About Inspiration by Design

Inspiration by Design is the product showroom and volume discount site for Design Ideation creative arts products.

It is the art of inspiration.


It is in the natural world around us. It is in the people we meet and the places we visit. It is in the connection we make when we have the courage to get too close to a wild animal. It is in the special relationship we have with a mountain, river or lake. It is what makes us want to keep going back to the places that hold a place in our heart. A photograph helps us remember. A story, even more.


When we have been inspired we remember the moment. Inspiration influences us with extremes and subtleties. It captivates us with patterns, shapes and colors …. natural or abstract. Instinctively we want to recreate it. Inspiration can be from an action or behavior. Inspiration is what makes us want to be unique and do great things.


The art of inspiration can be in our ability to capture the moment with a photograph, influence a behavior with an encounter or evoke emotions with thoughtful design. Inspiration can cause an immediate reaction or challenge us to think. Through our work, we strive to do both.


At Design Ideation, we are veterans of design thinking and inventors at heart. We are architects, designers, teachers and proponents for the intuitive application of design thinking to art, education, business and life.


Inspired by a passion for design and an admiration for the power it has to turn ideas into objects our artwork is the result of more than two decades of exploration into the potential of inspiration. Inspiration lives in our minds, our hearts and in the place we choose to write down our thoughts and sketch out our dreams. It is with great care that we hand craft our products to provide a canvas for your exploration. Enjoy the inspiration!


It is the inspiration of art.