I hold a BFA in art with concentrations in graphic design and ceramics. (Admittedly, the latter concentration seemingly has little to do with the first, but it more than anything else was able to get me to think more abstractly than other mediums had up until then, something very much related to design.)
I design, illustrate, make things, come up with new ideas, and between all that I blog about some of what I do. If you’re interested in collaborating, check out my contact page!
Some ideas are like a moment of kismet when a problem and a solution seamlessly collide. (I love it when that happens!) Other ideas…involve lots of sketches, piles of paper, hours of research, revisions, and staring blankly at blank screens and pages. Alright, a lot of ideas get worked out that way. Maybe most.
So much about designing is about problem solving. No matter how hard I try to fit that process into a neat, tidy fashion where the ideas come when I want them to come, sometimes getting some fresh air or a cookie can freshen up my perspective to get back at it.