So, I was randomly googling myself (don't lie you do it too) and looksy what I found. Some poor kid crudely tracing over my work, and doing a great job of passing it off as their own. Nice! Can you taste the sarcasm? Seriously though, I'm not even mad. I'm sort of impressed the way credit for copying my work is feverishly taken in the comments. Just too hilarious. Well, at least I know the JHDC Fan Club is in good hands!
I've been there, we all have. When you're just starting to discover the world of design and getting so excited about all of these amazing artists & designers that are out there. And then you find the one. When a specific piece or persons' work, just grabs you. You can't seem to get it out of your head.
For me it was UPSO and Si Scott. I was obsessed with their work, I'm talking almost daily visits to their sites. I literally looked at every project, in details, everyday for a week straight. That is totally normal. Take a look at their work, you can probably see the influences in some of my work.
But, you're only halfway there. The next step is to get inspiration from their work. You need to look at their projects, their process and truly learn from what they do. Then take what you learned, and go out there and try to create your own work. Simply copying someone's work and passing it off as your own, will get you nowhere.