Why You Shouldn’t Evaluate Your Design Skills Through Comparison With Others

It’s natural to compare your skills and abilities to others who do the same kind of work as you. How helpful is it, though? Do you feel like a better designer after the comparison? Did the comparison help you learn something?

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Learning Through Exercise — The Bridge Between Theory And Real World Practice

My current approach to learning design is reaching a point where it’s beginning to fail me. I don’t mean to imply that it doesn’t work at all, but rather it seems to only have the ability to take me so far and I’m starting to bump up against its limits. With some aspects of design my approach is plateauing at a point at which I still want to climb higher.

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Communication — The Connection Between Graphic Design and Writing

Last week when sharing my thoughts on multipurposing I offered that you could become more productive by looking at the tasks you have to do differently and understanding how you could do one thing and have it serve multiple purposes. There’s another side to this concept.
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Become A Better Designer Through Critical Thinking

Last week I offered some general thoughts on how become a better designer when you’re feeling overwhelmed with all there is to learn. I briefly mentioned critical thinking about design as an important part of the process. I’d like to expand on that brief mention.
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How To Learn Design When You Feel Overwhelmed

After finishing last’s week’s post about design principles and decision decisions, I realized I may not have answered Mita’s question that led to the post. The question also dealt with that overwhelming feeling you might get when looking ahead at all the things you need to learn to become a proficient designer.
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