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I don’t really enjoy vegging out on the couch. I am paradoxically curious about everything, but quickly get bored when my brain isn’t engaged. I always need to be doing something. So, instead of staring at yet another screen when I come home, I’ve finally found a perfect balance of engaging and relaxing for my evenings.
When you’re new and inexperienced in a field, it probably feels like your lack of experience is a shortcoming. While that can sometimes be true, it also puts you in a unique position that can allow you to be more creative than your old guard counterparts.
You know the scenario. You’re looking for a creative idea and it’s just not coming. Inspiration isn’t exactly cooperative. If you’re in need of an idea and don’t have time to set yourself up for inspiration, try going for a walk.
Any good craft needs a toolbox. If you’re a designer, your toolbox is style, which unfortunately you can’t put into organised drawers. This graphic, however, lays out your basic tools as a designer.
Your first idea probably isn’t your best one. However, many of us suffer from “design fixation”, where we become married to our first idea because we had it first. Avoid this problem by forcing yourself to come up with multiple solutions.