Been watching and reading a lot on how to be more creative with graphic design and have been doing the things suggested (mood boards, sketching, learning new software and a degree in graphic design, etc) and, for me anyway, I am finding that I have become so overexposed to design that when I sit down to actually design something I am so overwhelmed by the different approaches I have seen to a design outcome that I become just stuck and unable to move forward.
I understand the method of design and have an understanding of what not to do but how do you be original or innovative when it's all been done before?
For each project I go in wanting very much to do something that is in keeping with the brief and is relevant to the client's business but I find I just end up playing it safe and pretty much going with something that at the end looks pretty generic and not particularly creative. This is fine for some business but I feel pretty uninspired really by my designs.
Just wondering if anyone else feels the same way?