I’m teaching a new Professional Practices class this year, so I’m heads deep in developing new content.
The ebb and flow of our available time as designers is in constant flux. How we manage it can be the lifeline we reach for prior to burnout.
I recently spent 10 weeks working with 18 designers/developers, teaching them how to interact with clients and run real website projects.
Much of what we get out of a design school education is slanted to satisfy the primary purpose of making a designer employable upon graduating.
Design education needs more focus on developing soft skills in their freshly minted designers. Talking about the intangibles of this career is beneficial.