Rough scratching or painting by hand
Spend some time to give practice to your hand for rough scratch or paint. You can create funny cartoon character or info graph or anything you like to scratch. Sometime scratching without any financial purpose takes you to deeper to your thoughts of imagination and can get some good idea. All you need to do is to convert that idea in your design with use of software and technology. Designing wireframe can be more specific scratch if it relates with your web design carrier and then trying out on any live site to see the real impact of your visitors. Thinking of usefulness of that wireframe in small screen of mobile instead of wider screen of computer, would take you to new stage of imagining with user prospect.
Narrow down the possibilities
If you are Chicago web design expert who has designed many websites in different industry and concept, getting new one would raise so many possibilities in your mind which would lead to great confusion. It is not single entity for which you have so many thoughts but for all elements like style of buttons, design of text links, style of menu, special text effects, front header intro design and footer specification. All these things have role in creating confusion and you must fix common attributes of each before starting the actual design. Fixing things would make your work easier.
Go out from home and observe
Sitting on computer for continuous hours of work make you addicted of thinking about common scenario of implementing specific task. So sometime you have to give break and go out and observe different things by nature. GO watch out animated or funny cartoon movies, watch comic magazine or anything you like. Observing different things and people behavior, watching great architecture structure all these can give you new ideas if you are good at observing things.
Never stop learning
There would be no end of learning in this industry. There would be new tools, new update about software, new art, new ways and new trends would be there. Following up with all these stuff would be tough task and require lots of time. Never feel over confident that you have absorbed all the stuff and knowledge of all the things present in web design. Spend 30 minutes on learning about new things and watching on great design work by other professional.
Trying out New stuff
Web designer often found himself fighting against the time to design something unique which usually require more time than given to the client, and if they fail at certain initial stage, they used to give up and adopt the option which they have experience of. So any web design requirement comes, if you start of trying something new which you haven’t designed previously, never give up in middle of way and try harder to complete.