08 Great Advice from Designer to Designer 🔝
Courtesy of @dope.motions
As a designer you need the practice to sharpen your skill, you also need great advice from a good designer from their experience ☝
So you can learn which are the best way to follow and avoid their mistakes in your design career 🎈
Here are 08 great designers who will give their valuable advice for you to become a good and successful designer.
DANN PETTY, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Three things. One, brand yourself, right now and stick with it. Two, choose a style, and stick with it. Three, stop taking Dribbble so seriously and don’t be that “feedback on everything this is how I would have done it”
SEAN FREEMAN, ILLUSTRATOR
I believe setting personal challenges is the base of creativity -both artistically, technically, and on a personal level because it makes you look at things differently. At times, it’s quite a stressful job, but it’s one like no other and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. The work can be quite overwhelm-ing, so it’s important to keep that inner flame and passion alive by always making time for personal projects.
GABOR RICHTER, DIGITAL ARTIST
Dreams exist to be fulfilled no matter what they are. If you carry a fire inside of you, go chop wood until your fingers bleed. Whether you implement an idea of an image, or turn your hobby into a profession, the most important thing is to continuously work towards fulfilling your dreams. After all, that is the only way to keep your fire burning bigger and longer.
JUSTINE MALLER, DESIGNER
Don’t quit your day job. This is a tough business, and you want to leave yourself with outs. Test the waters, see how it goes, but make sure you have a way to support your-self through the initial tough times.
FABIO ARAUJO, DIGITAL ARTIST
I advise all who want to pursue this career to never give up and to never stop creating even when you don’t have much time or when you’re tired. When working in this field, it’s always good to not only be aware of what you are creating in the world but to also perfect it. Thank you!
THERESE LARSSON, ILLUSTRATOR
Paint what you love and don’t try following trends too much. Be aware of them and learn from them but don’t be a slave to fads because chances are you will only become a pale copy. Try finding your own style and become great at it. Practice and persistence will always win over lazy talent.
MARIUS ROOSENDAAL, DESIGNER
Love your experiments, as you would an ugly child. It’s from Bruce Mau’s manifesto for growth. This whole thing is just filled with good advice. I had the tendency to be overly critical of my own work, but realized progression was more about iterations and trial and error.
DREW MELTON, DESIGNER & TYPOGRAPHER
Learn the basics. Don’t try to be clever and try not to compare yourself to other great designers. It will keep you from finding your voice and really developing your skills. That was a big mistake I made early on. I got caught up on busy work and didn’t have the patience to really learn the fundamentals of good layout.
Get 50+ Marketing Tools we use in Tegra 🤘
Follow the link 👉 https://use.tegra.co/tools to get a list of 50+ free (or cheap) growth marketing tools that we and other growth agencies use to scale businesses like yours + growth hacking insights.