Even if you’re not ready to put your doodles in front of anyone else, capturing meetings, training, talks and conferences are an ideal start. You’re probably already making notes so starting to add visual elements such as titles, dividers and containers, small images to represent key points, arrows to connect information and speech bubbles to capture quotes isn’t that much of a stretch. These simple tricks really elevate your content to be more engaging and enjoyable to read.
Designers want to fix all of the things
As a designer, in addition to seeing inspiration everywhere you look, you see things that need to be fixed. Poorly designed doors are your nemesis. Oddly arranged grocery store layouts give you a twitch. Kerning in school holiday performance programs can be painful to look at. It’s not negativity driving these observations, it’s a deeply rooted need to fix these things that makes them stand out. You constantly imagine ways to improve the world around you. And when you get to act on those thoughts? It’s a great day.