Failure can be a learning experience, but only when we’re open to it. Getting past our initial reactions and not giving into fear’s 1-2 punch allows us to grow and get better.
I’ve found myself using the phrase “lean into it” a lot lately. While it was not planned, it has become a welcome addition to our conversations.
With the amount of changes that come upon this industry each year, most web designers have set a new standard when it comes to the term, “run and gun”.
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.
I often talk about how important the act of reading is to a designer. I don’t have many platforms or soap boxes that I get on regularly, but the importance of staying current and understanding our place in the stream of time through continued education is one of them.
“I don’t like to read” are some of the most painful words I hear uttered on a semi-regular basis.
One of the things you have to accept if you decide to put pen to paper is that most of the time you are writing for the void.