Have you ever noticed strangers are more receptive and excited about your ideas than your own family or friends? Maybe you feel like you have to pitch harder to your close circles than anyone else, or that your close friends don't take you seriously enough.
Does it seem like there's more bad TV these days?
More mediocre writing?
More low quality clothing?
With every product and company I've built, I’ve always personally helped with customer support. When we first started, I didn’t have much choice. In a small business, everyone does everything.
You don't need anything too fancy. You don't want to work for hours on your site.
You stand out online by having a “thing.” A certain style, a specific voice, a schtick or a skill that catches the eye of a few people and eventually snowballs you into notoriety.
"Productivity" is dead.
It wasn’t long ago I’d see a 3D rendering or piece of highly detailed art and feel blown away.
The world wants to tell you what to think about, what to be interested in, what to learn, what to pursue, what to worry about. And it's easier to let it.
As a young designer, I would have done everything to convince you that designers are not artists.
Some portfolios look so good, you can't imagine how they did it. They must have hired a developer and worked for hours on the design.
This question crossed my mind enough times recently that I went into the DESK archives to find my own answer. To my surprise, there wasn’t one. I’ve never written about it, not until today.
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