Follow Your Fear

Testing out something that you do not have experience with is a great way to get outside of your comfort zone. Trying something new will open up new doors and possibilities you may not have considered.

Don’t Force It

Often, finding yourself in a creative block can feel discouraging. Do not try to control your motivation. If you are constantly trying to manipulate your motivation in strategic ways, you will lose motivation all together and it will be different to pick it back up.

Find Fresh Outlooks

Consider seeking out fresh perspectives on whatever you are doing. Listening to what others have to say about your work could be just the thing you need to get reinspired about your project and jump back in.

Realize It’s Natural

It is important to realize that everyone gets stuck in creative blocks, it is normal. However, understanding that you are not the only one to go through a creative drought is encouraging and will hopefully help you get over the block.

Get Feedback

Asking others for feedback on your projects is a great way to improve your work and gain further inspiration. Sometimes, a simple comment or suggestion will completely change how you see your project and help you create something even more amazing.

Analyze Your Work

Comparing your work to your past work and projects is a great way to understand what is and is not working. You can analyze the best and worst elements in your work and use your findings to gain inspiration.

Don’t Panic

It is important to note that it is normal to come across creative blocks and nothing to panic about. Sorting through this plateau is all about managing and staying on top of your mental state. Be sure not to panic and put yourself down about not being in your most creative headspace.

Try a New Medium

Consider testing out a new medium or approach to the work you are doing. Trying something new is a great way to reinspire yourself and your work.

Immerse Yourself in Something Else

If you find yourself in an uninspired place, consider throwing yourself into something else and step away from the process you are stuck in. If you focus on something else and find joy in a new project, you will feel reinspired and have a fresh perspective when you return to work.

Remember Art is Subjective

Keeping an open mind about art and understanding how art is super subjective is important to remain encouraged when you do not feel inspired. Work you think is not the best may be seen as exceptional by someone else.

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.