“Mark Boulton suggested that the idea of the designer presenting an idea as some sort of ‘grand reveal’ is damaging — a good client should be happy with the mess we make along the way (because the process is inherently messy) and we should help educate them by explaining our processes before anything starts.”— From Elliot Jay Stocks’ overview of the Responsive Summit
Productivity. Energy. Creativity. Optimism. Skepticism. I’ve found these are extremely important to my daily life as a Designer.
Tips on a Designer’s workflow: Think hard & long with a clear mind, then execute rapidly. Refine. Iterate. Repeat.
Listening to and finding new music equals instant energy and motivation, similar to coffee in the morning &/or late afternoon, and running long distances. For lack of a better term, there is a “high” that comes with all of these.
There’s no substitute for quiet time to reflect on your work, your life and the wonders of the universe. A good night’s sleep can also recharge and rid the mind of frustration from the previous night.