One might say the quality of everything has improved – our TV screens have never been more crisp & vivid, our systems and software never more refined, our roads and highways never more paved.
You know what’s not a portfolio, but still acts as a portfolio?
As a designer, one of the most useful skills you can have is patience. Even if you're not a designer, patience is one of the best yet hardest skills to learn.
As a young designer, I would have done everything to convince you that designers are not artists.
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.
Designers love to argue about design tools. Some treat it as their religion, as if their design tool is the only thing that gives them meaning or an identity.
We are constantly researching and discovering new creative people in our line of work. The ones who rise to the surface usually have something in common.
You're a designer. You want to work on the cool stuff. You want to design the logo that everyone will recognize. The app interface that millions of people will touch. You want to do the work that is seen, recognized and applauded.
If you asked a young designer 20 years ago who their design heroes are, you'd hear some familiar names.
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