REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED
Design is a powerful journey – embrace it and wear your passion. Step out of your comfort zone and stop trying to be perfect. Remember that dreams are never too big.
CONTINUE TO GROW
The world is ever-changing and always introducing the bigger and the better. As a designer, you can never stop learning. Below are a few pointers on how to stay in the loop with trends, programmes, news, the business!
YouTube tutorials, as well as online courses, are useful for learning new programmes. Alternatively, you can read top design magazines such as VISI, HOW, Icon, Architectural Digest, Dezeen and the list goes on! Following social media is a no-brainer, especially in this day and age and being involved in the design world. Then it’s up to you whether you want to follow or lead!
Firstly, as a designer, it is crucial to trust yourself and never doubt your capabilities. This applies to all fields of design. Have passion in your career and you will never refer to it as “work.” Secondly, you cannot achieve the desired outcome without setting a goal. It is important to know what you want.
DESIGN AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Part 1 strategised from specifically an architectural point of view. Fortunately, there are other sustainable alternatives such as the following:
- Reduce waste. Ask yourself whether your product will be durable and long-lasting, or will it be recyclable?
- Choose your materials wisely. Make use of renewable materials such as woods that can be restored by the planet quickly.
- Publish online. At this point in time, all eyes are online – you know, the place with all the memes? Print less and get connected!
As a designer, having a positive perception of yourself is the greatest asset. This helps with overcoming challenges, reaching your goals and avoiding doubt. Remember that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
Wildetecture blog by Tarryn Hardwicke