Finding what inspires me
I have found a website that shows topics for graphic designs. Some were interesting like one website that talks about certain logos and designs that were copied and how the little similarities were still the same to original brands. The website that shows topics like these are in http://www.youthedesigner.com/.
I see the website as inspiring by looking at ideas from text, logos, and other designs and what people think about it.
One inspiration that comes to mind is the work of Rafael Esquer and his team in http://alfalfastudio.com/studio-culture/team/. I like the use of variety which are mostly pictures. I also find inspiring learning about graphic designers who serve as role models because Esquer focuses on photography and visual arts. He’s also a creative director, judge and speaker for events and teaches in New York City and Mexico City which he’s labeled to many roles. It reminds me of the lecture that Hoffstetter gave in Professional Practice class because one person can be more than a graphic designer to be labeled as. Personally, I would like to learn more art role models who are from the bay area and to learn from what they went through so that one day I can inspire others and share what I went through.