Who Is A Successful Designer?

It's been a while since I didn't post anything on my blog and I decided to resume my writings. Since I really like this feeling when you come up with some thoughts, publish them and see that it changes someone's life at least a little bit.

We all have life experience. Sometimes it's good, sometimes – bad. That's how we learn. Sharing experience helps you and other people learn a lesson. What can you learn from posting stuff on the internet? That's easy. Things that you create and ready to share usually have some value, they worth something. That's where we start to be artists.

Anyway, I see a lot of value in writing this blog and I'm trying to make it as a habit and post more often.

Today, I want to share with you thoughts about characteristics of a successful designer. What people usually see and don't see, but we should know that being a designer is not easy and creating stuff is not happening by the click of fingers even if you have years of experience deep knowledge.

What We Normally See In a Successful Designer

We see the final result when someone delivers it, but not what's happening in the background, in the process of creating a design solution or any other creative piece of work.

What We Don’t See Is The:

  • Learning process;
  • Failures;
  • Creative blocks;
  • Tough times that they endured;
  • Sacrifices;
  • Conversations they’ve had with themselves;
  • Preparation that they’ve done;
  • Self-doubt;
  • Progress;
  • A bunch of iterations and variations of the same design;
  • Tough times;
  • Hard work;
  • Adjustments;
  • Minor victories;
  • Perseverance;
  • Mental toughness when times get hard;
  • Overcoming negative feedback or lack of it;
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome from time to time;
  • Anxiety when a lot is happening and not enough time for themselves.

All of it happens even with very experienced creatives. We are not robots and sometimes we have a harsh time. So it's not only about a design and we can take things personally when we don't expect it. But we dealing with all of it and even more. Since we are willing to stay professionals and respect what others do.

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Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week,

Max

P.S. I'm writing a book on remote work and business for creatives, which you can pre-order now. I have no comments area here, Tweet me your questions if you have.

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