Why your 'inspiration' for motion design is actually hurting you
Have you ever found yourself starting a project by killing a few hours on Behance, MotionServed, or any of those other sites that show all the cool projects people have been creating? It's time to stop looking to everyone else for your inspiration and get back to the root of why we do what we do. That being said, those sites do have a lot to offer and shouldn't be ignored. Just don't let it be your secret weapon, because honestly it will not be the best you can do, we promise. The appeal of starting there is that it's a quick fix to get some motion in your veins, and get creating. The danger is that so many things can very easily sink into your subconscious and be regurgitated with a slight spin but none of the originality that you set out to have. Most of us don't set out to copy other people's work, but many of us set ourselves up to have less original work by choosing the easy inspiration route. So if not there, then where? The answer is all around us in the world we live in.