have been looking to video games for creativity and progression in design.

In my eyes, the combination of sleek design & intuitiveness are the staple of a great & usable website. It's that very reason that video games have always been my top design inspiration. The success of video games can only go so far as their (re)usability takes them. Websites are no different.