What Inspires You? – Part II

What Inspires You? – Part II

By: Lindsay Ferro & Yvonne Rush In our previous blog , you read what inspires some of those in the Architectural & Design community. Today, we wanted to see what inspires those outside our industry. Do you think architecture and nature will be as prevalent?

  1. I’m inspired by things that make me think differently. I find them in any medium–whether it be movies, music, books, poetry, or advertising. There’s a sense of excitement in experiencing a seemingly banal image or thought in a new way. Take Ezra Pound’s poem, “In a station of the metro” or Marcel Duchamp’s readymades. All help us continually redefine what exactly art is. For me, inspiration comes from these captivating small surprises. Corinne, Copywriter New York City
  2. My future success. Jessica, Psychology Student Fort Wayne
  3. I am truly inspired when I see one of my clients accomplish a goal they have been working so hard to achieve! The excitement they share with me continues to give me hope and encouragement when facing a hard task down the road. Gina, Social Worker Fort Wayne
  4. Nature. Kindness. God. I am inspired when other people think not of themselves but others. Janet, Teacher Greensboro
  5. I find inspiration by working to make myself better, succeeding and doing my best, and being able to defy those that doubt my capabilities. I let no one stop me or make me stand still. Brad, Materials Science & Engineering PhD Student Clemson
  6. Music above all else inspires me, especially The Velvet Underground. Michael, Biochemistry PhD Student Chicago
  7. I think I find most of my inspiration walking on campus at MSU. Working for the recruiting department, I look at all the different things that attract me to the university…the campus, students, culture, athletics. All of it inspires me to bring others here to experience and enjoy it as much as I did. Jessica, Graphic Designer East Lansing
  8. I find inspiration from the usual internet spots-Pinterest, creative blogs, etc. I also find a lot of inspiration from local antique stores. I usually take pictures of illustrations or pieces that I like. For most of my wedding projects I find inspiration from the customer’s actual event, wedding flowers, colors, and venue. I ask a lot of questions and ask for photos in order to get a feel for what they are looking for in a design. Liz, Designer/Illustrator Indianapolis
  9. I’m inspired by different things depending on the challenge. At work, I think I’m inspired by the prospect of success through the collective efforts of my team. I’m more inspired internally by the potential to successfully influence others to accomplish a desirable outcome.”- John, VP for Electric Company South Bend
  10. I’m inspired by the people around me all the time, and when I can personally put smiles on the faces of people I love. Ryan, Auditor Indianapolis

We weren’t surprised to see that architecture wasn’t a common theme for those not in our industry, as it’s not their life’s work. What we thought was incredible was how many people said they’re inspired by others, and influencing others in a positive way.  We found inspiration in everyone’s responses, because ultimately, everyone is motivated to make their lives and others’ lives better! What inspires you? Let us know below!

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