For designers, it’s essential to develop a keen observation skills.

Observe your surroundings, pay attention to details and take note of subtle cues that can inform and inspire your future designs.

It’s crucial for students to consider their career paths while in school.

I struggled as a student with poor grades, but found success in design school. I really enjoyed learning more about my passion.

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.

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.