Darin Michelle
Creative Director

Darin Michelle

Made in Maryland

Design: Get Free


A couple years ago, a friend and I came up with a personal mantra: Get Free. This mantra has stuck and repeats in my mind on a regular basis. For us, getting free was about getting free of creative blockage, negative people and vibes and removing anything out of our way that was keeping us away from our creativity. Through the years, Get Free has applied to so many situations in my life. Whenever I feel bogged down with negativity or anxiety about a project or creative goal, I remind myself to Get Free. Following the creation of this mantra, I created a few free wallpaper designs based on the saying. Tonight, I was feeling stuck in a rut and decided to remind myself once again to Get Free. I turned to the computer and created a few more images based on this wonderful saying. Though not wallpaper size, they are a good size for sharing.

For me balloons are a perfect representation of this mantra.

My love for color definitely shows in these layouts. After creating the first one, I decided to play around with the hue and saturation of the background and see what other color palettes I could create. These two were my favorites. I love the brightness and fun of these colors.

Get Freeii

Get Freeiii

In light of how much I use this saying and create around it, I decided to give it it's very own category on the blog. I hope you are able to Get Free of those things that are keeping you stuck in a certain negative space. If you need any inspiration, check back and see what else is under the Get Free category.