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J A S O N@jscottpearson
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Topic Tuesday: If you could go back in time to when you were just getting started in design, what's one bit of advice you'd tell yourself?June 19, 2018 at 5:42pm
What's that one thing that you've learned now, but wish you learned when you were first starting out?
June 19, 2018 at 8:40pm
June 20, 2018 at 3:49pm
Practice writing about/rationalizing your design; work on your ability to articulate your design decisions and become familiar with the language to use with designer/dev colleagues as well as how to translate the value of what you have done into language that makes sense to business people (non designer).
It's okay if some of your decisions were done because "it looked much better this way", and don't have some long winded reason. It may sound shallow but visual quality matters.
Be okay with working rough and fast (this one is still hard for me). Get used to showing rough work earlier in the process (the transparency of Figma has helped me become more comfortable with this).
June 20, 2018 at 11:10pm
Dribbble is not your user
June 21, 2018 at 8:24pm
June 22, 2018 at 9:49am
DONT 👏 WASTE 👏 TOUR TIME 👏 IN 👏 RASTERIZED 👏 GRAPHICS 👏 IN 👏 YOUR 👏 UX 👏 DESIGNS
You cant reuse those!!!
Little Steve, vector graphics will always be the future
July 20, 2018 at 3:28pm
Hold ideas loosely.
The hardest part of the job will always be learning how to work with other team members (dev, business, product, marketing...). Everyone has different backgrounds, needs, goals, expectations. You'll be in the middle of everything. Learn how to listen and don't forget that intuition is also very important. I struggle everyday, but that's also the fun part of it.
hahah this is amazing. What I've found to be so true relating to this is the easiest clients are the ones you charge the most. There's this weird inverse relationship (I should just make a charge) where the amount you charge is directly inverse to the amount of pain you'll feel from a client. It must be that the client assumes if you don't care much you have no idea what you are doing. Or that the people that pay you a lot don't have time to be a pain. Either way...so much yes to this.