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The only job security a designer has is in his or her ability to design.

Good design does not have to be expensive. It does have to be thoughtful, well considered and well executed.

There are two types of designers: productive and lazy.

Productive designers stick to the basics, knowing that work must be completed before deadline. Lazy designers waste time scrolling through inspirational sites, delaying deadlines because inspiration has not yet arrived.

It’s crazy how many people in the creative industry don’t get the basic principles of how people see and think. They keep making the same mistake, making designs they like instead of ones that actually work.

Designing is a piece of cake, but designing something that’s both aesthetically pleasing and efficient is a whole other challenge.

I’m all about flexibility. Not a big fan of having a lot of rules to follow.

I like to have a mission, a goal, and then come up with a way of getting there.

Being a designer is much like a musician. You write songs, and you’re judged by the quality of that song and the way you sing it.

Just because someone is a `generalist´ in design doesn’t mean they lack skills or expertise. In fact, it can be a huge asset to be able to tackle a variety of projects and mediums.

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I do have conflicting thoughts when looking at this:

https://t.co/oug85gdHvQ

To be honest design education has always been a muddy world. It's one of those things where you could either pay A LOT or pay nothing and the results might just be the same.

Completely agree, those prices are crazy.

For beginners I would recommend books that touch on design principles. There’s a lot good YouTube videos, free specific ebooks by @uxpin or @InVisionApp and actually a @skillshare membership is pretty great.

I really enjoy looking back on the things I’ve done and tried. It helps me see how far I’ve come and gives me a sense of pride. This year, I’m determined to create more of those. But I know I can’t create them simply by consuming and overanalyzing with no action.

As a designer, I’ve learned that strong collaboration with developers is key for a top-quality product. Not only leads to better outcomes, but also makes the process more efficient and enjoyable. Nothing like the feeling of working with a skilled person that you can trust.

Not sure why design agencies are still using Illustrator for digital banners.

Files are super heavy and less flexible than a simple Figma template with components making very easy to update them.

Feeling guilty about not producing the same quantity of work after being a parent?

Remember that your priorities have changed, and that’s okay. Your value doesn’t depend on your output. Give yourself a break and focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.

I’ve been greatly impressed by @AqaraSmarthouse products. Minimal design, easy to setup, just got my 2 curtain drivers ready in a couple of minutes 🤩

Playing a little with ChatGPT, is pretty amazing and there’s a huge potential here. I’m excited about the next 3 years.

Is incredible how few own their mistakes at work.

Everyone’s perfect and is everybody else’s fault. If that would be actually true, way more companies should be thriving.