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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:

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.

I lost my wallet earlier today at a very public place. Once I realized and returned it wasn’t there. Luckily the one that found it saw my ID and contacted me on Facebook 🙌🏼 That’s a pro for social media.

Designers are some of the best and quickest people to adapt to new software.

Here’s a tip, get really good at Google slides.

You’ll be loved.

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Do you have a personal website or blog? I’m curious: What tech stack/tool/service are you using? And would you pick it again today? 🤗

RT=💚 for all the people who want to get started with their own site as well!

Hugo with my custom-made Theme, GitHub, Netlify.

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Couldn’t be happier with this stack.

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