Design Clinic: Take a break and have some fun
Find a few projects that will let you stretch your creative wings
By Bob Behounek
Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Ever since I was in grade school, my interests seemed to center around color and design. I am a visual type of person, always looking at and absorbing the world around me. Upon closer review, I realized that this caught me somewhere between the process and the finished product.
When we traveled around town back then, it was a whole new and creative world to explore. There was so much to see right in the path of our everyday journeys. I’m sure you’ve heard the song, “Signs, signs, everywhere a sign…” from the early seventies. That was what I saw, everywhere I looked. Those colorful images sprinkled throughout the landscape were also different yet so similar. My interest in this art form gained momentum every day.
As I got older I found myself searching for answers as I tried to crack the mysteries of color and design. I was fortunate to meet up with some very creative sign craftsmen who had huge amounts of inspiration. They became mentors with integrity and motivational fortitude. Many of these people gave me advice that has lasted a lifetime.