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3 Ways To Be A Better Designer

We all want to be the best that we can be. We want to do a good job and feel confident in our abilities and talents. Sometimes, however, we forget the essentials. We get so caught up in the day-to-day grind that we forget what we are really working for. Sometimes we just do the bare minimum, or feel bored, unfulfilled and unhappy. Well, what if there was a way to regain your spark? To love what you do again? Here are a few ways to become a better designer and bring new life into your work life.

  1. Keep it simple
    Sometimes we make things too complex. We try to think of every last possible problem or occurrence. When we do that we get caught up in the ‘what ifs’. What if this should happen? What if that should be needed? What if they don’t like it? What if… Drop the what ifs. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If you keep thing simple and basic you will be better off. Not only will you enjoy your work more, but the people you are designing for will feel the love you put into it and like it too. Remember that simple is always better. With more things come more complications. So, keep it simple, relax, and have fun with it.

  2. Be creative
    This is a long overlooked part of having fun with your design. If you are not being creative then you are not interested in what you are doing. If you are not interested then why would your customers be interested? The more fun you have with a project the more that effort will show to your customers. Be creative and think outside the box. Not only will your work be better but you will enjoy working again.

  3. Listen
    This is a big step that many of us miss when we get too busy. We have done this sort of thing a hundred times before so we think we know what the customers are looking for. But that is not the way to get repeat business. No, you should take the time to really listen to what the customer is saying they want. Even if it seems outlandish or foolish you can get something out of it. By listening you not only hear their concrete wants but you get a feel for who they are and what their style is. By listening you can really personalize your design and create something outstanding rather than just workable.
    These are just a few ideas that can help you to get back to the basics of design and love your work again. If you can bring back that spark you had when you first started then you will see better results. Have fun with your work and remember to keep thing simple.

Cover image and top image from Shutterstock and The Creative Finder.

Ken Myers the editor-in-chief is a frequent contributor of http://www.gonannies.com/. Ken helps acquiring knowledge on the duties & responsibilities of nannies to society. You can reach him at [email protected].

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