Look for opportunities to do things with others.
Don’t compromise, and don’t take no for an answer.
Everything we make of value is about people.
Make something for yourself.
If an opportunity comes your way that scares you, take it.
Figure out how you’ll get the word out before you even start.
Become a problem finder and a problem explorer.
Suspend judgement, be open, and don’t underestimate the power of a touch of flattery.
Be open to any career opportunities that come along the way.
Rip something off.
Don’t be shallow or dull, be someone interesting.
Follow the momentum.
Always have a side hustle.
Take your time.
Ignore your job title.
While you’re still looking for a job, stay creatively busy.
You can never underestimate the power of paying your dues.
Celebrate your lack of plan.
The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.
Pick something, and stick to it.
Have a voice, and be patient.
Get a life.
Be ambitious, don’t edit yourself.
Practice. Experiment. Practice. Experiment.
Have an opinion, but be open minded.
Go with the flow.
Train your weaknesses, race your strengths.
Be fearless and confident. Design is for people, with people, and about people.
Be yourself. And, spend time designing for the greater good.
Learn the culture of an employer you admire. Be persistent, do your homework.
Follow your heart.
Use every opportunity you’re given to collaborate as much as possible.
Anyone can use tools, so be a good thinker. Be curious—take creative risks.
Be honest. With yourself, your work, and others.
Don’t take things personally—and have a sense of humor!
Sweat the details. Don’t overlook any outlet of communication.
You can’t prepare to be ready. Be ready now.
Great designers are never content. Struggling with a design is okay.