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.