Creating Value

Simple ways to level up your design career

Dribbble Meetup, April 20 2017
Designer, Engineer, Co Founder

Creating Value

  • + 😀
  • Impact
  • Creative Growth
  • Skill Growth

Find the sweet spot

Know Your Niche

Branding
Illustration
Print
Screen - Informational
Websites
Web designer
Screen - Functional
Web & Mobile Apps
UI Designer
UX
Mobility Creativity Stability Jobs
Branding
Illustration
Print
Screen
Informational
Functional
UX

Spend (way more) time on multipliers

An output whose purpose is not solely to stand on its own, but to increase the impact or value of subsequent outputs.

Communication Skills

Great Process

If you place your trust in a good process, then the end result will probably be pretty good.
- Julie Zhou

Style Guides & Design Systems

Writing

Let Go

On Perfectionism

On Critique

The goal of critique is to help the designer make intentional decisions.

Practice

80% of life is just showing up
- Woodie Allen
"Even in the absence of talent and inspiration, you can—through sheer practice—become so good at art that you reliably deliver very good work."
- Christoph Niemann

To Sum Up

Thanks for your time!